Candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have won all the State Assembly elections in Kwara South Senatorial District of the state, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
NAN reports that the District comprises seven local government areas: Ekiti, Irepodun, Ifelodun, Isin, Oke-Ero, Offa and Oyun.
Mr Awodiji Omotayo of APC was declared the winner of the constituency Assembly election for Irepodun Local Government Area with 15, 419 votes.
Prof. Adeolu Ande of the University of Ilorin declared the result at the council Secretariat in OmuAran in the early hours of Sunday.
He said Omotayo defeated his closes rival, Samsudeen Bada of PDP who polled 7, 835.
Ande put the number of valid votes as 24, 286, rejected votes as 308 and total vote cast as 24, 594 while PDP scored 7,339 votes.
Ande said Omotayo, having scored the highest number of votes, was declared the winner and returned elected.
Omotayo attributed his victory to God,the dedication and determination of the people of the constituency.
“Almighty God deserves the glory and recognition must also be given to our people for their determination toward this noble cause.
“I wish to appreciate and thank those who contributed immensely to this deserving victory,” he said.
NAN reports that other results from the district councils are as follows:
Ojomu Balogun constituency the winner Mr Saheee Popoola of the APC with 9, 977 as against PDP 2, 636 Eesa, Shawo, Igboidun constituency THE winner is Joy Adeniran of the APC with 11, 786 votes as against PDP 3, 155.
Oke-Ero LGA constituency:
Winner Mr Raphael Adetiba of APC with 7,090 as against PDP 5,062.
Ekiti LGA constituency:
Winner Hon. Abolarin Gabriel of the APC with 7, 789 as against PDP 3, 936
1. Odo-Ogun constituency winner: Mr Musa Yusuf of the APC with 5, 847 as against PDP 2, 249
Oke-Ogun constituency winner: Mr Olaniyan Ojo of the APC with 4, 957 as against PDP 1,680
How APC hired an Israeli based firm for elections – Frank
Comrade Timi Frank, former assistant National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressive Congress (APC), applauded a press release by a U.S based agency – the Digital Forensic Research Laboratory of the Atlantic Council.
The US firm had revealed ‘Archimedes’, a political consultant firm in Isreal role in spreading fake news through the social media about PDP Presidential Candidate – Atiku Abubakar.
Facebook expelled Archimedes from the network on Thursday due to its “coordinated and deceptive behavior”. The popular network also removed dozens of accounts and thousands of facebook pages that are created to disrupt elections in Countries in Africa, with a few sparse exercise in East asia and South America.
In response to the ban, Mr Frank, through a comment on Saturday, said the world would eventually realize all the lies behind Gen. Muhammadu Buhari’s proclamation as the victor during the last election.
One of pages removed by Facebook on Thursday, as revealed by Frank, was loaded with viral false news and targeted attacks on Abubakar, Nigeria’s former vice president.
According to Timi Frank, the report reads:
“that on the overall, the misleading accounts had reached some 2.8 million users, and the pages had engaged over 5,000 followers, according to Facebook’s estimates.”
After praising Facebook, He went on further to say:
“Nigerians ought to be worried about how the APC-led government is spending huge amount of money just to discredit the rightful winner of the 2019 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar.
“I believe that if a lie goes on for 20 years, truth will definitely catchup with it one day. It will not be long before Nigerians will realise how desperate and fake President Muhammadu Buhari is in his bid to hang onto power.”
The political nationalist called on the rest of the world to acknowledge the press release of the Associated Press as well as the resulting damage accomplished in the last election to Nigeria’s second largest party and its presidential nominee.
“The AP’s report has clearly shown the level of lies sponsored against Atiku during and after the last general election. The campaign of calumny has not stopped but Nigerians should henceforth disregard malicious reports in the social media against the former VP,”
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The commission had earlier announced November 2 for the two sates elections out of the six states who were unable to hold theirs due to the staggered timetable of the elections.
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