Connect with us
//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Published

on

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has won all the three seats of Senatorial, Federal of Representatives and State of Assembly rerun elections in Essien Udim Council area of Akwa Ibom State conducted on Saturday 25th December 2020.

The final results released and signed by the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mike Igini, showed that the People’s Democratic party Senatorial candidate Christopher Ekpenyong defeated Godswill Akpabio of the All Progressives having scored 134,717 as against 83,820 votes.

In the House of Representatives results,Ekong Nsikak of the PDP scored 45,366 votes to defeat his counterpart of the APC who came behind with 22,757 votes.

The People’s Democratic party’s candidate for the state of Assembly, Esse Umoh, polled 18,999 votes to defeat Nse Ntuen of the APC who scored 7,108 votes.

READ ALSO  BREAKING: Supreme Court sacks APC senator, David Umaru

The All Progressives Congress in the state had on Friday announced withdrawal from the Re-run polls, citing alleged bias of the Independent National Electoral Commission as reason for the withdrawal.

The chairman of the party, Ini Okopido, had said that the party was no longer comfortable to go into any supervised by Mike Igini, because of his alleged hatred for the party.

“We have officially as a party withdrawn from the Re-run election in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. We’re so dissatisfied with the conduct of in the state.

READ ALSO  Six lawmakers defect to PDP

“As far as we are concerned, Igini, has shown unprecedented bias against APC. We know he does not like us and if he conducts any election in the state we will not participate” Okopido had said.

Speaking while reacting to the purported withdrawal, a PDP Chieftain and Commissioner of Trade and , Prince Akpabio,. described the withdrawal as “political gimmick” to deceive the PDP.

He said, “The withdrawal was a gimmick to deceive the PDP, but we are conscious of their antics.”

READ ALSO  COVID-19: Oyo discharges two more Coronavirus patients

Loading...

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.

Advertisement //pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: "pub-7404936528073869", enable_page_level_ads: true });
6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Pingback: vagragenericaar.org

  2. Pingback: buy generic viagra online usa

  3. Pingback: cialis 20mg

  4. Pingback: best time to take viagra 50mg

  5. Pingback: buy viagra no prescription required

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Politics

Okowa to Nigerians: Support PDP back to power in 2023 for good governance

Published

on

By

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, yesterday, urged Nigerians to support the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, back to power in 2023 to restore good governance, including infrastructural development in the country.
Okowa who stated this at a thanksgiving service, said the PDP would do everything possible with the support of Nigerians to win the 2023 presidential .
He said the party was working hard to win more states in the country as a precursor to getting back control of the presidency which it lost in 2015.
The governor said with the abysmal performance of the All Progressives , APC, led Federal Government, Nigerians were already convinced on the imperative of voting back PDP to power in 2023.
Thanking leaders, youths and women for their support for the party since inception, Okowa said with such encouragement, PDP would take over the Federal Government in 2023.
He said: “We have come here to give thanks to God because whatever we achieve in life is not the work of any man. Man can try but whatever we do is by the will of God that we triumph and it is only normal that we return all the glory to God.
READ ALSO: Mix Reactions Trail NLC Strike Suspension In Oyo State
“We must learn to work with everybody in the state irrespective of their tribe because everyone matters in building a political party.
“Before the last general election, we assured our members in the state that we will organise free, fair and credible primaries for all aspirants.
“At the end of all the primaries, our party members realised that we meant business when we said we will organise credible primaries for aspirants because some aspirants close to me lost while some that are not close to me also won.”
He solicited support for the party to succeed and urged all political appointees to support their wards to hold meetings.

READ ALSO  COVID-19: PDP urges Buhari to speak out on status of Presidential Villa

Loading...
Continue Reading

Politics

Kwara by-election: Tribunal sacks APC lawmaker, declares PDP winner

Published

on

By

The Kwara State of Assembly Rerun Petition Tribunal , on Monday , nullified the victory of Adam Rufai of the All Progressives in the by - for Patigi Constituency .
The tribunal subsequently declared Salihu Mohammed Gada of the Peoples Democratic Party winner of the by -election held on March 14 , 2020 .
However, the Kwara State chapter of APC rejected the judgment of the tribunal which declared the candidate of PDP the winner of the recent Patigi by -election .
The seat became vacant when Rufai ’s brother , Saidu Ahmed , died in December 2019 after a brief illness .
It explained that the judgment was based on the difference between ‘ Adam ’ and ‘Adama ’ on the certificate of the candidate of the APC .
Kwara APC made the complaint in a press statement by its Publicity Secretary , Folaranmi Aro , on Monday .
The statement was titled , ‘ APC rejects , to appeal Tribunal ’ s judgment on Patigi … Says judgment a judicial subversion of people ’s mandate’.
Aro complained that PDP never called any witness from the examination body to substantiate its claim that APC candidate was not the owner of the certificate he tendered for his election .Part of the statement read, “ The tribunal did not deny that we won the election overwhelmingly . It instead hid under a feeble excuse that the names of our candidate on the two certificates he presented to the electoral body are slightly different from each other to award our mandate to the opposition .
“ It is a sad day for democracy as the judgment is a slap on thousands of the electorate who stood in the sun to make their choices .
“ This judgment is a violent attack on the position of the Supreme Court in many established cases where an alphabet was either omitted or added to a candidate ’ s name. We are definitely going to appeal the judgment because it signals danger for our democracy and amounted to stealing the mandate of the people . The judgment is a judicial subversion of the mandate of the people . ”
Meanwhile, a former senate president , Bukola Saraki , has congratulated Yahaya over the judgment .
The former Kwara State governor tweeted , “ A big congrats to the candidate of our party @OfficialPDPNig for the State Assembly by -election held in Patigi , Kwara State on 14 th March, 2020 . Hon . Salihu Muhammad Yahaya has just been declared the winner by a tribunal. I also congratulate all our stakeholders for their steadfastness .

READ ALSO  COVID-19: It’s time to repay tithe payers, not government – Bamgbose tells Kumuyi, Adeboye, others

Loading...
Continue Reading
Advertisement
Advertisement

Inspirational Tips

Advertisement
Loading...

Trending

WhatsApp Join Our WhatsApp Chat
%d bloggers like this: