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PDP Wins Governorship Election In Oyo State – INEC Official

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Seyi Makinde, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has emerged winner of the Oyo State gubernatorial election.

Makinde polled 515,621 votes, to defeat Adebayo Adelabu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who polled 357,982 votes.

The results of all the 33 local government areas of the state were announced at the collation centre of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ibadan, the state capital.

Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, Returning Officer of the election, went on to declare Makinde as the winner after polling the highest votes.

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This is the first South-West state PDP is winning, having lost Ekiti last year.

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How APC hired an Israeli based firm for elections – Frank

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Timi Frank accuses APC

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.

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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.

He said:

“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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INEC set new dates for Kogi, Bayelsa governorship elections

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have announced that the staggered governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa state earlier slated to hold November 2 have been postponed to November 16 of this year.

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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