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BREAKING: Atiku Defeats Buhari Inside Aso Rock

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Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) secured more votes than President Muhammadu Buhari at one of the polling units inside the presidential villa.

There are two polling units in the seat power.

For PU 022 Atiku polled 525 against Buhari’s 465.

For the senatorial election, PDP won with 546 votes against APC’s 477.

For the House of Representatives, PDP won with 521 votes against APC’s 466.

There are still results of three voting points pending in the second polling unit, PU 021.

The breakdown is as follows:

Unit 022 voting point 1

Presidential

APC 90, PDP 53

Senatorial

APC 89 PDP 55

Reps

APC 90 PDP 53

Voting point 2

Presidential

APC 73 PDP 84

Senatorial

APC 76 PDP 89

Reps

APC 74 PDP 85

Voting point 3

Presidential

APC 76 PDP 87

Senate

APC 76 PDP 87

Reps

APC 75 PDP 82

Voting Point 4

Presidential

PDP 70. APC 76

Senate

PDP 77 APC 69

Reps

PDP 69 APC 67

Voting Point 5

Presidential

APC 40 PDP 90

Senate

APC 50 PDP 92

Reps

APC 43 PDP 87

Voting point 6

Presidential

APC 72 PDP 85

Senatorial

APC 75 PDP 87

Reps

APC 75 PDP 89

Voting point 7

Presidential

APC 38 PDP 56

Senatorial

PDP 59 APC42

Reps

PDP 56 APC 40

Total

Presidential- PDP 525 APC 465

Senatorial PDP 546 APC 477

Reps PDP 521 APC 466

Polling Unit O21, voting Point 1

Presidential

APC 83 PDP 53

Senatorial

APC 86 PDP 57

Reps

APC 84 PDP 57

Voting point 02

Presidential

APC 84 PDP 68

Senatorial

APC 83 PDP 76

Reps

APC 84 PDP 72

Voting point 03

Pending

Voting point 4

Pending

Voting point 05

Pending

Voting point 06

Presidential

PDP 95 APC 28

Senatorial

PDP 101 APC 27

Reps

PDP 101 APC 26

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Presidential

PDP 88 APC 124

Senatorial

PDP 91 APC 117

Reps

PDP 86 APC 117

While the PDP candidate garnered 84 votes, Buhari who ran under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) trailed with 73.

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Nigeria’s Stability More Important Than Our Pockets — Shettima Tells Senators-Elect

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Nigeria’s Vice-President, Kashim Shettima, has charged senators-elect to “vote wisely” when the upper legislative chamber is inaugurated next week.

The senate will elect its presiding officers for the 10th assembly on Tuesday.

Speaking during the ninth senate’s valedictory session on Saturday, Shettima told the lawmakers that the stability of the country is greater than that of their pockets.

There have been allegations that some senate president hopefuls are using money to woo senators-elect to vote for them.

Although the All Progressives Congress (APC) has nominated Godswill Akpabio, a former minister of Niger Delta affairs, for the position of senate president, Abdulaziz Yari, a former governor of Zamfara, and Orji Uzor Kalu, chief whip, have insisted on vying for the position.

The vice-president said the country’s interest should inform who they elect as senate president and deputy.

“To my incoming colleagues, I will leave you with a parable, ‘the stability of this nation is superior to the stability of our pockets’. On Tuesday, let us vote wisely, let us vote for the Nigerian nation,” he said.

The number two citizen described his colleagues as “friends who have become an integral part of my history”.

“We have served shoulder to shoulder in the face of adversity and worked relentlessly for the betterment of our nation,” he said.

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[VIDEO]: I Would Have Slapped Kwankwaso If I Met Him In Aso Rock — Ganduje

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Dr Umar Ganduje, the immediate past governor of Kano State, infuriated by the ongoing demolition by the governor of the State, Abba Kabiir Yusuf, on Friday, said he could have slapped his predecessor, Engr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, if he saw him in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Ganduje was the immediate past governor of Kano while Kwankwaso was the Presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP, in the February 25 election and the two have become like cat and dog in recent years.

Briefing State House correspondents after meeting behind closed doors with President Bola Tinubu, the visibly enraged Ganduje accused Kwankwaso of being behind the demolition of property in the state.

Fuming while speaking with state house journalists, Ganduje said if he had met Kwankwaso, at the Villa, he would have slapped him.

The former governor said he met with President Tinubu to brief him on the security situation in Kano State following the demolition exercise embarked upon by the administration of Governor Yusuf.

Fielding a question on whether he met Kwankwaso who is equally around in the Villa with the president, he said, “I know he is in the building but we have not met. Probably if we met, maybe I could have slapped him.”

Ganduje said the demolition exercise was done without carrying out any investigation or giving due notice in line with the provisions of the Land Use Act.

The former governor said he spoke at length on the issue while reporting the matter to the president and had petitioned the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba with video evidence of the looting and vandalisation that trailed the demolition.

Ganduje said he had briefed the president adequately on the demolition exercise that even affected the supporters of Kwankwaso whom he accused of ordering the action.

He said the governor who he described as a “stooge” of Kwankwaso was no longer happy because of the condemnation that greeted the move.

Asked to give figures to properties lost to the demolition exercise, he said some human rights organizations were working on the level of damage.

He, however, said one of the developers who was affected had sued the government demanding over N10billion.

He said the state government had said the demolition exercise was part of the fulfilment of his campaign promise to “restore” the urban development master plan of the city.

He had also insisted that the exercise was not a vendetta against the past administration of Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and that many more demolitions would follow.

Video Credit: Channels TV

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Labour Party Rep-Elect Speaks After Meeting With Tinubu, Says “I Never Knew He’s So Intelligent”

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Amobi Ogah, a member-elect for the House of Representatives, claims to have been unaware of President Bola Tinubu’s “intelligent” nature.

Following a meeting between Tinubu and members-elect of the national assembly at the presidential residence on Thursday, Ogah, who would represent the Isuikwuato/Umunneochi federal constituency of Abia in the tenth legislature, spoke.

Ogah, who was elected on the Labour Party (LP) platform, claimed that Tinubu’s charisma demonstrates that he is prepared for the difficult job of governing the country.

“Today is my best day. Today, I’m so happy that I’m an elected member seeing my president talking. In fact, I’ve never known that this man is so intelligent,” he said.

“I never knew that this man is so prepared to serve this country. I saw the love, character, and charisma, the belief that Nigeria can be a better nation.”

Ogah said he is convinced that he should support the All Progressives Congress (APC) nominated candidates for the leadership of the House of Representatives.

“So I’m so glad that the meeting we had today is going to take us a little bit to a more stabilized house. Now, even without talking to us again, we have agreed that we are going towards the government’s decision,” he said.

The APC had nominated Tajudeen Abbas from Kaduna and Benjamin Kalu from Abia for the positions of speaker and deputy speaker of the 10th assembly.

“Not minding (that) I’m of Labour Party, as of now, the party is not the issue. We’re talking about building the nation. We are talking about the unity of the nation,” he said.

Peter Obi, who was the standard-bearer of the LP in the 2023 presidential election, lost to Tinubu of the APC.

Obi and the LP are currently challenging Tinubu’s victory at the presidential election tribunal.

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