Mass Sack In Buhari’s State After Tinubu’s Defeat|| Obi Wins Edo, Cross Rivers States, Atiku Takes Bayelsa

Heads roll over Tinubu’s loss to Atiku in Katsina
Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, has ordered the immediate termination of the appointments of the Commissioner for Works and Housing, Tasi’u Dahiru Dandagoro, the Permanent Secretary, Sustainable Development, Fatima Ahmed, and her counterpart at the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Aminu Waziri.

In a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Muntari Lawal, Masari also sacked the Chairman of Katsina State Pilgrims Welfare Board, Yusuf Barmo.

A competent Government House source said the governor’s action may not be unconnected with the defeat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, in Katsina.

Tinubu who polled 482,283 votes, lost to the PDP candidate, Atiku Abubakar, who received 489,045 votes from across the 34 local government areas.

“There is no doubt that government reviewed and is still reviewing roles of various persons that culminated in the party’s defeat in the state,” a source said.

But the SSG in his statement said the dismissal of the officers was done “in the move to make some strategic re-alignments.
Source: The Sun

Presidential Election Results In Cross River State, Edo And Bayelsa States
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi has defeated the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar in Cross River State.
Total registered voters: 1,691,642
Total accredited voters: 444,880

Total scores by each political party:

A: 425
AA: 221
AAc: 406
ADC: 2,268
ADP: 885
APC: 130,520
APGA: 618
APM: 535
APP: 252
BP: 414
LP: 179,917
NNPP: 1644
NRM: 371
PDP: 95,425
PRP: 822
SDP: 290
YPP: 422
ZLP: 153

Peter Obi also won the presidential elections in Edo state.
INEC’s collation officer in Edo State, Prof. Nyaudoh Ndaeyo said Obi polled 331,163 to win the state, while the APC candidate, Bola Tinubu scored 144,471. The PDP candidate, Atiku Abubakar came third by scoring 89,585, Rabiu Kwakwanso of the NNPP scored 2,743, while the ZLP scored 4082.
Ndaeyo said 603, 894 voters were accredited out of the 2,501,081, who registered for the exercise, the valid votes were 581,266, rejected votes were 19,129, and the votes cast were 600,395.

The 12 LGs won by Obi include Igueben, Esan Central, Esan North-East, Egor, Esan South-East, Esan West, Uhunmwonde, Orhionmwon, Ovia South-West, Oredo, Ikpoba-Okha and Ovia North-East, while APC won in six LGAs of Owan West, Owan East, Akoko-Edo, Etsako Central, Etsako West and Etsako East.

Also, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has secured a crucial victory in Bayelsa state. Atiku’s victory was confirmed at the Bayelsa state presidential election collation centre in the early hours of Tuesday, February 28.
The PDP presidential candidate scored a total of 68,818 to defeat the Labour Party (LP)’s Peter Obi who scored 49,975 votes.
The standard bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, polled 42,572 votes. Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) polled 540 votes.