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APC In Early Lead As Benue South Rerun Election Results Trickle In

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DAVID MARKWith the re-run election in Benue South senatorial district already concluded on Saturday, results have started trickling in from the various polling units.
The re-run poll is a two-horse contest between former Senate President David Mark, who is seeking his fifth term on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Daniel Onjeh of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
The Senatorial District is made up of Ogbadibo, Okpokwu, Ado, Oju, Apa, Agatu, Ohimini, Otukpo and Obi local government areas.
Despite the tension and uncertainty in the build-up to the polls, our correspondent reports that the exercise went peacefully and smoothly in most polling units.
Some of the results are listed below:
Oju LGA, Ukpa/Ainu Ette, Ihigile PU:
APC – 198
PDP -72
Oju LGA, Oju Ward, Ohijile PU
APC – 142
PDP – 132
Ivini PU
APC – 153
PDP – 80
Obi LGA, Adiko Ward, Imade PU
APC – 132
PDP – 67
Obi LGA, Adiko Ward, Imade PU
APC – 132
PDP – 67
AKWUTULO PU
APC – 58
PDP – 41
EJULE PU,
APC – 104
PDP – 48
OBI LGA, Itogo Ward, Ebong PU,
APC – 157
PDP – 138
Oju LGA, Okpokpo Ward, Ogum-igwe PU
APC – 131
PDP – 53
Oju LGA, Ukpa/AInu Ette Ward, Onyoho PU
APC – 108
PDP – 90
Obi LGA, Obeko Ward, Omapia PU
APC – 224
PDP – 70
Ohimini LGA, Aume-icho Ward ONDO/ OLABE PU
APC – 89
PDP – 129
OLEGA PU
APC – 87
PDP – 60
Oju LGA, Okpokpo Ward, Ogum-igwe PU
APC – 131
PDP – 53
Ohimini LGA, Idekpa Ward Olaigbechi PU
APC – 57
PDP – 5
Ohimini LGA, Aume Iche Ward AKWUTULO PU
APC – 58
PDP – 41
EJULE PU
APC – 104
PDP – 48
Oju LGA, Owo ward, Omua Unit 1,
APC – 49
PDP – 14
Oju LGA, Okpokpo Ward, Ogum-Igwe PU
APC – 131
PDP – 53
Ohimini LGA, Onyagede-Ehaje PU
APC – 184
PDP – 120
Obi LGA, Ikwoku Ward, Udegi Polling Unit
APC – 184
PDP – 111
Otukpo LGA, Ewilo Ward, Ikobi Polling Unit
APC – 41
PDP – 112
Ogbadigbo LGA, Al-Oono 2 Olaidede Play Ground Polling Unit
APC – 100
PDP – 85
Agatu LGA, Obagaji Ward Obagaji Old Market II Polling Unit
APC – 103
PDP – 248
Obagaji Ward Olegochepo Play Ground Polling Unit
APC – 53
PDP – 156
Obagaji Ward Ologba Primary School Polling Unit
APC – 60
PDP – 90
It should be noted that these results are yet to be confirmed by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, the only body recognized by law to declare election result.

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Sanwo-Olu Names Building After Tinubu, Warns Youths Against Vandalism

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Sanwo-Olu Names Building After Tinubu, Warns Youths Against Vandalism

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos has named the newly built Apapa-Iganmu Local Council Development Area after the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

This was made known in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Gboyega Akosile.

Sanwo-Olu also named the Agboyi-Ketu LCDA after the late Senator of Lagos East Senatorial District, Adebayo Osinowo.

He stated that the recent #EndSARS protests brought out the need for the government to double their efforts and prioritize youth development and empowerment.

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The governor however warned youths against the destruction of the government’s assets built with public funds.

Sanwo-Olu disclosed that the decision of the council leadership in Agboyi-Ketu to name the edifice after Osinowo testified to the contributions he made to the development of the council.

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PDP Governor, Matawalle Commends Umahi For Joining APC

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PDP Governor, Matawalle Commends Umahi For Joining APC

Dave Umahi

Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has commended Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, for joining the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Governor Matawalle who is a governor on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) attributed Mr Umahi’s decamping to “bad blood in the present Peoples Democratic Party.”

Also Read: Gov. Umahi Sacks Political Appointees From Ohaukwu LGA

Governor Matawalle made this comment in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Zailani Bappa, on Friday.

He expressed that he would rather commend Umahi for “his bold decision rather than condemn him because everyone feels welcome only in a house where he feels comfortable.”

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You Are A Worthy Successor, Aregbesola Tells Oyetola

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You are a worthy successor, Aregbesola tells Oyetola

Aregbesola and Oyetola

Rauf Aregbesola, former Governor of Osun State and Minister of Interior, has described Governor Gboyega Oyetola as a worthy successor.

In a congratulatory statement in Osogbo on Friday to mark Oyetola’s second anniversary, the Minister said the Osun governor has weathered the storm of governance effectively.

Aregbesola wrote: “I write to congratulate you on the second anniversary of your administration.

“I look back with pride and nostalgia the hard-fought battle of your election and the continuation of progressive administration in the State of Osun.

Also Read: Oyetola Bans Sales Of School Uniforms

“There have been challenges along the line – the inclement national financial weather, the COVID-19 pandemic and others not so significant. But you have weathered the storm admirably and steadied the ship of state.

“The challenges will no doubt present a new format as you step into the third year. These are heightened political participation, pressure to deliver more dividends of democracy and increased demands from the political system. I have no doubt that you will cope nicely.

“Please continue to make the welfare of the people your biggest concern. They are the reason for the state. Without them there will be no government or any political office to occupy.

“Once again, congratulations, as I wish you a resounding success in office and every aspect of life.

“My kind regards to the good wife, Alhaja Kafayat Oyetola and the entire cabinet of the State of Osun.”

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