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The Peoples Democratic Party Monitoring Group (PDPMG) has raised alarm over an alleged plot to arrest and detain PDP chieftains in Akwa Ibom State.

According to the PDPMG, the plot is being masterminded by the governorship candidate of the All Progressives in Akwa Ibom State, Mr Nsima Ekere; and a former of the state, Senator Godswill Akpabio.

 

 

The PDPMG claimed that Ekere and Akpabio had hired some miscreants to foment trouble in the state during today’s presidential and National Assembly elections.

It claimed that the arrest of the miscreants would be stage-managed such that they would make purported confessional statements implicating PDP chieftains in Akwa Ibom State.

It named those to be implicated as PDP National Legal Adviser, Emmanuel Enoidem; the Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Works, Mr Ephraim Inyang; Senator Bassey Albert; and the Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State of Assembly, Onofiok Luke.

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The PDPMG said, “Available intelligence has revealed that this wicked, barbaric and devilish plot is being spearheaded by an aide of Mr Ekere and these thugs brought in from outside the state to execute the aforementioned plot are already camped in Akwa Ibom preparatory to the execution of the task they have been assigned to undertake. We want to state categorically, without fear or contradiction, that no amount of intimidation, threat, plot to arrest, detain, frame up or assassinate any PDP chieftain or high-ranking member of the party in the state will weaken the resolve of all PDP members in the 31 local government areas of the state to support, vote for and defend the wishes and aspirations of Akwa Ibom people who are resolute and unwavering in their resolve to support the second term bid of Governor Udom Emmanuel towards consolidating on the gains of his industrialisation policy and the prevailing peace and security witnessed in the state since May 29, 2015, contrary to what was obtainable in the state from 2007 to 2015.”

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However, in swift reaction to the allegations, Sen. Akpabio’s media aide, Anietie Ekong, said the allegation against his principal were unfounded saying, “It follows a familiar pattern of crying wolf since the defection of Senator Akpabio to the APC. It is nonsensical for anyone to claim that Senator Akpabio held a meeting with unnamed security agencies in the state.”

He added that it was irresponsible of the PDP to drag President Muhammadu Buhari’s name into the allegation.

“President Muhammadu Buhari is a responsible leader who was committed to the well-being of all Nigerians and could not have given any instructions on innocent Nigerians to be maimed and killed,” he said.

 

 

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Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party has called for the release of its presidential campaign spokesman  in Kogi State, Mr Austin Okai. Okai was said to have been abducted on Friday evening by armed thugs allegedly  working for the  All Progressives Congress (APC).

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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#OndoDecides2020: Results From 16 LGs Declared, Two Being Awaited

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As of 12.30 p.m. on Sunday, 16 local government areas have been announced in the Ondo State governorship held on Saturday by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Twelve of the results were declares early on Sunday and when the commission reconvened after a four-hour break, four other local governments were announced by their various collation officers.

The four local governments that were just announced were Ose, Okitipupa, Ondo West and Odigbo, bringing the number of local governments declared to be 16 while the remaining two are being awaited as of the time of this report.

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Below are the results of the 16 local governments:

Ifedore LG:

APC 9,350,

PDP 11,852,

ZLP 1.860

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Irele LG

APC 12,643

PDP 5,493

ZLP 5,904

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Ile Oluji LG

APC 13,278

PDP 9,231

ZLP 1,971

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Ondo East LG

APC 6,485

PDP 4,049

ZLP 3,221

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Idanre LG

APC 11,286

PDP 7,499

ZLP 3,623

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Owo LG

APC 35.957

PDP 5,311

ZLP 408

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Akoko North East LG

APC 16,572

PDP 8,380

ZLP 3,532

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Akoko South West LG

APC 21,232

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PDP 15,055

ZLP 2,775

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Akoko North West LG

APC 15,809

PDP 10,320

ZLP 3,477

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Akure North LG

APC 9,546

PDP 12,263

ZLP 1,046

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Akoko South East LG

APC 9,419

PDP 4,033

ZLP 2,055

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Akure South LG

APC 17,277

PDP 47,627

ZLP 2,236

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Ose LG

APC 15,122

PDP 8,421

ZLP 1,083

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Okitipupa LG

APC 19,266

PDP 10,367

ZLP 10,120

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Ondo West LG

APC 15,977

PDP 10,627

ZLP 10,159

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Odigbo LG

APC 23,571

PDP 9,485

ZLP 6,540

 

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#OndoDecides2020: INEC Collates Results In 14 LGAs

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With 2,936 polling units results submitted out of 3,009 units as at 8.16 am, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has completed collation of results in 14 Local Government Areas, LGAs, of Ondo State in the governorship held on Saturday, October 10.

Polling, it would be recalled commenced at 8.00 am on the election day and progressed till 4.00 pm. Immediately voting stopped, the Commission began sorting of the ballots and counted same in each polling units.

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The results of the votes scored by each of the political parties were recorded in Form E8 and uploaded to the newly introduced INEC Results Collation Portal, using the Z-Pad technology.

 

With the introduction of the Z-Pad, INEC is some steps away from full-blown electronic election in the country, as the new technology has made collation of election seamless and flawless, with the tendency of hoodlums highjacking election results on the way to collation centres, completely eliminated.

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