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The All Progressives Congress has won 19 out of the 24 seats in the Gombe State House of Assembly, leaving the opposition Peoples Democratic Party with five seats.
The party also clinched 23 seats out of the 26 seats in the Ondo State House of Assembly. It won 15 seats in the Ogun House of Assembly.
With the latest results from Ogun, Ondo and Gombe states, the APC has a majority in eight houses of assembly including those of Katsina, Ekiti, Osun, Kaduna and Kwara states.
The PDP won all the 25 seats in the Cross River State House of Assembly. With the announcement of the Cross River State assembly poll results, the PDP will dominate the state legislature just like in Enugu and Oyo states.
In Gombe State, five PDP candidates, who won the house of assembly poll included two female members of the state legislature.
A member representing the Billiris Constituency, Mrs Rabi Daniel, polled 8,515 votes to defeat her APC rival, Ankama Barnabas, who garnered 8,403 votes.
In Shongom Constituency, another female candidate, Mrs Ignatius Asmali of the PDP polled 4,911 votes to defeat Nuhu Kanilan of the APC who scored 4,374 votes.
A member representing the Gombe North Constituency, Manu Usman, (APC), polled 30,749 votes to defeat Haruna Usman, of the PDP that garnered 12,723 votes.
Ondo Speaker wins, APC maintains majority Assembly seats
The Speaker of the Ondo State House and candidate of the APC, Mr Bamidele Oloyeloogun, was re-elected in Saturday’s house of assembly election.
According to the results released by the Independent National Electoral Commission in the state on Monday, Oloyeloogun, who represents Ifedore Constituency in the Assembly, defeated the PDP candidate, Temitope Akomolafe, having polled 11,964 votes, while the Akomolafe scored 10,471 votes .
In the results released by INEC, the ruling party cleared 23 out of 26 seats in the assembly, while the PDP won two seats while the Zenith Labour Party got one seat.
Ondo PDP rejects results, heads for tribunal
But the state chapter of the PDP rejected the results of the house of assembly poll, saying the election was marred with various malpractice.
Consequently, the party said it would challenge the results of the poll in the 23 state constituencies where the APC won, at the election petition tribunal.
The state Chairman of the PDP, Mr Clement Faboyede, who spoke with journalists at the party secretariat in Akure, the state capital, on Monday, alleged that the ruling party was involved in vote-buying, thuggery and violence.
He added that the military was also used to harass members of the opposition. According to him, the presidential and the National Assembly elections were better conducted in the state than the state assembly election .
Faboyede said, “The security men did their best in the presidential and the National Assembly elections but in the house of assembly election, the security forces compromised.
“The thugs were backed by soldiers in Ifedore Local Government and some other places. The soldiers did not allow our agent to enter the collation centre. There was sporadic shooting everywhere, and the security agents did not arrest anybody.
“In the last presidential and the National Assembly elections, no death was recorded but this one, many died. I tell you this is no election.
“In last Saturday election, the APC set aside N500,000 for each polling unit to buy votes. This was done by the party claiming to be fighting corruption. There was no election and we are going to the tribunal to claim back our stolen mandate.”
However, the Chairman of the APC in the state, Mr Ade Adetimehin, said there was no buying of votes anywhere, saying the election revealed the will of the people of the state.
“The people have voted for their choices. It is a mischief for anybody to say the election was not free and fair, “ Adetimehin stated.
Speaker, 21 other APC candidates win Kaduna Assembly seats
Also, INEC declared the Speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Alhaji Aminu Shagali, and 21 other contestants on the platform of the APC, winners of last Saturday’s legislative election in the state.
INEC has so far declared the results of 31 out of the 34 constituencies, where various political parties fielded candidates to contest.
The list of the winners published by INEC on Monday showed that the PDP won nine seats.
The state constituencies won so far by the APC are, Kudan, Soba, Maigana, Giwa West, Giwa East, Makarfi, Kubau, Ikara, Kauru, Magajin Gari, Kagarko, Doka Gabasawa, Kawo, Makera, Tudun Wada, Ungwar Sanusi, Igabi East, Igabi West, Zaria City, Zaria, Basawa and Sabon Gari.
The PDP candidates on the other hand emerged winners in Kaura, Jaba, Kachia, Kajuru, Chikun, Zonkwa, Zango Kataf, Jema’a and Sanga constituencies, all in the southern part of the state.
The results of the remaining state constituencies were still being awaited as of the time of filing this report.
INEC declares 23 seats, Obaseki lays claim to 24, PDP kicks
In Edo State, the government of Mr Godwin Obaseki, said it had won 24 seats in the state House of Assembly.
This, however, is contrary to the 23 seats declared by INEC in the state.
The state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Emmanuel Alex-Hart, on Monday in a statement, said election to the 24th seat, Orhionmwon Constituency II, was inconclusive.
He stated, “The election was declared inconclusive as a result of violence, snatching of ballot boxes as well as faulty card readers.”
He explained that a decision would be taken on the inconclusive election after submitting the report to INEC headquarters in Abuja.
The statement, which said all the 23 seats declared were won by the ruling APC, included only the names of the winners and their party, but did not mention the number of votes cast.
But the state government in a statement by the Secretary to the State Government , Osarodion Ogie, said the growing popularity of Obaseki in the state had won him “all 24 seats in the Saturday March 9, state house of assembly election.”
He said, “The record, the first ever in the state’s political history (from the days of the Midwest Region), has made Obaseki the poster boy of the APC in Edo State and a perfect score for a second term ticket, according to chieftains of the party.”
The Chairman of the PDP, Chief Dan Orbih, who spoke with journalists in Benin, said that with the massive deployment of armed soldiers, who were used to intimidate voters in order to support the APC candidates, it was obvious that democracy was under a serious threat in the country.
Orbih wondered why the PDP which won the majority of votes during the February 23 polls, had four House of Representatives and two out the three senatorial seats in the state, could not win any of the 24 House of Assembly seats.
He said, “The result did not reflect the wish of Edo people. The House of Assembly poll fell short of a free and fair election. Soldiers were deployed to intimidate voters. What happened last Saturday was akin to a military coup. Nigerians must speak out against an impending dictatorship by the APC led the Federal Government.”
APC wins 15 assembly seats, APM 7 in Ogun
In Ogun State, the APC won 15 seats in the 26-member state House of Assembly. The Allied Peoples Movement won seven seats, while the African Democratic Congress won three. The Peoples Democratic Party clinched one seat.
The Head of Department of Voters Education and Publicity of the Independent National Electoral Commission in the state, Mrs. Adenike Tadese told one of our correspondents that a list of winners was being compiled.
Constituencies won by the APC included Abeokuta South I; Abeokuta South 2;Odeda; Obafemi-Owode; Ifo 1; Ota; Ogun Waterside; Ijebu East; Ago Iwoye; Ijebu North-East state Ijebu Ode;Odogbolu; Ikenne; Remo North and Sagamu 1.
The APM secured seats in Abeokuta North;Ewekoro; Ifo 2; Ipokia; Yewa South; Ado Odo and Sagamu 2.
Ayetoro, Ketu and Imeko Afon constituencies were won by the ADC, while the PDP Ijebu-Igbo seat.
PDP retains all 25 seats in C’River Assembly
The Public Affairs Officer of INEC in Cross River State, Aneh Kanu, confirmed that the results for the House of Assembly election had been received from local government headquarters where they were collated and announced.
“The results are with us. We are compiling them and as soon as we are through with them, they will be made available to the media,” she told journalists.
The house of assembly poll results were earlier declared at various local government headquarters by the returning officers.
APC clinches four Bayelsa Assembly seats, PDP, 12
In Bayelsa, the APC has clinched four seats, while the PDP won 12 seats in the state House of Assembly results declared so far by INEC.
Head of Department, INEC Voter Education and Publicity in the state, Mr Wilfred Ifogah gave the results in Yenagoa. Bayelsa has 24 seats, results for 16 constituencies have so far been declared.
According to Ifogah, in Nembe constituency 11, Edward Erigha of the APC polled 8, 167 votes to defeat Ingowari Gold of the PDP who got 401.
He said in Brass Constituency 2, Omubo Ayonatiminyo of the APC polled 10, 959 to defeat Esau Andrew of the PDP who scored 6, 833 votes.
Ifogah said in Ekeremor Constituency 1, Wisdom Ayakpo of the APC polled 17, 428 votes to beat his closest rival Ekiotene Grace of the PDP who polled 11, 184 votes.
He further said that in Nembe Constituency 3, Dougi Sampson of the APC polled 10, 959 votes to defeat Orugbani of the PDP who polled 302 votes.