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Zamfara police begins investigation into attempt to burn down house of APC chieftain

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The Zamfara State Police command has said that it has commenced investigation into an attempt to set ablaze the residence of former Information Commissioner, Ibrahim Danmalikin-Gidangoga.

According to the police Spkesman SP Mohammed Shehu, the unidentified persons had attempted to burn materials into the resident at about 2am on Friday, but the fire was eventually put off.

“We have received the report of the incident, we have already embarked on investigation to unravel those behind it”, said SP Muhammad Shehu.

The police Spokesman noted that, “It is very unfortunate now that the state is experiencing peace and stability some people are trying to cause havoc.

Shehu warned that the security operatives would not tolerate any form of thuggery and violence, pointing out that the command would deal decisively with anyone disobeying the law of the land.

In a swift reaction, the state APC Chairman, Alhaji Lawal Liman condemned the incident in its totality, describing it as unfortunate and worrisome to the party.

The chairman, therefore, urged security agencies to investigate the attack and bring the perpetrators to book.

Liman advised the state government to take measures to end political thuggery and all forms of violence in the State.

He noted that when APC was in power in the state, it “allowed opposition political parties to exercise their rights without molestation.

“Security agencies should, therefore, ensure perfect protection of our members as every Nigerian has the right to political choice,” he lamented.

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House Speaker Gbajabiamila congratulates Lyon, Bello, appeals for support for APC

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has congratulated the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States, Yahaya Bello and David Lyon, for emerging victorious.

Gbajabiamila, in a congratulatory message by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, said the victories recorded by the APC candidates in the two States was an indication of the wide acceptance of the party in the two States.

The Speaker said Bayelsa State, in particular, has now joined the Next Level train, having seen the massive change driven by the APC-led government at the federal level.

“It is gladdening to know that our party, the APC, came out victorious in the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States. This is a testimony that Nigerians across the length and breadth of the country are beginning to realise what the APC means for the country.

“This victory is not for the party or its members alone, but for the entirety of Nigerians.

“May I call on the two governors-elect to be magnanimous in victory. The APC stands for the good of Nigerians, and I know the two governors-elect are part of the journey to make Nigeria better,” the Speaker said.

He called on the people of the two States, including members of the opposition parties, to join hands with the governors-elect to make their States great.

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Bayelsa Decides: Jonathan, Patience celebrate Lyon’s victory with APC leaders

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Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, and wife, Dame Patience Jonathan, have been pictured celebrating with the Jigawa State Governor Mohammed Badaru, who is also the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Campaign Organisation and Senator Ita Enang over the victory of David Lyon.

Jonathan’s kinsmen in Kolo, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State also trooped out on Saturday celebrating the defeat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ward 9.

An ex-aide to the former President, Reno Omokri had yesterday debunked the speculations that his former principal, who obviously did not show his support for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate, Douye Diri, voted for the APC candidate, David Lyon.

However, Jonathan and his wife were captured celebrating the already confirmed victory of Lyon with the APC leaders when they visited his residence in Otuoke on Saturday evening.

Recall that prior to the election, Jonathan’s mother was also reported to have endorsed the candidate of the APC and reports emerged on social media on Sunday claiming that the former President also voted for the opposition party in the State.

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JUST IN: INEC Resumes Collation Of Result In Kogi

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The Independent National Electoral Commission has resumed the collation of results of the governorship election in Kogi State.

The electoral commission has declared the Kogi West senatorial rerun election inconclusive.

According to the returning officer, Prof Olayinde Lawal, the margin between the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Smart Adeyemi, and that of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Dino Melaye, was 20,570.

He announced that Adeyemi polled a total of 80,118 votes, while Melaye got 59,548 votes from the seven local government areas in the senatorial district.

Dino has rejected the result so far, saying the election was manipulated.

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