New Helmsmen Emerge in Lagos, Kwara, Oyo, Others

New Helmsmen Emerge in Lagos, Kwara, Oyo, Others

New governors have been elected in Lagos, Kwara, Oyo and several other states in the country, where the incumbents have mostly completed their constitutional two terms.  The All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate in Lagos, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu won the governorship election in the state by a landslide, defeating the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate,

New governors have been elected in Lagos, Kwara, Oyo and several other states in the country, where the incumbents have mostly completed their constitutional two terms.  The All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate in Lagos, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu won the governorship election in the state by a landslide, defeating the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Mr Jimi Agbaje in all 20 Local Governments of the state.

In the results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Sanwo-Olu polled 739,141 votes to defeat the PDP contestant, Agbaje, who polled 206,141 votes. Sanwo-Olu defeated Agbaje by 533,000 votes, making it landslide victory for the APC candidate. Sanwo-Olu will be taking over from out-going Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode who lost out in the APC primaries.

The Kwara State APC governorship candidate, Mr. Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, also won the governorship election held on Saturday. He polled 331,546 votes to emerge as the winner of the highly anticipated election. His PDP rival, Mr. Abdulrazaq Atunwa, polled 114,754 votes to emerge as the runner-up in the election.

From the official results declared in all the 16 local government areas in the state, Abdulrazaq led Atunwa with a margin of 216,792 votes. The APC also beat the PDP in all the local government areas. The PDP however boycotted the collation venue.

Governorship candidate of the PDP in Oyo State, Mr Seyi Makinde has emerged  governor-elect after defeating Mr Adebayo Adelabu of the APC. Makinde polled 515,621 votes to defeat  Adelabu of the APC who polled 357,982 votes. He also won in 27 of the 33 LGs of the state.

INEC has also declared Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu, candidate of the PDP, winner of the March 9 governorship election in Abia. INEC Returning Officer in the state, Prof. Benjamin Ozurumba, on Sunday said that  Ikpeazu scored  261,127 votes to win the poll.

He defeated Uchechukwu Ogah of  the APC who polled  99,574 votes. He also announced that Mr Alex Otti, candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) scored 64,366 votes while Mr Blessing Nwagba of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) scored  2,919 votes.

According to Ozurumba, 433,315 votes were valid, out of the 444, 376 votes cast, while 11,061 votes were rejected.

Ikpeazu won in 11 out of the 17 LGAs of  the state, while Ogah won in four and  Otti won in two.

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of the PDP has won the 2019 governorship election Enugu State. Ugwuanyi secured a landslide victory in all the 17 local government areas of the state to emerge victorious in the polls.

The results were announced by the local government collation officers at the Governorship Election collation centre, INEC Headquarters Enugu.

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of the PDP has also won the governorship election in 13 out of the 14 LGAs so far declared by the INEC.

The State Returning Officer, Prof. Seth Jaja, the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University Otuoke, Bayelsa, announced the results at the INEC office in Asaba on Sunday.

Jaja declared Chief Great Ogboru of All Progressive Congress (APC) winner in one LGA,

Okowa won in Ukwuani Local Government Area (LGA), where he polled 18,328 votes to defeat his closest opponent, Ogboru who scored 7,264 votes.

In Patani, Okowa recorded 19,683 votes as against Ogboru’s 3, 288 votes just as he polled 33,371 votes in Ika South as against Ogboru’s 3,877 votes.

Okowa also won in Ika North East with 67,417 votes while the APC candidate polled 2303 votes.

In Okpe LGA, Okowa polled 20,415 votes to defeat his closest APC opponent who got 9424 votes as the governor also defeated Ogboru in Aniocha North with 17,054 votes while he (Ogboru) got 4653 votes.

The PDP candidate secured 62,044 votes in Ethiope West, while Ogboru scored a total of 6211 votes and in Aniocha South, Okowa defeated his closest with 20,947 votes as against his 3138 votes.

Others LGAs won by Okowa are Isoko South where he recorded 43730 votes, while Ogboru had 14,259 votes and Oshimili North where he had 37,744 votes, as Ogboru secured 2906 votes.

In Isoko North, Okowa defeated Ogboru with a total of 29,648 votes as against his 9817 votes, while in Sapele, the governor polled 18,572 votes and Ogboru garnered 10457 votes.

Okowa also defeated the APC candidate in Ndokwa East with 30,670 votes as against 4306 votes recorded by him.

Jaja declared Ogboru winner in Ethiope East LGA, where he polled 21,141 votes as the PDP candidate got 11,489.

The ongoing collation of results is supervised by the Delta Resident Election Commissioner, Dr Cyril Omorogbe.

In adamawa state, the PDP candidate, Mr Ahmadu Fintiri, is leading in the governorship contest with over 20,000 votes from the results in 18 LGAs already declared.

Fintiri, a former acting governor of the state who ruled for only three months, is in a hot contest with the incumbent governor, Mr Jibrila Bindow of the ruling APC.

Earlier, Mr. Bindow had maintained a slim lead ahead of Mr Fintiri with 4233 votes as INEC announced results from 11 LGAs, mostly his strongholds.

But starting from the 12th local government areas that was returned at the Collation Centre, the PDP candidate took over the lead.

According to the results so far released by INEC in 18 LGAs, Mr. Fintiri now leads with 21, 094 votes. Mr Bindow has a total votes of 309, 950 votes while Mr Fintiri has 331, 044 votes

Results for three more local government areas are yet to arrive the collation centre.

The Adamaw state governorship election collation officer, Mr Andrew Haruna, has adjourned the collation exercise until results from Madagali, Gombi and Tongo arrives.

Sokoto state Governor, Mr Aminu Tambuwal who’s contested on the platform of the PDP is slightly leading his challenger by fewer than 5,000 votes after the results in six local government areas were declared by the INEC.

Tambuwal won five of the councils, while Mr Ahmadu Aliyu, a former deputy governor and candidate of the APC won in one council. Cumulatively, Tambuwal has 95,066 votes, as against 90,809 for Aliyu.

Aliyu won in Raba LGA, where he polled 16,535 votes, as against 13,232 votes secured by Tambuwal.

In Kware LGA, Tambuwal scored 20,011 votes and APC polled 19,001 votes, while in Silame LGA, Tambuwal scored 15,923 votes and APC polled 12,341 votes.

Similarly, in Binji LGA, Tambuwal polled 12,367 votes while APC scored 10,699 votes.

In Bodinga LGA, Tambuwal scored 21,414 votes and APC polled 20,779 votes.

In Tureta LGA, Tambuwal scored 13,017 votes while APC polled 11,454 votes

The collation of results is being coordinated by Prof. Fatima Muktar, the Vice Chancellor, Federal University, Dutse, FUD, Jigawa.

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, also candidate of the PDP, has taken an early lead in Saturday’s governorship and State Assembly elections in the state.

Results as announced on Sunday in Makurdi by various INEC Collation Officers, showed that Ortom polled 64,654 votes from five LGAs as against the APC, challenger, Mr Emmanuel Jime, who got 59,649 votes.

The results showed that although Ortom won in only two of five local governments he gave his opponent a margin of 5,005 votes.

The breakdown of the results showed that in Ogbadibo LGA, Jime polled 9,018 votes, Ortom had 8,515, the People’s Redemption Party, PRP, polled 08 votes while the Advanced Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, won 03 votes.

Others were Oju LGA, Jime scored 19,061 votes to defeat Ortom who polled 13110 votes; the PRP got 72 votes while APGA polled 172 votes.

In Obi LGA, the APC candidate polled 9,696 votes, his PDP counterpart polled 9,055 votes; the PRP had 19 votes while APGA scored 174 votes.

The results in Gwer West LGA showed that APC polled 7,292 while PDP garnered 14,375 votes; PRP had 744 and APGA 15 votes.

In Gwer East LGA, the APC scored 14,582 votes as against PDP’s 19,596 votes; PRP had 142 votes while APGA won 04 votes.

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