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Supplementary Elections: Violence Scuttles Process As Results Filter In



Supplementary Elections: Violence Scuttles Process As Results Filter In

Violence, vote-buying, and other issues marred some of the supplementary elections for two governorships, five senatorial, 31 House of Representatives, and 57 state assemblies in 17 states on Saturday, resulting in the deaths of no less than four people.

In the states of Kano and Kebbi, deaths were reported.

In fact, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, or EFCC, detained 12 people in the states of Kano and Katsina on suspicion of purchasing votes.


Voter turnout was impressive in many polling places and constituencies, and voting went smoothly. Voter attendance in several voting places in Ogbia Constituency II, Bayelsa State, was high.

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Already, the ruling All Progressives Congress, won two senatorial seats in Yobe and Plateau and state assembly seats in Ekiti and Ogun among others.

Also, the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, maintained its dominance in Kano, winning two more state assembly slots.


EFCC arrests 12 for vote-buying in Kano, Katsina

The EFCC said it arrested 12 persons for alleged vote buying in Kano and Katsina states.

The EFCC Kano Zonal Commander, Faruk Dogondaji, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the suspects were arrested with N1.5 million cash in both states

According to him, 10 were arrested in Doguwa Local Government Area (LGA) of Kano State and two in Kankiya LGA of Katsina State.

Dogondaji said that the suspects were arrested while attempting to induce eligible voters with cash in some polling units.

He said that the 10 suspects were apprehended with N1,357,500 million in Doguwa LGA, while the two suspects were arrested with N242,000 in Kankia LGA.


The EFCC commander said the suspects would be charged to court after investigation

3 killed, 3 houses set ablaze in Kano LGA

No fewer than three persons were reportedly killed while three houses were set ablaze during a clash between residents and thugs who invaded Wudil LGA of Kano State.

The thugs were said to have invaded the area to disrupt the supplementary election as they insisted on voting but were prevented by the residents at a location between Utai and Achika district area.

Similarly, violence marred the supplementary polls in Kwaciri, Kurna Gabas area of Fagge LGA and Zangon Marikita, Ungogo LGA of Kano State.

The Presiding Officer of the Kwaciri, Kurna Gabas area, Polling Unit 30 of Fagge LGA, Mustapha Sagir Umar said they started the accreditation and voting exercise in the area some minutes past 10am and the thugs disrupted the exercise twice before normalcy returned to the area.






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