Guber Polls: Live Updates (Results)

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20.25

Kaduna

Kinkinau ward Kaduna South. Governor: Apc 364 PDP 1

polling unit 016, Kwarbai B’ ward Zaria: Governor: APC: 330 ,PDP: 87;

Shaba ward 1 polling unit 002 Kaduna North LG, Governor APC 285 PDP 43.

19.06

Kwara

The Minister for National Planning, Dr. Sulyman Abubakar suffered a landslide defeat at his polling Unit 006, Ajikobi Ward in Ilorin.Result:

Ajikobi Ward

Polling Unit 006

Governorship

APC:291

PDP:56

House of Assembly:

APC 282

PDP:63.

At Unit 005

Gov poll:

APC:297

PDP:24.

House of Assembly:

APC:281

PDP:25

19.02

Oyo

Governorship result from Nnamdi Azikwe Hall,U.I. Ibadan North LGA

APC 101 Accord 38 SDP 27 Labour 24 PDP 2

Polling unit 12 ward 11

18.59

Kwara

Alanamu Ward, PU 24

Governorship poll: APC:194, PDP: 60.

House of Assembly

APC: 198 PDP: 58

Polling Unit 025

Governorship poll: APC: 223 PDP: 78

18.57

Lagos

Result of PU 014, Ward 03, Oshin Street, Ikeja Governorship APC – 60 PDP – 108 State Assembly APC – 63 PDP – 99

18.53

Oyo

Governorship result in Ward 11 Ibadan south west lga

Units             12 13. 14

Accord ‎.       28. 24. 16

APC.              78. 64. 96.

Labour.        19. 9. 12

Sdp.              14. 6. 10

Pdp.              15. 14. 2

House of assembly results

Units.         12. ‎ 13. 14

Accord.      33. 18. 15

Apc.             78. 64. 89

Labour.      19. ‎ 9. 13

Spd.            14. 6. 12

Pdp.           14. 14. 2

18.51

Kaduna<

Governorship Election:

Babban Dodo, Zaria 05 polling unit: APC 209 PDD 26.

Zaria City A/juma PU020 APC 291 PDP 53

Zaria A/juma pu016 APC 397 PDP 48

18.47

Lagos

Result of PU 014, Ward 03, Oshin Street, Ikeja

Governorship

APC – 60 PDP – 108

State Assembly

APC – 63 PDP – 99

18.38

Kano

Gwarzo LG Yanbashi ward

APC 180 PDP 36

Yangurza ward APC 203 PDP 86

Kutunbuli ward

APC 91 PDP 9

B/Waje ward APC 137 PDP 25

Zango ward APC 180 PDP 59

Zango B ward APC 131 PDP 63

18.36

Taraba

Voting has ended in most polling unit and counting has begun across the state. The Peoples Democratic Party is in an early lead . The local government council where the PDP is leading are: Wukari,Taken, Dunga, Ussa, Karim-Lamido ,Yorro, Zing ,Kuremi and Jalingo.

18.33

IMOOwerri North LGA

Emekuku Ward 1

PU 002
APC: 18

PDP: 09

APGA: 63

PU 007
APC 58

PDP 38

APGA 30

18.29

Imo

Emekuku Ward 1 Owerri North LGA PU 007. APC 58. PDP 38. APGA 30

18.26

Kano

Result from some units in kano

Sumaila Gala ward 006 APC 197, PDP 3

Dala Kofar ward 024 APC 61 PDP 13

Dala dogon nama ward APC 386 PDP 185

005 booth APC 222 PDP54

Nassarawa Tudun Murtala APC 155 PDP 39

Warawa LG Kadawa 004

APC 177 PDP 79

005booth APC 161 PDP 57

18.19

Oyo

Keep in mind that the Guber election is a 4 horse race.

Governorship result at unit 18 ward 10 Ibadan South west LG

Accord- 51 Pdp- 9 Sdp- 5 Labour-17 Apc-155

Guber result at unit 19 Accord- 47 Pdp-. 7 Sdp-. 10 Labour- 27 Apc-. 139

Guber result at unit 20 Accord- 40 PDP- 9 SDP-9 Labour-17 APC-116

Guber result at unit 21 Accord- 49 PPD- 15 SDP-6 Labour-16 APC-130

House of assembly result at Units

Units 18. 19. 20. 21

PDP 10 10. 10. 22

‎SDP. 3 3. 6. 7

LP 20 18. 8. 18

Ac‎cord 38 46. 46. 46

APC 145 134. 117. 121

18.14

Lagos

Governorship election result at Governor Babatunde Fashola’s polling unit:

APC – 270 PDP – 132

Governorship election result at Jimi Agbaje’s polling unit:

APC – 124 PDP – 88

18.13

Oyo

Some Polling Unit results from Ibadan South West Local government Area

Governorship result at unit 18 ward 10 Ibadan South West LG

Accord – 51

PDP – 9

SDP – 5

Labour – 17

APC – 155

Guber result at unit 19

Accord – 47

PDP – 7

SDP – 10

Labour – 27

APC – 139

Guber result at unit 20

Accord – 40

PDP – 9

SDP – 9

Labour – 17

APC – 116

Guber result at unit 21

Accord – 49

PDP – 15

SDP – 6

Labour -16

APC – 130

House of Assembly result at Units

Units            18     19       20      21

PDP              10     10      10       22

‎SDP                3        3        6         7

LP                 20      18       8        18

Ac‎cord        38       46      46      46

APC            145     134   117    121

17.51

Kaduna

PU-30 Ahmed Aminu street Kawo New Extension :

Governorship APC =381. PDP =22

HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY =395 PDP=9Manchester Road G.R.A Zaria PU017 Governorship

APC – 189 PDP – 11PU 009 Kofar Gidan Sarkin Badiko APC 188 PDP 17

Result of U/Sarki Ward023 Kad gov:APC. 328 PDP;24.

Governorship. PU 032 Gabasawa Ung Rimi Kaduna North. PDP 31- APC: 270

44 Hospital Ward 017. Apc 94, PDP 40

17.48

Lagos

Result of Bola Tinubu’s polling unit at Alausa, Ikeja. Governorship APC – 230 PDP – 62 AD – 01 State Assembly APC – 233 PDP – 60

17.46

Ogun

Moslem School 03 Governorship Result IMG_20150411_173800

17.43

Lagos

Result of PU 011, Ward 03, Oshin Street, Ikeja (Result sheets attached) Governorship APC – 046 PDP – 105 IMG-20150411-00067 State Assembly APC – 50 PDP – 100 APGA – 02 IMG-20150411-00068

17.38

Imo

Governorship Result. Amucha Ward 2 Unit 007. Njaaba Local Government APC: 63 PDP: 42 APGA: 1 PPA: 1 Governorship Result. Amucha Ward 2 Unit 006. Njaaba Local Government APC: 71 PDP: 41 Umaka Ward 3 Unit 008 Njaaba Local Govt. APC: 10, APGA: 5. PDP: 481

17.23

Lagos

Result of PU 012, Opebi Road, where some PDP agents had attempted to stop the counting of the votes. Governorship PDP – 50 APC – 126 State Assembly PDP – 47 APC – 130

16.58

Lagos

2nd result of PU 017 Joseph Street, off Opebi Road Governorship PDP – 69 APC – 66 House of Assembly PDP – 65 APC – 67

16.44

Lagos

Result of PU 017 Joseph Street, off Opebi Road Governorship APC – 51 PDP – 50 House of Assembly APC – 55 PDP – 44 APGA – 1

16.39

Imo

Governorship Result. Amucha Ward 2 Unit 007. Njaaba Local Government APC: 63 PDP: 42 APGA: 1 PPA: 1

13.19

Katsina

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The First-Lady-in-waiting, Aisha Buhari being accredited after her husband’s accreditation.

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13.17

Benue State

Accreditation of voters has ended in most parts of Makurdi town, the Benue state Capital. Voters have been asked by INEC to queue for voting.

Also, in Gwer West, council area of the state, accreditation has also ended, voters are waiting to commence voting.

 

13.15

Rivers State

Gov. Amaechi at Obio Akpor ward 10, alledged fake police men hijacked result sheets.

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13:14

Ogun State

Former President Obasanjo Accredited At His Olusomi Compound, Abeokuta

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1.15pm

Lagos

Jimi Agbaje just came out to cast his vote.

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13.04

Plateau

Accreditation completed in Langtang North

At Zambou-dian polling unit in Langtang North of Southern Plateau state, accreditation was completed at 12:05 p.m.

But at Pajat polling unit, there was a clash between supporters of APC and PDP. The situation was brought under controller by security officials.

In Jos South, the Council Chairman, Peter Vwangdung, whose biometrics were rejected during the Presidential and National Assembly elections, once more had his biometrics rejected.

He had to be accredited manually and went on to call for disuse of card reader machines.

The chairman said that a polling unit close to his polling station that had 800 registered voters only eight people had received their Permanent Voters’ Cards at the end of distribution of PVC’s in the state.

12.56

Bayelsa

President Jonathan at Ward 13 Unit 39 in Otuoke, Ogbia LGA, Bayelsa State.

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12.58

Rivers/Abia

Rivers: INEC says no fake materials at polling booths in Rivers. Umuko ward 3 unit 002. Still in Ikwerre, card reader not working. Abia: Accreditation yet to start as at 12:00 p.m in PUs 13-21 in Agbor II Ward, Aba North LGA, Abia State

12.57

Ogun

Police AIG, other Security heads set out to monitor polls in Ogun

An Assistant Inspector General of Police from the Force Headquarters, Lawal Tanko, and other heads of security agencies in Ogun State have set out to monitor the election across the state.

The Security heads, alongside heavily armed operatives, left the Police Officers mess located Government Reservation Area,GRA, in Abeokuta, after a briefing from the AIG, and are now moving from one polling booth to another to ensure compliance with the order.

They include, Director of State Security Services,National Drugs Law and Enforcement Agency, NDLEA,Nigeria Immigration Services,Federal Road Safety Commission,FRSC, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC,Customs, National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, National Intelligence Agency, NIA and Nigeria Prisons Services.

The Command Public Relations Officer,Muyiwa Adejobi, has also released hot lines for residents/voters to lodge any complaints from any of the polling booths or any other areas that might be experiencing difficulties. The phone numbers are 08081770416,08123822910.

12.50

Jigawa

Jigawa APC Gubernatorial candidate, Muhammad Babura, being accredited in his town Babura IMG_20150411_105038

12.48

Lagos

At Jimi Agbaje’s polling unit at Ashanti area of Apapa, the INEC officials sit idly waiting for people to come for accreditation.

Kayode Aruwayo, the PDP House of Assembly candidate for Apapa Constituency 1, said that the process has been very peaceful so far “but we are observing that the turnout is low compared to the presidential turnout.”

“I can’t say really what’s really responsible for the low turnout but I want to believe that the same way people were shouting ‘change’ at the top, they wanted ‘change’ at the ground too, but the turnout is now low.

“The only place we have a case of the card reader being slow or not accepting (fingerprints) is at Queens Barracks, polling unit 005. Every other place, very fast. My own took me about 3 – 4 seconds for my accreditation.”

12.42

Adamawa

Despite the hazy weather being experienced in Adamawa State, electorates since the early hours of the day, trooped out to the various polling units to cast their votes during the Governorship and State Assemblies polls Saturday.

In some areas, INEC officials arrived as early as 7a.m., while hundred displaced persons of Michika and Madagali were said to have slept at the INEC designated IDPs voting centres.

There are about five designated IDPs voting centres in Mautech Yola, Ribadu Square, Ramat College,Lamido Zubairu and Kwanan Waya.

As at 9:30am hundreds of prospective voters in Yola and Jimeta have been screened including the former vice president Atiku Abubakar, former national chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bamanga Tukur, among others.

‘’No, problems, people are abiding, many have since been screened as at 9:40pm. ‘’We are yet to record any hitch,’’ said an election observer identified as Abubakar Musa.

12.16

Kano Update:

Kano Deputy Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has been accredited at his village Ganduje of Dawaken Tofa   20150411_104539

12:12

Low turnout of voters in Bauchi   

From Ahmed Mohammed, Bauchi

There was low turnout of electorates in the Governorship and State House of Assembly elections today in Bauchi state, just as card readers did not recognise the finger prints of some voters.
In most of the polling units visited by our correspondent, the turnout of voters were very low ,compared to Presidential elections which witnessed a  large turnout  of voters, including women.
The voter apathy was attributed to the nonchalant attitude of the electorate as many of them were concerned with the Presidential elections, because of their love for General Muhammadu Buhari and their expectation that  he will bring the desired change.
Ahmed Saleh, a party agent of the People’s Democratic Party in Rimi Jahun primary school polling unit in Bauchi Metropolis, who expressed worry over the low turnout,  said ,”as of this time on the day of Presidential election this school compound was full to capacity with voters, but today there are a few voters present.But we still hope that more people will come out before the end of the accreditation exercise.”

12.09

Ogun

The police AIG and other service chiefs set out for election monitoring in Ogun   20150411_114844

12.08

Anambra

There is low turnout in Nnewi, generally. Accreditation is yet to commence in areas like St. John of the Cross Egbo and Cathedral Church of St. Mary.

There is nothing going on at Ozubulu and Oraifite both in Ekwusigo LGA. Some INEC staff were sighted are without materials. One of the voters in Ozubulu that gave his name as Dom alleged that a PDP chieftain, Emeka Offor, arrived Ozubulu with some thugs and disappeared with voting materials.

Turnout in Ekwusigo remained generally poor.

12.03

Lagos state

Peaceful Accreditation going on live in Ipaja Polling unit. #nigeriadecides

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12.01

Ekiti

An ex-chairman of Ekiti south west local govt , ekiti state is said to be moving around ilawe, igbaraodo and ogotun ekiti with a hilux jeep full of mobile policemen. He is a local leader of the pdp. The dpo, ASP Fatai has refused to arrest the fellow who Is defying the restriction of movement order. But when contacted, the DPO said he was not aware but that the claim is likely untrue

11.58

Imo State

State Governor Rochas Okorocha getting accredited

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11:53

Lagos Police restrict movement till 8pm.

Mohammed Shosanya

Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG)  in charge of Lagos and Ogun ,Mr Joseph Mbu says movement restriction of people for goverorship and state assembly elections in Lagos today may be extended to 8pm.

The initial restriction is between 8am and 5 pm. However Mbu said the extension to 8pm is to sustain the tempo of the peace, stressing that any recalcitrant citizens would be dealt with.

He said he would not tolerate any act of injury on his officers, just as he vowed to sanction Divisional Police Officers, who fail to provide adequate escorts to INEC officials

11.53

Akwa Ibom

PHOTOS of protest in Ibiono LGA over hijacking of materials

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11.41

Benue

There was an incident in Tarka Local Government Area of Benue state, Friday evening, when INEC officials were transporting election materials. Suspected hoodlums snatched three cartons of electoral materials and set them ablaze. The incident affected delay in distribution of electoral material in most polling unit within the council area.

11.38

Benue

Turnout low in PU 06, Faculty of Law, BSU Ward in Makurdi LGA, Benue. Card Reader working perfectly

11.35

Rivers

Additional reports from Rivers suggest that those who beat up the Channels TV reporters are not soldiers but political thugs.

11.34

Lagos/Enugu

Lagos: At polling Unit 014, Ward 8 of Ikeja, Lagos at 10 a.m. only 24 out of registered 480 voters have been accredited. The Ogudu area of Lagos witnessed minor skirmishes between PDP and APC earlier today. Security officer intervened to douse strayed nerves Enugu: Enugu East LGA, Ward 09, PU: 26- No Card reader as at 10:28 a.m.

11.33

Rivers

David Iyofor, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Rotimi Amaechi, has just issued a statement saying his boss’ telephone number has been cloned.

He said, “This is to inform members of the public that the Telephone numbers of the Governor of Rivers State, Rt. Hon CHIBUIKE Rotimi Amaechi has been cloned and the criminals who did the cloning are using his phone numbers to send out fake text messages to people not to come out and vote.

“Please that text message is not from Gov Amaechi. The Governor’s position remains that Rivers voters should come out to vote today. People should disregard that fake text message.”

11.29

Plateau

Malfunction of card reader in Langtang south In Langtang south, about 50 per cent of the card readers are not functioning. Langtang south has about 66 polling units out of the 4041 polling units of the states.

In Jos South, of the 450 registered voters at GSS Canader polling unit, 200 have been accredited as at 11:25 a.m.

But INEC official contacted at the polling unit said most voters are having challenges in getting therir thumb prints read by the card reader. They have had to engage in manual accreditation of voters.

The gubernatorial candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Gyang Pwajok, was accredited at about 10:40 a.m at the Alikazuare polling unit. He has gone back home and is expected to return when voting commences.

11:29

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11.27

Adamawa

Adamawa PDP governorship candidate Mallam Nuhu Ribadu undergoing accreditation at his Bako ward in Yola South local government   20150328_102652

11.24

Adamawa/Edo/Imo

Adamawa: Cross section of voting points for Adamawa state, Michika LG, Wabilimi Tili, Ward 7 polling units – 02/13/16/001-007. Edo: Faulty card reader at PU: 12/06/04/007, Esan West LG, Edo state Imo: Owerri Municipal PU-001/002 W-1, Government House Owerri: INEC Officials arrived at 9.00 a.m.

11.23

Rivers/Delta/Imo

Rivers: Security agents mounted road blocks on Ikwere Road, Rumuigbo, Port-Hacourt Delta: PU10/18/07/001,Udu LG, Delta as at 8.45 a.m, no INEC official, material or security agent Imo: PU 003, W 03 LGA: Obowo-, Imo State: INEC observers came at 9.14 a.m. Accreditation began at 9:35 a.m. There were five party agents and three security agents present.

11:21

Security beefed up in Rivers
From Victor Edozie, Port Harcourt

There is strong presence of security operatives in all parts of Rivers State.

The police command said on Tuesday that there would be massive troops deployment in the state to forestall any break down of law and order.

Communities such as Eleme, Oyigbo, Okrika, Tai and Gokana were condoned off by police and military operatives just as journalists were thoroughly frisked before they were allowed through.

11.19

Kebbi

Malfunctioning Card Readers has stalled the commencement of accreditation despite early arrival of officials in many Polling Units visited in Zuru, Zuru Local Government Area of Kebbi State.

At the two voting points of Zegdari Polling Unit, thumb prints of most of the voters were rejected necessitating the filling of Incident Form for about 60 per cent of voters.

Unlike the Presidential election, the Governorship and State Assembly exercise witnessed low turn-out of voters.

The Independent National Electoral Commission officials are operating from their motorcycles since there are no furniture.

“We arrived here before 7 a.m. We couldn’t get chairs and table to work on,” the Presiding Officer said. The INEC PRO, Abdullahi Kebe, when contacted, said the issues are already receiving attention.

11.14

Oyo

Accreditation continues across Oyo state

In Ogbomoso, the Labour party gubernatorial candidate and former governor of the state, Alao Akala was accredited by 8:30am.

Ogbomoso, which is the home town of Akala remains remains peaceful ‎as accreditation continues.

There is a massive turnout of voters in Ogbomoso and Ibadan areas of Oyo state.

Also, other governorship aspirants, Rasheed Ladoja, Social Democratic Party’s Seyi Makinde ‎and Peoples Democratic Party’s Teslim Folarin have all gone for accreditation as the state governor, Abiola Ajimobi is yet to go for accreditation.

‎ At Beere, a violence prone area of Ibadan, Military men have seized dozens of motorcycles for flaunting the no movement order. Thugs were also seen hanging around the various polling booths in Beere.

11:13

Protest at Abia LG over election materials

From Linus Effiong, Umuahia

Protests have broken out at ward 7 and 9 in  Okpauala-Umugo community of Osisioma Local Government Area of Abia State, when APGA party agents demanded that INEC staff present to them all the materials, including the result sheets.

The INEC refused to comply with the request and the situation degenerated into a protest.

During the protest, a bus arrived and took away the INEC staff to an unknown destination. The development stalled accreditation in the area.

 

11:12

Doyin Adebusuyi, Ado Ekiti

Accreditation of voters commenced in Ekiti State as early as 8am, though INEC electoral staff arrived polling booths by 7.25am with election materials.
While large crowd of voters were noticed at some polling booths, in some areas, only a few people were seen on the queues.
I also observed the presence of more security men at the polling units compared to the March 28 presidential election when some booths were without security operatives.
Deputy governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kolapo Olusola, said it was too early to conclude that there was apathy to the exercise since accreditation ends at 1.30pm.
He commended security arrangement at the polling units, adding “I believe the security is up to the task. I don’t expect PDP to lose the election.” Similarly, the Minister of State for Works, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, said he expects a very peaceful poll since “we were able to avoid bloodshed in the March 28 presidential election. What I have pleaded for is that we should see ourselves as brothers, so don’t do things that will cause serious damage to the polity.”

11:04

Hassan Ibrahim, Jos

There was tension at some polling centres in Jos, Plateau State, as voters protested the failure of card readers.
Card readers failed at Yandoya units in Jos-North, and the voters rejected the idea of manual accreditation.
Youths in the area stopped the exercise and asked the presiding officer to return the faulty card reader and replace it.
Elders in the area had to intervene to bring the situation under control.
Supervising presiding officer for the ward further calmed the situation by ordering that the card readers be taken to INEC office and that new ones be provided.

 

11.02

Lagos

So far it’s been a peaceful and orderly exercise in most polling units visited from Victoria Island to Ikeja. But turnout has been low in most polling units, compared to that of the presidential election. There are also fewer security agents and roadblocks across the state

11.01

Plateau

Shortage of electoral materials in Pankshin

In Pankshin, Local Government Area of Central Plateau state, INEC officialS said there have insufficient electoral materials in a polling unit at the centre of the town in Pankshin. Our source say there are few electoral materials compares with the number of registered voters.

The INEC official who asked not to be named said “in Pankshin, we have a situation that needs to be addressed. We were given 700 ballot papers to be use for 1000 voters, so if the turnout to be massive, we may have shortage of materials.”

Voters turned out at Mangu, Bokkos, Kanam and Kanke Council Areas, all in Plateau senatorial district.

10.54

Jigawa

Accreditation is still going on at Yankawshi local government, Jigawa state, Karkana PU ward.   IMG-20150411-WA0001

10.52

Kano Update

Shahuci Ward Kano, low turnout, and at the moment all voters present have been accredited   IMG-20150411-WA0056

10.51

Kaduna

Verification of voters in Sabongari Tudun Wada, Kaduna. Things seems to going on smoothly.
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10:51

Correspondents Ismail Mudashir, Abdulkadir Badsha & Haruna Gimba Yaya, Kano.

In Kano State, accreditation of voters is going on smoothly as card readers deployed to polling units are functioning well, Daily Trust gathered. The exercise commenced in the state as scheduled.

So far, our correspondents have visited a total of 46 polling units and in all, only two card readers were observed to be faulty.

INEC ad hoc staff have already resorted to manual accreditation in that area.

All the five card readers at the polling units at National Library are working well, same with the Gidan Dan- Hausa unit.

10.50

Akwa Ibom

In Ibiono Ibom, Senator representing Akwa Ibom North East in the National Assembly, Ita Enang reported that electoral materials in his unit, Ikot Akpan Nya Ididep, and all other polling units in the area were carted away at about 9 a.m. by armed agents of the Peoples Democratic Party. They left only the photocopies of the result sheets.

10.48

Akwa Ibom

In Etoi Ward 4, Unit 4, which is Methodist Primary school, people have come out, but the materials and officials have not arrived as at 9: 50 a.m. Tensions are high as all the youthat the Polling Unit say they are eager to vote the ruling PDP out of office.

10.47

Jigawa

Very low turnout in Hadejia town. This a polling unit at the secretariat.   IMG-20150411-WA0069

10.44

Lagos/Rivers/Ebonyi

Lagos: Ongoing protest in Ogudu, Kosofe LGA over stolen ballot papers at 10: 01 a.m.

Rivers:Observers reporting incident of sporadic shooting at Ikuru Town, Andoni LGA Rivers state.

Ebonyi:Afikpo South LGA Ebonyi state, Oso Ward II, PU 003: Sensitive materials being transported have allegedly accosted by thugs

10.35

Rivers Update

Observer on the field reports that the houses of Rivers State Commissioner of Women Affairs house, INEC and some police vehicle have been burnt.

10.33

Benue

Low turnout of voters in Naka, Benue In Naka, headquarters of Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue state, there are few voters who came out for accreditation. A voter, John Kwaghtamen, who has been accredited, told our reporter via telephone that INEC officials are waiting for voters.

10.32

Kano Sheka Polling Unit in Kano. INEC officials have not arrived. People waiting IMG-20150411-WA0061

10:35

Correspondent Victor Edozie, Port Harcourt

Reports from Okrika, the home town of First Lady Mrs. Patience Jonathan indicates that the card readers deployed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have failed to work.

Hundreds of voters that came for accreditation are worried that the card reader is not working and have opted for manual devices to get accredited.

10:34

Akinwunmi Ambode, APC governorship candidate, Lagos.

“We want to commend the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for this but we don’t know what is happening in other polling units in the state. I believe strongly that if it is the same pattern with this polling unit everything should go on smoothly.”

10:31

Nahimah Ajikanle Nurudeen & Ibrahim Yahaya, Lagos

 

The governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Lagos state Akinwunmi Ambode expressed satisfaction for early commencement of accreditation at his polling unit.

He said accreditation started at his polling unit 003 under Ward A6 located within Ogunmode Junior College, Epe  at exactly 8am unlike last two weeks when it started around 9.30am.

“We want to commend the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for this but we don’t know what is happening in other polling units in the state. I believe strongly that if it is the same pattern with this polling unit everything should go on smoothly.”

10.30

Gombe

Accreditation started on time in all the polling units visited so far. It is also going on smoothly. However, a strange hazy weather is being experienced in Gombe metropolis which has affected voter turn out. But we also observed that people are beginning to troop out to the polling units as the sun continues to rise.

Voters are seen queuing and getting accreditation in Jeka da Fari and Dawaki wards, where the candidates of the two leading parties, PDP and APC would vote respectively.

We however, gathered that there is large turn out of voters in Billiri, Kaltungo and Shongom local governments in Southern Gombe district.

10.26

Plateau

Accreditation going on in Jos north Haruna Hadeja street polling unit 013 IMG-20150411-WA0067

10.25

Nasarawa Update

About 236 rejections were recorded so far in some unit 003 of Alushi Ginda ward of Nasarawa Eggon.

But the exercise was orderly as people are accredited and those rejected by the card reader their names written in the incidence forms.

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10.20

Plateau Update

There is high turnout of voters at Laduradu, polling unit of the governor, Jonah Jang. At the deputy governor’s lodge, Ignitus Longjan, at Rayfeild in Jos south LGA, the situation is the same. The turnout is also high.

Voters were seen on a long queue waiting to be accredited. A voter, Pam, appealled for more hands at the polling unit to hasten the process.

10.19

Benue

Low turnout in Benue

At VIP polling unit in North Bank, Makurdi in Benue state, very few voters have come out for accreditations.

A voter, Terhemen Francis, who spoke with our reporter who said has been accredited said INEC officials are waiting for voters.

The situation is similar at the Kanshio polling unit also in Makurdi along Otukpo road.

10.18

Lagos/Ekiti Updates

Lagos: PU 075 Ward Ejigbo is still awaiting INEC officials.

Ekiti: Polling Unit 003, Isapa Ward, Ekiti L.G.A Card Reader suddenly stopped functioning.

At Polling Unit 5, W3, Ikpoda LG, Edo, PU opened 7.15 a.m. but accreditation is yet to start because card reader is showing the previous accreditation.

Accreditation start at 8:00 a.m. at 004/10/13,005/10/13,002/10/13,003/10/13 at Iyin Ekiti without issues.

10.11

Kaduna Update:

The turn out in Kaduna is low especially when compared to the Presidential election turnout. There are people at many polling unit visited including those in Kawo road, Kawo, Lere street Unguwan dosa, Aliyu Dilli road, Dosa. Others visited were those at Uguwan Shanu and Unguwan Kanawa and Hayin Banki. All in Kaduna North Local Government.

Officials of INEC arrived at the PU earlier than in the Presidential election. Polling unit As at writing this report some PU started accreditation as early as 9: 00 a.m.

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10.06

Kwara Update

Accreditation ongoing in Ilorin metropolis. Fewer complaints about the card readers, however, there is noticeable a low turnout especially at Ward 009 Government secondary school, Ilorin. IMG_20150411_092954

10.03

Kaduna

At Barnawa New Extention Polling Unit, Kaduna South, All INEC officials at this PU and other PU visited have commenced accrediting of voters. PUs at Barnawa shopping Complex, Narayi Sabin Tasha at Chikun Local government has INEC officials accrediting voters and and every thing is goin on well so far.

10.02

Osun

Gunmen believed to be working for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) early today took over the Town Hall Polling Zone in Ilase-Ijesa, Obokun Local Government, State of Osun, to scare away prospective voters.

Though a detachment of Police and other security agents came to the scene to restore order during which the thugs dispersed, the gunmen returned shortly after the law enforcement agents departed. Sporadic gun shots were heard shortly after this which forced many prospective voters scampering to safety.The Osun APC Situation Room calls on security agents for more vigilance.

09.55

Plateau

Few voters present at NUJ polling unit in Jos

There are no voters at the Nigerian Union of Journalists polling unit in Jos. Officials of INEC posted to the centre are seated and doing nothing.

One of the official approached for interview declined to speak. An electorate who has been accredited at the NUJ polling unit said the INEC officials were waiting for the electorates.

09:52

Correspondent Abdullateef Aliyu, Ilorin

There is calm in Kwara State as voters troop out to participate in the governorship and houses of assembly elections.
Incumbent Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is slugging it out with the candidates of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Labour Party, Senator Simeon Ajibola and Dr. Mike Omotosho respectively.
At Tanke in Ilorin South Local Government, electoral officials arrived the various polling booths as early as 8:00 am as they prepare for accreditation.
It was however observed that the turnout is not as impressive as witnessed in the presidential and national assembly elections held two weeks ago.
Some voters attributed the development to the cavalier attitude of people to the governorship election especially when they are not indigenes of the state.

09.51

Kano/Plateau Update

#Kano: LGA Gezawa, Ward Babawa 01, PU 012 accreditation started on 8:40 a.m.

#Plateau Jos South, PU 024, Ward Dashik 2 INEC Officials arrived at 7:00 a.m and started accreditation at 8:00 a.m.

#Plateau Jos South, PU 024, Ward Dashik 2 accreditation still in progress

09.50

Nasarawa

Accreditation has commenced in Alushi medical centre unit 004 of Alushi Ginda ward of Nasarawa Eggon Local Government of Nasarawa State.

There are, however, some misgivings as some people are complaining over plans to rig in favor of a political party.

Chris Aroma, a voter in the unit, said he was chased out by some people who insisted that he most vote for PDP. Generally, the accreditation was fast as people are accredited within a minute.

09:49

Itodo Daniel Sule, Jalingo

Accreditation of voters has commenced in most polling units visited  in Jalingo, Taraba State capital with large turnout of voters who were out as early as 7am.
Our correspondent reports that accreditation commenced at about 8 am at the polling units visited so far.
Polling Units such as Mayo Gwoi Ward 009, 010, 011, 003, Turaki A and Turaki B have commenced accreditations of voters without hitches with card readers.

09.49

Rivers

The Commissioner for Information, Ibim Semenitari has just gone on air to debunk a claim that Governor Rotimi Amaechi sent a text asking people to boycott the election.

She urged the people to go out and vote, saying Mr. Amaechi is not responsible for the message.

09.48

Rivers

A soldier has just seized Premium times reporter’s phone at Okirika and deleted all the pictures he took showing the movement of electoral materials to the area.

He is currently at the military checkpoint on the road leading to the home of an ex-militant commander, Ateke Tom.

09.46

Nasarawa State

Accreditation has commenced at Alushi medical centre unit 004 of Alushi Ginda ward of Nasarawa Eggon Local Government of Nasarawa State.

However, there are some misgivings as some people are complaining over allegations of rigging plans in favor of a particularly political party.

Chris Aroma, a voter in the unit, said he was chased out by some people who insisted that he most vote for PDP. But generally, the accreditation was fast as people were accredited within a minute.

20150411_08504909:43Armed soldiers and mobile police men numbering more than 50 have barricaded the residence of the PDP governorship candidate, Barrister Nyesom Wike.

No explanation on their mission is available but Daily Trust has learnt the move was meant to stop him from moving out.

09.40

Imo/Edo state

Imo: PU-013, Ward number 13, Ehime Mbano LGA. – Two INEC officials showed up, without materials. Edo: As at 8.41 am, accreditation yet to start at PU 09, Ward 3, Ore Edo LGA, because INEC officials were setting up barricades for crowd control.

09:40

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari was accredited around 8:15am in his polling unit at Sarkin Yara A, Kofar Baru III in Daura.

The president-elect, who was accompanied by his wife Aisha Buhari‎, was accredited by the INEC official using the card reader in about three minutes.

Unlike the presidential polls held two weeks ago, the turn out today looks low.

‎Buhari was escorted by heavy security. All telecom frequencies were jammed when he arrived for the accreditation.

Speaking shortly after his accreditation, ‎Buhari said he was impressed with INEC preparations, saying that he hoped there will be general improvement from the last poll held a fortnight ago.

 

09:39

Correspondent Kayode Ogunwale, Lagos

Accreditation is ongoing in 7 polling centers visited in Ifako-Ijaye Local Government area of Lagos. There is no issue with card reader in the entire centre visited so far.
People are coming out in mass and there has not been any problem at Ward C unit 003 voters provided pen and paper for pre-registration to ensure orderliness.

 

09:36

Our correspondent in Edo Vincent Egunyanga says accreditation has commenced at Okada junction at  GRA, Benin. Acreditation has also started in Garrick Memorial College, Oredo ward 1. That’s where APC chairman John Oyegun is expected to vote.

09.33

Kaduna State

The turnout in Kaduna is very low compared to the presidential election turnout. People are seen in many PUs visited, including, Kawo road, Kawo, Lere street Unguwan dosa, Aliyu Dilli road, Dosa.

Others visited were Uguwan Shanu, Unguwan Kanawa and Hayin Banki, all in Kaduna North Local Government.

Officials of INEC arrived the PUs much more earlier and some have begun accreditation

09.32

Plateau State

Voters are not visible at the NUJ polling unit in Jos; officials of INEC posted to the centre are seated without doing anything.

One of the officials approached for an interview declined comment, but an electorate who has been accredited at the NUJ polling unit said the INEC officials were waiting for the electorates.

09.31

09:35

Our correspondent in Benue, Hope Abbah, says accreditation is ongoing at a polling unit in Bukuru Wadata, Makurdi.
However, INEC officials and some voters have encountered problems with the card reader, finding it difficult to accredit some people.

 

09:30

Itodo Daniel Sule, Jalingo

Accreditation of voters has commenced in most polling units visited in Jalingo, Taraba State capital with large turnout of voters who were out as early as 7am.
Our correspondent reports that accreditation commenced at about 8 am at the polling units visited so far.
Polling Units such as Mayo Gwoi Ward 009, 010, 011, 003, Turaki A and Turaki B have commenced accreditations of voters without hitches with card readers.

09:26

INEC reprints fresh guber ballot papers for Borno
By Hamza Idris, Maiduguri

Following the omission of the logo of the Labour Party (LP) in the ballot papers for gubernatorial election in Borno State, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it reprinted new ballot papers in order to forestall litigation that may trail today’s polls.
INEC’s resident electoral commissioner (REC) for Borno state, Samuel Madaki told journalists that the new ballot papers would be flown to Maiduguri, stressing that those for southern part of Borno State would be taken to various LGAs after taking them  to Gombe Airport.
Our correspondent who went round Maiduguri this morning reports that accreditation has commenced but only ballot papers for the state house of assembly elections are available.
Madaki has assured that “elections will definitely hold as planned…there [are no two ways] about it.”
“We have stationed one of our colleague at the INEC office here in Maiduguri and as soon as the ballot papers for the gubernatorial elections are ready, he will bring them here,” Markus Musa, an  official in one of the key polling stations said.
Today’s contest is between Governor Kashim Shettima of the APC who is seeking a second term and Alhaji Gambo Lawan of the PDP.
Nine candidates of various political parties on Thursday stepped down for Shettima.

 

09:25

Chris Agabi in Lagos says:

For now, the turn out of Lagosians to vote in some pooling units are still low. But onlike the presidential polls, INEC officials are a lot early today. As at 8am, INEC officials were already arriving some polling units around pooling units located at Ojodo, Ogba and Agidingbi areas. For instance, the polling units in Grammar school and ‎Omole estate had INEC officers arriving but accreditation hadn’t started as at 8am. 

09:24

Low turnout in Kano as INEC officials arrive on time
… Haze envelops the state metropolis
From Ismail Mudashir & Haruna Gimba Yaya, Kano

Unlike what was obtainable during the presidential election, there was low turnout of voters in kano metropolis, our correspondents have observed.
As early as 7.am during the presidential and national Assembly elections, polling units in the state metropolis and outskirts were filled to their capacity.
However, our correspondents report that in today’s election, many polling units visited in the state metropolis were seen scanty. In Gandun Albasa, Mandawari, Emir’s palace among others only few voters were seen on queue when compared to the presidential election.
Meanwhile, our correspondents report the early arrival of INEC officials to polling units. Around 7.30am, the ad hoc officials were seen arriving polling units.
During the presidential election, the INEC officials arrived around 11.am, a situation that delayed the commencement of the exercise in the state.
Our correspondents also reports that tick haze was witnessed in the state metropolis blowing dust. 

09:23

The turn out of voters in Minna, Niger state is not as appreciable as it was noticed during the last presidential election, says Aliyu Hamagam in Minna.
Though, in some places visited there are high turn out of electorates but in most of the polling booths visited the turn out is low if compared to last election.
However, accreditation of voters has started as scheduled.

 

09:21

Early accreditation, low enthusiasm in Plateau polls
From Lami Sadiq, Jos

There’s been low enthusiasm this morning among voters in Plateau, as few voters are seen at polling units where hundreds thronged queues in last presidential polls, says correspondent in Jos.

This is despite INEC adhoc staff arriving at polling units as early as 8am around the city.

Reports from Wase, Shendam and Jos south local government areas also indicated that accreditation of voters had commenced.
As at 8am, our correspondent reports that accreditation of voters has commenced in most polling units while adhoc staff were seen arriving other points.

09.25

Imo State

Accreditation has commenced at Emmanuel College Azuzi Ward 2 and at  Uzi Primary School Azuzi Ward 4. At Uzi Primary School, the card reader is working in 6 out of 7 polling units. The card reader of PU 6 is not functional.

09.25

Rivers State

PREMIUM TIMES has just spotted an armored tank conveying electoral material to Okirika, home to Patience Jonathan, wife to Nigeria’s president.

A total of 18 political parties are fielding candidates for the election. In Rivers State.

09.23

Rivers State

Gunshot heard at Buguma in Asari Toru LGA. Someone is said to have been shot and beheaded in the area. A Rhythm Radio correspondent is reporting that huge smoke is bellowing from the sky from the area where a youth is said to have been shot and beheaded.

09:16

Accreditation of voters for the governorship elections and state houses of assembly has started in Shomolu, Bariga,Yaba and Akoka areas of Lagos.
Our correspondent reports that INEC officials arrived at the polling booths at 7:30 am.

At the Yaba Lagos office of INEC, none of the officials of the commission are here now, unlike the Presidential elections when some of the officials didn’t leave INEC office until 10:00 am, with voting materials.So far the accreditation has been succeful. People are turning out enmass at ward 009 opposite Yaba INEC office.

09.10

Ogun State

Our first report of malfunctioning Card Readers recorded in Ogun.

Accreditation has commenced in many polling booths in the State, with some members of European Union Election Observers moving round to assess the situation.

However, some Card Readers have failed to capture fingerprints of voters. In one case, a female voter at a booth in Oke-Ilewo area of Abeokuta, was shocked when the card reader stated that, she has been accredited, when she had not.

There is also a heavy presence of security operatives,stationed in strategic locations in the town, which include points of entry.

Voters, apparently in high spirit, are trooping out gradually to the polling booths, while INEC officials are taking the time to educate them on the need for a peaceful exercise.

09.04

Kano State

PU 020, ward 38, Kano, Tarauni. INEC officials arrived at 7:40am. Accreditation started 8:10a.m.

09.03

Rivers State

Over 50 soldiers have taken over the Old GRA residence of Nyesom Wike, the Peoples Democratic Party candidate in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The troops charge at anybody found on William Jumbo Street, which is located near Government House.

09.01

Rivers State

Security operatives are becoming restless in Port Harcourt as they have started harassing people including accredited electoral monitors including journalists.

PREMIUM TIMES and other journalists monitoring the elections have been stopped and thoroughly searched even with their ID cards and INEC reflective jackets. The atmosphere is becoming so charged and the situation may scare voters from coming out to vote.

While security operatives, especially soldiers are harassing people within two kilometer radius of the Government House, Port Harcourt, most parts of the state are left uncovered. From the Presidential Hotel Junction to Eleme Junction, PREMIUM TIMES could not find strong presence of security operatives.

08.56

Kano State

Kano Municipal, Kankorofi Ward, PU 05. No security personnel in sight as at 8:21am

08.55

Plateau State

Jos South Local Government. P/Unit: Old Govt. House. PU No:006. INEC staff arrived 6:25am. Accreditation began at 8:00am with working card readers

08.50

Lagos State

The weather in Lagos is clear and a lot of people are seen trekking to their polling units for accreditation.

INEC staff have already arrived and accreditation have begun at some polling units across Ikotun, Ago Palace Way, and Surulere. So far, no complaints about the card reader. At Area M, Idimu, police arrested some Okada riders for violating the no-movement restriction.

08:44

About eight states are exempt from gubernatorial polls this morning. They are: Ondo, Osun, Edo, Ekiti, Anambra, Bayelsa, Kogi, FCT.

In those states, voting for lawmakers (state assembly) will go on, but there will be no voting for governors.

Meanwhile, INEC has made clear there are two colour ballot boxes and papers in states where voting for both governors and state lawmakers will go on.

One is black and the other red.

The black ballot box and paper is for state house of assembly elections. The red is for governorship

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08:37

Daily Trust correspondent in Rivers state says INEC officials and materials “are just about to leave the INEC office and go to the polling units.”

Rivers is among a handful of hotly contested states, where voting and results will attract a lot of interest.

08:29

Officials begin distribution of election materials at Garba Daho ward in Jos. Photos by Hassan Ibrahim, Jos.

08:20

Election officials when they arrive a polling in Gada Bako,Jos while voters wait on queue. Photos by Hassan Ibrahim, Jos.


 

During the Presidential election, you worked with us to help make it Free, Fair and Credible by sending us photographs of results announced at your polling units.

Together, we helped put officials and politicians in check.

So, lets do it again for this governorship and House of Assembly elections. ‪#‎SnapandSend‬

Steps to Join the movement:

1. Go to your polling unit and get accredited

2. Vote and wait, peacefully, for the result

3. Snap the result once it is pasted and send to us via:
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