Imo State Representative Rochas Okorocha has been announced the victor of Saturday’s Imo West senatorial race.
The returning officer, Prof Francis Ibeawuchi, reported at the examination focus in Orlu on Monday that Okorocha of the All Dynamic Congress surveyed 97,762 votes to win the decision in front of the People groups Just Gathering’s Mr Jones Onyereri (68,117) and All Dynamic Fabulous Collusion’s Osita Izunaso (30,084).
While Okorocha’s triumph started celebration among his supporters, his rivals and their supporters challenged the outcome.
Izunaso, who dismissed the outcome, claimed that Okorocha didn’t have the right to win.
The ex-official, who dumped the APC for APGA a year ago, claimed in a meeting with journalists after the declaration that Okorocha controlled the survey.
The APGA boss, who was in the Senate somewhere in the range of 2007 and 2011, said he had requested of INEC over the advancement.
He asserted he won in seven out of the 12 LGAs in the senatorial area.
Izunaso stated, “This is the most noticeably bad race since the production of Imo State. A ton of acts of neglect occurred. No outcome was ordered at ward levels.”
In the interim, a previous individual from the Place of Agents and PDP representative governorship hopeful in the state, Gerald Iroha, has blamed Okorocha for appointive extortion.
Iroha, who tended to a public interview in Owerri on Monday, asserted the senator and his helpers utilized policemen and warriors to scare voters.
As per him, Onyeriri, who is a serving individual from the Place of Agents, won the challenge.
He asserted the first outcome from Oguta LGA demonstrated that the PDP crushed Okorocha.
Iroha stated, “The outcome is phony and the returning officer has said he reported it under coercion.”
Likewise, the PDP rejected the result of the Ohaji Egbema/Oguta/Oru West Place of Agents survey won by Kingsley Uju of Activity Partnership.
Representative for the gathering in the state Damian Opara guaranteed in a meeting with correspondents in Owerri on Monday Uju utilized police and warriors to fix the survey.
Opara, who asserted that the last outcome reported by INEC did not acclimate with the figures reported at the surveying units, encouraged the appointive body to pronounce his gathering’s competitor Obed Acholonu the victor.
Bandits attack police formation, kill 13 officers in Zamfara
Armed men suspected to be bandits have attacked the Kurar Mota community in Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State, killing at least 13 police officers
We gathered that the incident occured on Sunday when the assailants invaded a police formation and gunned down officers on duty.
A residents who identified himself as Kabir Dansada, told Daily Trust that the armed men had earlier attempted to invade Magami, a community located 50km south of Gusau, the state capital, but were repelled by soldiers.
“They withdrew after they were overpowered by the soldiers there. They then rode to a community along Magami – Dankurmi – Dangulbi road and killed one person and torched four shops.”
“Thereafter, they moved to Kurar Mota community and attacked the police formation near the township clinic. The criminals then dashed into the forest”
“The slain officers and the injured ones were conveyed to Gusau in a convoy of police vehicles this afternoon. I saw several police vehicles move towards the area,” he said.
When contacted by our correspondent, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Muhammad Shehu said he would inquire and revert.
Clean smelly Lagos gutters, stop making noise – Deji Adeyanju rebukes Joe Igbokwe
Deji Adeyanju, an Abuja-based human rights activist, has berated Joe Igbokwe, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, over his recent comments on social media.
Adeyanju said Igbokwe who should be cleaning smelly gutters in Lagos State is making noise on social media.
Igbokwe, who is the Special Adviser on Drainage and Water Resources to the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has been very outspoken on social media lately.
The APC chieftain celebrated the rearrest of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
He had explained that Kanu once asked IPOB members to kill him and his family members.
The governor’s aide also rebuked Kanu’s style of agitation, stressing that the IPOB leader never witnessed the Biafra civil.
Igbokwe further stressed that the Nigerian government has enough evidence to convict the embattled IPOB leader.
However, Adeyanju, in a tweet wrote: “Joe Igbokwe who should be busy cleaning smelly gutters in Lagos is still on Facebook making noise.”
Meanwhile, we observed that Lagos State has witnessed serious flooding due to rain fall and bad drainage management.
Cultism: Four arrested during cult supremacy battle in Ogun
Four persons, who the police said are members of dreaded cult groups, were on Saturday arrested during a supremacy battle in Ogun State.
Police said the supremacy battle led to a gun duel between Aye and Eiye confraternities in the Atan-Ota area of Ogun.
The suspects, according to the Ogun Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, were identified as Olusegun Owoola (26), Gbenga Akinkade (34), Jinadu Waliu (30) and Sanni Hammed (27)
Oyeyemi informed us that they were arrested following a distress call received by the DPO of Atan Ota division, CSP Abolade Oladigbolu at about 4am on Saturday.
The two groups were said to have gone on a rampage at the Hotel road area of Atan, shooting sporadically.
The DPO had mobilized his men to the scene “where they met the two groups engaging themselves in a serious gun battle.”
According to Oyeyemi, “the police engaged the hoodlums and subsequently subdued them”, leading to the arrest of four of them.
Items recovered from them are a locally-made pistol, three live cartridges, two knives, an iron rod and assorted criminal charms.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun has directed that the case be transferred to the anti-cultism section of the State CIID for investigation.
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