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Second Term: Humbling, I Thank God, Nigerians – Buhari |The Republican News

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                                  President Muhammadu Buhari

John Ameh

 

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to his re-election for a second term of four years, saying that he thanks God and Nigerians for the victory.

He made an acceptance speech at his presidential campaign headquarters in Abuja shortly after the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu, declared him as the winner.

Buhari polled 15,191,847 votes to defeat the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who scored 11,262,978.

The President also stated that his administration would continue to fight corruption, insecurity and improve on the economy.

“The new Administration will intensify its efforts in Security, Restructuring the Economy and Fighting Corruption. We have laid down the foundation and we are committed to seeing matters to the end. We will strive to strengthen our unity and inclusiveness so that no section or group will feel left behind or left out”, he told jubilant supporters.

His speech read, “First and foremost, I give thanks to Almighty God Who has spared our lives to witness another victory for Nigerian democracy and victory for our party APC.

“I thank the millions of Nigerians who voted to re-elect me as your president for the next four years. I am deeply humbled and profoundly grateful to you for judging me worthy of continuing to serve you and for your peaceful conduct.

“In particular, I would like to thank Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for his masterful leadership as Co-chair of the Campaign Council. I would like to also thank the Party Chairman Adams Oshiomhole, the Director General of the Campaign Council Rotimi Amaechi, all members of the Presidential Campaign Council and other various Support Groups.

“My grateful thanks to all those who contributed to the logistical expenses of the campaign in such a vast country like Nigeria.

“I also thank the millions of volunteers, self-appointed overseers, canvassers, agents, escorts and sentries who sacrificed so much of their time and resources to ensure the success of these elections. I do not have the words adequate to thank them.

“Although Saturday’s elections were relatively peaceful, troublemakers in a handful of states attempted to disrupt an otherwise orderly process. Security agencies will bring to justice all those arrested in the process.

“I am very sad at the grievous loss of lives during these elections. Security agencies will step up their efforts to protect voters in the forthcoming State elections.

“I would like to commend our security agencies, as severely overstretched as they are, for handling the difficult task of securing the country during the election period.

“I will like to make a special appeal to my supporters not to gloat or humiliate the opposition. Victory is enough reward for your efforts.

“We give thanks also to our Domestic and International observers for contributing to the success of our elections and for their interest in our country and our developing democracy.

“The new Administration will intensify its efforts in Security, Restructuring the Economy and Fighting Corruption. We have laid down the foundation and we are committed to seeing matters to the end. We will strive to strengthen our unity and inclusiveness so that no section or group will feel left behind or left out.

“I thank you for your support and may God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.” (Punch)

 

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Nigeria Decides: Atiku Beats Buhari In Imo State|The Republican News

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Atiku Abubakar in Owerri 

 

Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri

 

The Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has triumphed over the All Progressives Congress ( APC) candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari in Imo State.

Atiku defeated Buhari by polling a total of 334,923 to win President Buhari who polled 140,463 votes.

The statistics of the results as announced by the State Returning Officer, Prof. Benjamin Ozumba, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Nigeria Nsukka, showed that PDP won in in 24 out of the 27 Local Government Areas.

With the result, governor Okorocha won in his LGA, Ideato South, Nkwere and Oru East Council Areas where , the Action Alliance (AA) governorship candidate, Uche Nwosu and the All Progressives Congress ( APC) governorship candidate, Hope Uzodinma hail from.

Oguta LGA

PDP -2996

APC-2296

Isu LGA

APC- 6487

PDP-8673

Oru East LGA

APC- 10383

PDP- 6407

Nwangele LGA

APC- 4233

PDP- 7803

Nkwere LGA

APC- 6161
PDP- 5819

Oru East LGA

APC-10383

PDP- 6407

Oru West LGA

APC- 4831

PDP- 9293

Ideato South LGA (Okorocha’s LGA)

APC- 20663

PDP- 8844

Njaba LGA

APC- 6610

PDP- 8721

Owerri North LGA

APC- 1739

PDP- 17136

Ezinnihitte LGA

APC- 3185
PDP- 21606

Onuimo LGA

APC- 2431

PDP- 5716

Ohaji-Egbema LGA

APC- 7449
PDP- 9397

Owerri Municipal LGA

APC- 1397

PDP- 12528

Ahiazu Mbaise LGA

APC- 2727
PDP- 18866

OWERRI WEST LGA

APC – 3173
PDP – 16002

NGOR OKPALA

APC – 4,058
PDP – 13,412

ORLU LGA

APC – 5875
PDP – 11,292

ABOH MBAISE LGA

APC – 5789
PDP – 33476

EHIME MBANO LGA

APC – 7784
PDP – 14669

IHITTE/UBOMA LGA

APC – 3,805
PDP – 9,671

IDEATO NORTH LGA

APC – 3,765
PDP – 13249

OKIGWE LGA

APC – 3,851
PDP – 11,567

IKEDURU LGA

APC – 4,708
PDP – 20,302

OBOWO LGA

APC – 4,573
PDP – 11,660

MBAITOLI LGA

APC – 5,382
PDP – 18,344

ORSU LGA

APC – 1,143
PDP – 8,913

(The Sun)

 

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How Buhari, Atiku Stand After 32 States Results |The Republican News

By John Owen Nwachukwu

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 Muhammadu Buhari,  Atiku Abubakar

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, President Muhammadu Buhari, is currently leading the race in the presidential election conducted on Saturday.

Results obtained from States collation Centers by DAILY POST showed that President Buhari is coasting to victory with a wide margin of votes as against his Peoples Democratic Party, PDP challenger, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

While Atiku has gained more votes, winning the incumbent President with wide margins in States in the South East and some in South-South, Buhari has gathered insurmountable strength in the North.

A total of 73 presidential candidates are participating in the election which began on Saturday.

In the result obtained so far by DAILY POST, President Muhammadu Buhari garnered 12, 025, 131 while Atiku has polled 8,570,758.

 

See details of results as released by states:

Presidential Election
State Collation Result State APC PDP
Ekiti State presidential result EKITI 219,231 154,032
Ondo State presidential result ONDO 241,769 275,901
Gombe State presidential result GOMBE 402, 961 138, 484
Osun State presidential result OSUN 347,634 337,377
Kwara State presidential result KWARA 308,984 138,184
Nasarawa State presidential result NASARAWA 289,903 283,847
Oyo State presidential result OYO 365,229 366,640
Benue State presidential result BENUE 347,668 355,255
Adamawa State presidential result ADAMAWA 378,076 410,266
Kaduna State presidential result KADUNA 993,482 613,318
Imo State presidential result IMO 140,463 334,923
Plateau State presidential result PLATEAU 468,555 548,665
9 of 23 LGAs declared RIVERS 71,734 222,045
Yobe State presidential result YOBE 497,914 50,763
Kastina State presidential result KATSINA 1,232,133 308,256
Enugu State presidential result ENUGU 54,423 355,553
Lagos presidential result LAGOS 580,814 448,016
Kogi State presidential result KOGI 285,894 218,207
21 of 23 LGAs declared SOKOTO 445,275 328, 411
Anambra State presidential result ANAMBRA 31,452 487,550
FCT presidential result FCT 152,224 259,997
Kano State presidential result KANO 1,464,768 391,573
Ebonyi State presidential result EBONYI 90,726 258,573
11 of 27 LGAs declared BORNO 158,246 4,771
Akwa Ibom state presidential result AKWA IBOM 175,429 397,831
Ogun state presidential result OGUN 281,762 194,655
Jigawa state presidential result JIGAWA 794,738 289,895
Abia state presidential result ABIA 85,058 219,698
Niger state presidential result NIGER 612,371 218,052
Imo state presidential result IMO 140,463 334,923
Edo state presidential result EDO 267,842 275,691
Bauchi state presidential result BAUCHI 798,428 209,313
Cross River state presidential result CROSS RIVER 117,303 295,737
TOTAL 12,439,991 9,259,507

(Daily Post)

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Atiku Leads With Wide Margin In Enugu State |The Republican News

Raphael Ede, Enugu

The collation of presidential election result in Enugu state has commenced with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, in a comfortable early lead.

In Enugu South, PDP polled a total of 25,631 votes, while APC polled a total of 2,350 votes

In Aninri LGA, PDP won with a total of 19,062 votes while, APC polled 1,462 votes;

While in Ezeagu LGA, PDP had 15,526 votes while APC polled a total of 3,103 votes.

In Enugu North LGA, PDP won with 24,921 votes while, APC polled a total of 1,825 votes.

(The Sun)

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Presidential Poll: I Am Confident Of Victory, Says Buhari |The Republican News

.Wins polling unit  … Solicits wife’s vote

Agaju Madugba, Daura

 

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday won his polling unit with a landslide. 

Buhari’s All Progressive Congress (APC) scored 523 votes while the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar got only three votes. 

However, the president’s party’s candidate for Katsina North senatorial district, incumbent Baba-Ahmad Kaita lost the unit to the candidate of Accord Party, Lawal Nalado. 

Mr Nalado scored 263 while Mr Kaita scored 248 votes.

The candidate of the major opposition party, the PDP, Usman Mani scored only two votes.

Meanwhile,  President Buhari has said he is confident of being reelected at the end of the presidential election.

He spoke on Saturday in Daura after casting his votes for the presidential and National Assembly polls.

The President, accompanied by his wife, Aisha, arrived the Sarkin Yara ward 003 unit at 8am, where the duo cast their votes.

Aisha was the first to cast her ballot and Buhari whispered to her, “vote APC.”

The President told Aisha just before she cast her ballots, “I know you are from Adamawa State (Atiku’s home state) but I want you to vote for me, vote APC.”

Speaking after voting,  Buhari said “I am confident of winning the presidential election. “

Asked if he will be willing to concede defeat if he loses and handover peacefully, Buhari said, “I am hopeful of emerging winner. I will congratulate myself because I am going to be the winner.”  (The Sun)

 

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Fayose To Buhari: Be Ready To Congratulate Atiku |The Republican News

 

Wole Balogun, Ado Ekiti

 

Former Ekiti State Governor and South West Coordinator for Atiku/Obi Campaign Council, Ayodele Fayose, has said he was confident that his party’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, would win yesterday’s election.

In a statement made available to newsmen on Saturday by Fayose’s Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Idowu Adelusi, Fayose said notwithstanding the alleged massive vote buying by the All Progressives Congress (APC), the PDP would trounce President Muhammadu Buhari, adding that Buhari should be ready to congratulate Atiku.

The former governor, who voted at his Afao Ekiti country home by 1.10p.m, said his party would go to court should the APC should rig the election be rigged.  (The Sun)

 

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If APC Is Voted Out In This Election, I Will Accept It – Tinubu |The Republican News

                                           Bola Ahmed Tinubu

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has said that he would accept the result of the presidential election even if it did not go the way of the party.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Tinubu spoke with journalists after voting at Polling Unit 047, Ward 3, Ikeja at 11:20 a.m.

He said that the will of the electorate must be respected, adding that as a true democrat, free and fair elections must be protected.

Tinubu was, however, upbeat about his party’s chances of winning the elections.

“If my party is voted out in this election, I will accept it because it is the people’s verdict, that is their decision. Any democrat that cannot accept a result from a free and fair election is not worthy of that name.

“As a true democrat, you must be able to accept the results of a free and fair election.

“My hope and determination of my party are that we are winning this election because we have the support of the masses and if you look at our rallies, it is an indication of our party’s popularity.

“We are not talking about the elites or those that are rich, but the poor masses, farmers, traders, artisans and the common man who seek for continuity,” he said.

Tinubu, however, rated the conduct of the elections as successful so far, adding that though elections were expensive, yet it remained the best way of choosing leaders.

“The election has been successful so far, so good. It has demonstrated the resilience of the people and like the President has said; we have chosen the best way in a difficult way.

“Democracy is the toughest way of selecting a leader but the best system. With the resilience of the people and strong determination we are getting there,” Tinubu said.(NAN)

 

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