An Indian voter says he chopped off his index finger after realising he had voted for the "wrong" political party. Pawan Kumar says he accidentally ended up voting for the governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in a video that has gone viral.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo said Thursday he has won re-election after receiving an estimated 54 per cent of the vote, backtracking on an earlier vow to wait for official results after his challenger made improbable claims of victory, according to Time.com reports.
With Saturday’s governorship and state Assembly election just hours away, the Nigerian Army has discovered plans by some politicians to truncate the election by perpetrating acts like bombings, assassinations and using the social media for smear campaigns, hate speeches and spreading fake news.
Igbo traders in Iwo were deprived from carrying out their daily commercial activities. Several spots in the market where most of the traders businesses were empty. A female trader who spoke with Vanguard on the condition of anonymity, lamented that they were being subjected to hardship, noting that they earned their living and took care of their family from whatever proceeds they made daily.
Only 34.75 per cent of registered voters actually voted in the just concluded Presidential elections, according data released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the percentage represents 28,614,190 people who cast their votes during the elections.
Atiku, in a statement he personally signed early Wednesday morning, said if he had lost in a free and fair election, he would have called the winner, President Muhammadu Buhari within seconds of his being aware of the outcome of the exercise. He said, “if I had lost in a free and fair election, I would have called the victor within seconds of my being aware of his victory to offer not just my congratulations, but my services to help unite Nigeria by being a bridge between the North and the South.
Ike Ekweremadu, the Peoples Democratic Party candidate and deputy senate president has been declared winner of Enugu West Senatorial District for the fifth time in Saturday Presidential/National Assembly elections. Ekweremadu polled 86,088 votes to defeat his closest rival, Mrs Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who scored 15,187 votes.
It will be recalled that the EFCC on Thursday complained over the influx of foreign currency to the country. Meanwhile, he Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has condemned the invasion of the Afao Ekiti residence of the immediate past Governor of the State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, saying no amount of intimidation can break the will of Nigerians to vote out the APC government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, gave the assurance on Friday in Abuja while addressing a press conference on the commission’s preparations for the presidential and National Assembly elections. Yakubu said that the commission has concluded the deployment of sensitive and non-sensitive materials to the 774 local government areas across the country.
An uneasy calm now pervades Eha Alumona, Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State as a strong supporter of All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Chukwuemeka Ishienyi, was shot dead on Wednesday. The deceased was said to have been shot dead while returning from a meeting allegedly organised by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at Eha Uno Ward in Nsukka.
It was gathered that the long convoy of the vice president was attacked by political thugs allegedly hiding from the corner of one of the compounds and fired gun shots at the convoy. They were said to fled immediately the act was perpetrated. All Progressives Congress (APC) in a swift reaction Thursday night condemned the act in strongest terms while the ruling Peoples Democratic party PDP in the state dissociated itself from the act.
In preparation for this Saturday February 23rd Presidential and National Assembly elections, the Federal Government has declared Friday, February 22nd as a public holiday. A statement released by the Ministry of Interior, says bankers and those offering essential services across the nation are excluded in observing the public holiday.
He was murdered on Tuesday night shortly after presiding over a meeting of the party in the ward. The development sparked off fear in the state ahead of Saturday’s rescheduled presidential and National Assembly election. The suspected hired assassins were said to have murdered him in his house right before his family members.