Tuesday, 31 March 2015

BREAKING NEWS: INEC Chairman Prof Attahiru Jega declares Buhari winner of the 2015 presidential election

INEC Chairman Prof Attahiru Jega has declared APC Presidential Candidate General (rtd) Muhammadu Buhari winner and returned elected of the just concluded 2015 presidential election in Nigeria.

President-elect Buhari defeated incumbent president with a total votes of 15, 424, 921 whereas Mr Jonathan has a total votes of 12, 853, 162

Buhari narrowly leads Jonathan with a total votes of  2, 571, 759.

The president-elect Buhari won 21 states while Mr Jonathan won 15 states plus the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). In all Nigeria has 36 states plus the FCT which makes it 37.

Below is the total votes of each political party as  announced INEC Chairman Prof Attahiru Jega.

AA: 22,125,

ACPN: 40,311

AD: 30,673

ADC: 29,666

APA: 53,537

APC: 15,424,921 

CPP: 36,300


KOWA: 13,076






Accredited voters: 31,746,490 

Total valid votes: 28,587,564 

Rejected votes: 844,519 

Total Votes Cast: 29,432,083

Photos show moment Tinubu and his team rejoicing after GEJ conceded defeat to Buhari

APC chieftain, Asiwaju Tinubu, Hon. Ojudu Babafemi, and other APC members pictured rejoicing over their newly president-elect Buhari after incumbent president jonathan conceded defeat before the final result was announced.

Photos: Moment president-elect Buhari watching final results of the 2015 presidential election

President-elect Buhari pictured watching the final results of the 2015 presidential election with his campaign team..

Happy New Month Everyone!

I wish you all a happy and prosperous month of April. God blessed you as you go about your daily activity, stay in peace and show some love to friends and family. Love you all!

Ekpo Esito

Obasanjo congratulates president-elect Gen Buhari on his historic victory

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has congratulated president-elect Gen Buhari on his historic victory yesterday in the March 28 presidential election.
"With so much harm already done to many national institutions including the military, which proudly nurtured you and me, you will have a lot to do on institution reform – education, healthcare, economy, security, infrastructure, power, youth employment, agribusiness, oil and gas, external affairs, cohesiveness of our nation and ridding our land of corruption.
Your varied and wide experience will undoubtedly stand you in good stead where the country is  blessed with men and women of goodwill, character and virtue across the board that you can mobilize to join hands with you in the reform, repairs and re-direction that will be imperative to put Nigeria back on the fast lane of good governance, unity, cohesiveness, development and progress. For me, the totality of 2015 elections hold many lessons for our democracy and democratization process, which are both maturing. On this occasion, the system has been unnecessarily overheated before and particularly during the campaigns when emphasis was more on trivialities and hate, divisive, undignified and disrespectful statements and comments rather than on pressing issues requiring attention. I know that in victory, you will be magnanimous to start binding the wounds and bitterness occasioned by the campaign and the evil disciples,'' he said.

Presidential election results for Borno state - APC wins

As announced by the collating officer for Borno state
AA - 145
ACPN - 243
AD - 392
ADC - 201
APA - 878
APC - 473,543
CPP - 310
HOPE - 88
KOWA - 158
NCP - 107
PDP - 25,640
PPN 143
UDP - 31
UPP - 41
Total valid votes - 501,920
Rejected votes - 13,088
Total votes cast - 515,008

Statement by President Jonathan on presidential election 2015

Official statement by president Jonathan after the announcement of the results of presidential election

Fellow Nigerians,

I thank you all for turning out en-masse for the March 28 General Elections. I promised the country free and fair elections. I have kept my word. I have also expanded the space for Nigerians to participate in the democratic process. That is one legacy I will like to see endure.

Although some people have expressed mixed feelings about the results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), I urge those who may feel aggrieved to follow due process based on our constitution and our electoral laws, in seeking redress.

As I have always affirmed, nobody’s ambition is worth the blood of any Nigerian. The unity, stability and progress of our dear country is more important than anything else.

I congratulate all Nigerians for successfully going through the process of the March 28th General Elections with the commendable enthusiasm and commitment that was demonstrated nationwide.

I also commend the Security Services for their role in ensuring that the elections were mostly peaceful and violence-free.

To my colleagues in the PDP, I thank you for your support. Today, the PDP should be celebrating rather than mourning. We have established a legacy of democratic freedom, transparency, economic growth and free and fair elections.

For the past 16 years, we have steered the country away from ethnic and regional politics. We created a Pan-Nigerian political party and brought home to our people the realities of economic development and social transformation.

Through patriotism and diligence, we have built the biggest and most patriotic party in Nigerian history. We must stand together as a party and look to the future with renewed optimism.

I thank all Nigerians once again for the great opportunity I was given to lead this country and assure you that I will continue to do my best at the helm of national affairs until the end of my tenure.

I have conveyed my personal best wishes to General Muhammadu Buhari.

May God Almighty continue to bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

I thank you all.
Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR
Federal Republic of Nigeria
March 31, 2015

Akwa Ibom erupts in celebration over Buhari win

Thousands of Akwa Ibom residents thronged the streets of Uyo, the state capital, and other towns Tuesday, singing songs and waving brooms – the symbol of the All Progressives Congress – to celebrate the emergence of Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria’s president-elect.

Mr. Buhari, the candidate of the APC, defeated incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan at the polls, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said.

Akwa Ibom State, for years a Peoples Democratic Party-controlled state, has lately broadened its opposition ranks, with extensive support for the APC, largely in protest of the leadership style of the governor, Godswill Akpabio, a key ally of President Jonathan.

Mr. Akpabio was accused by the state APC of masterminding massive rigging during Saturday’s presidential vote, returning over 800,000 votes for Mr. Jonathan.

Many believe majority of the votes were fictitious as evidenced by a video published by PREMIUM TIMES on Monday, showing election officials colluding with agents of the PDP to thumbprint ballot papers in an area the state PDP governorship candidate comes from.

One resident said if a credible vote was conducted in the state on Saturday, the result would have been significantly different in favour of the APC.

During the election, deadly clashes erupted in many communities where residents dared to confront state agents who insisted that voters support only the PDP.

At least one person was killed in Mbierebe Akpawat, a village in Ibesikpo Asutan, the APC governorship candidate in the state, Umana Umana, said.

Afraid of such attacks, many supporters of the APC have cowered in the state in the past, doing little to be identified.

Notwithstanding, several Akwa Ibom people reject the impression that majority of the state’s population supports the PDP and Mr. Jonathan.

“Many people here are tired of Akpabio and Jonathan. People are tired,” said Ntiedo Ben, a resident of Uyo, the state capital. “You think people here don’t want change?”

On Tuesday, as it became clear Mr. Buhari was coasting to victory, even before the final announcement by Attahiru Jega, the chairman of INEC, youth and the elderly, brandishing brooms and shouting APC, spilled into the streets of many towns in Akwa Ibom, to celebrate.

“The level of celebration for Buhari here in Akwa Ibom, makes it clear that people felt shackled by Akpabio and now they believe freedom has come,” another resident said

Source: Premium Times

Moment when president-elect Buhari receiving President Jonathan's concession phone call today

President-elect pictured above receiving President Goodluck Jonathan's concession phone call in the late hour of today.

The Minister of aviation, Osita Chidoka, revealed this through his Twitter handle.
''President Jonathan congratulates Gen. Buhari in a phone call this evening.''

President-elect Buhari meets members of the National Peace Committee for 2015 Elections.

President-elect Buhari pictured meeting with the members of the National Peace Committee for 2015 Elections. The photo was taken during the announcement of the presidential election results earlier today.

First photos of President Jonathan since after the elections

President Goodluck Jonathan pictured meeting with the members of the National Peace Committee for 2015 Elections. The photo above appears showing Mr President and his visitors watching a TV set while the announcement of election results were being read out earlier today. They are the first photos since and after the 2015 presidential and national assembly elections.

President-elect Buhari to address the nation

The All Progressive Congress Presidential Candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, will address the nation on his electoral victory.

The APC is already making arrangement for his address at its National Headquarter in Abuja.

BREAKING! Buhari defeats incumbent president Jonathan, wins 2015 presidential election

General Muhammadu Buhari has won the 2015 presidential election defeating incumbent president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. Congrats to him and his party ( All Progressive Congress, APC)!

BREAKING: Jonathan congratulates Buhari

President Goodluck Jonathan has called to congratulate Muhammadu Buhari on his victory in the 2015 presidential election. Minister of aviation, Osita Chidoka, revealed this through his Twitter handle,
''President Jonathan congratulates Gen. Buhari in a phone call this evening.''

Protest photos from the INEC collation center before it commences today

A protester who is a PDP party agent to the INEC Collation Center claimed that INEC chairman Prof Jega is being bias in the process.

Mr. Orubebe, a former Niger Delta minister demanded that the process should be stopped until his party's petition is looked into by the INEC chairman whom he accused of supporting the opposition party

Premium Times reports,
''Mr. Orubebe accused the INEC chairman of being 'tribalistic and partial. While Mr. Jega promptly commissioned a fact-finding team on reports of malpractices from Rivers State, he has not acted on the PDP's complaints over results from Kano, Katsina, Kaduna and Gombe states.''
He seized the microphone, and for several minutes insisted Mr. Jega leave the results collation centre at the International Conference Centre.

He said Mr. Jega’s conduct so far has shown he is clearly biased against the ruling PDP.

He said Mr. Jega acted promptly on complaints from the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, but refused to accept a petition from the PDP regarding the results declared so far.


Buhari - winning 13 states with a total of 10, 454, 137

Jonathan - winning 13 states with a total of 9, 953, 432

Difference: 500, 705

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Monday, 30 March 2015

APC leading PDP with 2,032, 226 votes in the Presidential election results released so far

The 2015 presidential election results released by INEC so far for 18 states plus the FCT have showed that APC, Muhammadu Buhari is winning 10 states with a total of 8,520,436 votes while PDP, President Jonathan is winning 9 states with a total of 6,488,210 votes.

The INEC Chairman has announced that the release of other results will continue by 10:00am today.
"We have taken all the states that has come in as at now, let's call it a day and reconvene tomorrow for 10:00 am," he said. 

PDP Is Winning In 23 States and With 64 Percent of Votes – Femi Fani-Kayode

Read Mr. Fani-Kayode’s full statement below:


We are deeply concerned by the level of disinformation and falsehood that is being peddled around by the friends of the opposition in the media and particularly their paid agents and associates on the social media about the results of Saturdays elections. Since yesterday afternoon, they have been releasing fake results and they have been attempting to mislead the Nigerian people and our friends in the international community. The public have been inundated with lie after lie about the APC’s so-called victories in virtually every single polling booth, ward, local government area and state in the country. This is not only nonsensical but it is also far-fetched, absurd and childish.

Two opposition media houses and their associates in the social media went as far as to shamelessly claim that President Goodluck Jonathan lost in my polling unit and in my ward in Ile-Ife, when in actual fact the President not only won in my polling booth and ward but he also won in virtually every other ward in the four local government areas of Ile-IIfe in Osun state where I come from.

The dirty lies that these two media houses have told is just one example of the gross and irresponsible mendacities and falsehood that the agents and associates of the APC habitually enjoy peddling. As we have always said, they are a party of liars that are led and inspired by a small cabalistic cult of shameful deceivers, liars and cheap propaganda merchants. In them there is no truth and lying is their second nature and natural habitat.

The APC, through their agents in the media, also indulged in many other fanciful and vain mendacities about many other PDP leaders. For example they claimed that Musiliu Obanikoro who is presently the Honorable Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Iyiola Omisore, the leader of our party in Osun State, Olusegun Mimiko, the Governor of Ondo state, David Mark, the Senate President, and so many other of our highly esteemed and respected leaders also lost their polling units and wards to General Muhammadu Buhari and the APC candidates for the various elections.

Needless to say these claims by the APC are not only false but they are also absurd and nauseating. Such mendacities are indicative of the fact that they have lost touch with reality as we have always suspected. As a matter of fact we are surprised that they didn’t claim that the President himself also lost in his polling unit and ward and that he in fact voted for Buhari rather than for himself. Such is their level of depravity and deceit that they will manufacture any lie and assert any falsehood just to gain an edge and feed their vain delusions.

The lies they have told about the so-called victory of Buhari in Ile-Ife, Osun state is particularly distasteful because not only has Jonathan appeared to have won in Ile-Ife but our PDP candidate for the Federal House of Representatives in that constituency, Mr. Albert Adeogun, appears to have won the election hands down and defeated Mr. Rotimi Makinde of the APC, who is the sitting member of the Federal House of Representatives. Our candidate for the House of Representatives in Ilesa in the same senatorial district, Mr. Wole Oke, appears to have won his election as well which is another major blow for the APC in Osun state.

Instead of acknowledging these monumental and devastating losses of some of their leading members, the APC, in their habitual manner simply continue to bury their small heads in the ground like the proverbial ostrich, live in denial and peddle lies and falsehood. It is time that they were called to order. The lies of the APC must be ignored and treated with the contempt and disdain that they deserve.

The reports that we are getting from the field is that our candidate is doing very well in the south and north central and that we are making very strong inroads into various states in the core north. The motive for the lies and disinformation of the APC is to create high expectations for their supporters so that when the real results come out and they are announced by INEC, and when those real results do not tally with the fake results that the APC have told their agents and friends to release, they will begin to run riot, create havoc and kill people.

This is irresponsible and dangerous and we hereby warn the APC and their agents in the media to stop spreading falsehood and telling dangerous lies. We also call on the security agencies to be vigilant because when the truth of their defeat finally dawns on them the APC and Buhari will not take it very lightly. We should all patiently wait for INEC to release the official results of all the elections and until then we call on our supporters and party members to hold their heads up high, to remain confident and strong and to hold their peace.

Though it is undoubtedly a close race, we at the PDPCO are cautiously confident and we are very optimistic of total victory despite the desperation, lies and disinformation of the APC. At the end of the day we have no doubt that President Goodluck Jonathan and the PDP shall prevail.

We are constrained to conclude this short briefing by commenting on two issues that are also a matter of grave concern to us. First of all it has been brought to our attention that hundreds of thousands of underage voters were allowed to vote by INEC officials in many parts of the north during Saturdays elections.

The pictures of these underage voters, who are APC supporters and many of whom are not even Nigerians but were drafted across our northern borders just to vote, are all over the internet. These pictures show the children actually giving their thumb prints and voting in the elections on Saturday. This is unacceptable to us and it needs to be explained by INEC. We await further clarification from them about it and failing that we shall revisit the issue in a very forceful and precise manner at a later stage.

The other area that needs clarification and an explanation from INEC and which gives us deep concern is the situation that we have found ourselves in when it comes to the issue of card readers. We warned about this right from the outset and we expressed our reservations about their usage but we were ignored and even criticised by many at the time for doing so. With the shameful and abysmal performance of the card readers during Saturday’s polls we believe that we have been vindicated and that our earlier concerns have proved to be legitimate and valid. Sadly the damage that the failure of the card readers has caused to the fortunes of our supporters and party is immense.

Many of our supporters were disenfranchised and were unable to get accreditation or to vote as a consequence of the card reader situation and it is curious that most of the problems associated with card readers only took place in areas and states that are the traditional strongholds of President Jonathan and the PDP. Was this a mere coincidence or was it contrived? That is the million dollar question. We shall speak more about this and other matters after the final results have been announced by INEC. Until then we shall hold our peace.

We use this medium to call on our friends in the social media, the party faithful and all President Goodluck Jonathan Support Groups not to remain silent in the face of these shenanigans. They should speak out on what they know about the propaganda and falsehood of the opposition APC. They should not be intimidated at all by the opposition’s desperate and reprehensible antics. They should set the record straight and not allow themselves to be robbed of a well-earned victory.

As we speak now, we are winning in 23 states and we have 64 percent while the APC is winning in14 states and has 36 percent. These results are subject to confirmation by the Independent National Electoral Commission. However, we are certain of what we are saying because we have information from our agents in every polling unit nationwide. No one must test our will by attempting to change these results and the APC should desist from pushing this nation to the brink of fire, chaos and destruction with their dirty lies and propaganda.

Thank you.

EXCLUSIVE COPIES: PDP winning every Senate and House of Representatives contest for Rivers State

PDP winning every Senate and House of Representatives contest for Rivers State. Senator George Thompson Sekibo was elected for PDP in Rivers East, Olaka Johnson Nwogu was elected in Rivers South East, and Hon. Osinakachukwu T. Ideozu was elected for Rivers West, according to results sheets obtained by SaharaReporters.

House of Representatives seats were won by Betty Apiafi, Prince Uhcie Nnam Obi, Jacobson B. Nbina, the Hon. Kingsley Chinda, Awa Inombek Abiante, Randolf Oruene Brown, Bomba Godhead; the Hon. Kenneth Anayo Chikere, Blessing Nsiegbe, Dumna Mene Ranson Dekor, Emekengwa Boniface Sunday, Chief Jerome Amadi Eke, and Hon. Gogo Bright Tamuno.

Below are other copies of the images received by SaharaReporters, which detail the ballots cast and their locations in Rivers State.

America, Britain warn Nigerian officials against manipulating election results

The American and British Governments have issued a stern warning to Nigerian authorities, asking them to jettison any attempt to distort the outcomes of Saturday’s presidential and national assembly elections, according to Premium Times.

The U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry and U.K. Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, in a joint statement on Monday commended Nigerians on the peaceful conduct of last Saturday’s presidential and parliamentary elections and urged for continued steadfastness as they await the announcement of the final result.
''Our governments welcome the largely peaceful vote on March 28. The Nigerian people have shown a commendable determination to register their vote and choose their leaders. But there are disturbing indications that the collation process—where the votes are finally counted—may be subject to deliberate political interference. This would contravene the letter and spirit of the Abuja Accord, to which both major parties committed themselves. The Governments of the United States and the United Kingdom would be very concerned by any attempts to undermine the independence of the Electoral Commission (INEC), or its Chairman, Professor Jega; or in any way distort the expressed will of the Nigerian people,'' they said.

INEC Chairman Prof. Jega in collation center now for a press briefing of the winner of the presidential election

INEC Chairman Prof. Jega pictured in the collation center now for a press briefing of the winner of the presidential election conducted on  Saturday March 28th 2015

I congratulate Mr. President on his 'expectant victory' - Obanikoro

Buhari arrives Abuja to await declaration of results by INEC Chairman

Buhari pictured arriving Abuja this morning to await the announcement of the results of Saturday's general election by INEC

Should we rely on this result produced by Sahara Reporters?

Should we relied on the result produced by Sahara Reporters after INEC  had condemned publication of unofficial polls results, saying it is an offence for anyone to announce results not approved by it?
According to INEC, ''Collation of results will begin at 12pm''

Sunday, 29 March 2015

INEC to begin collation of results at 12pm Monday 30th

Source: INEC ALERT twitter handle

Final result from Ogun state 2015 presidential election

Final Result in Ogun State as announced by the state collation officer, Professor Duro Oni at the INEC office, Magbon, IBB Boulevard, Abeokuta, the state capital

Remo North
APC 6164
PDP 9278

APC 9626
PDP 3227

Obafemi Owode
APC 15207
PDP 5786

Imeko Afon
APC 7657
PDP 12153

APC 15761
PDP 17263

APC 14043
PDP 8926

APC 11102
PDP 4456

Ijebu North East
APC 7638
PDP 6163

APC 11625
PDP 11405

Abeokuta North
APC 21213

Ogun waterside
APC 7076
PDP 8063

APC 37385
PDP 15252

Abeokuta South
APC 35878
PDP 10062

Ijebu East
APC 9109
PDP 10045

Egbado South
APC 14169
PDP 10491

Ijebu North
APC 14410
PDP 20500

APC 27353
PDP 8645

Egbado North
APC 16459
PDP 13408

APC 8443
PDP 11503

APC 17974
PDP 15546

APC 308290
PDP 207950

Osinbajo pictured monitoring election results in APC's situation room

APC Vice Presidential candidate Prof Yemi Osinbajo pictured monitoring election results in his party's situation room as they keep coming in.

Jonathan addresses Nigerians as they await official announcement of results by INEC Chairman

The president made the announcement on his facebook page.
''We waited patiently to vote in these elections, now I want to urge all Nigerians to also wait patiently for the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to collate and announce results. We must ensure that we do not get involved in acts that breach our peaceful co-existence that we patriotically demonstrated during the elections. May God bless Nigeria,''
 - GEJ


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