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Lamido fails to deliver Jigawa




CONTRARY to his earlier assurance that the whole of Northwest will be delivered to the PDP, Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa state failed to deliver his state to his party, as the opposition APC polled 87% of the presidential votes and swept all three senatorial seats in the elections.

Also Lamido who is Jonathan’s Campaign Coordinator for the zone could not deliver his Chiyako Ward in Birnin Kudu Local Government Area of the state to the PDP.

Announcing the results as submitted at the INEC headquarters, the Returning Officer, Professor James Ayatse disclosed that presidential candidate of the APC Gen. Mohammadu Buhari scored 885,988 representing 87 percent of the total votes cast, while the PDP candidate, President Goodluck Jonathan scored 143,904 votes representing about 13 percent of the votes.

Also, Ayatse said the result for Jigawa Central Senatorial District, as announced by the Collation Officer Professor Abubakar Musa Gundiri, showed that Sabo Nakudu of the APC scored 237,947 while the sitting Senator, Abdulmumini Zareko of the PDP scored 93,420. Nakudu who won elections into the House of Representatives in 2011 on the platform of the PDP but decamped to the APC following an alleged disagreement with Governor Lamido, was declared winner.

For the Jigawa Northeast Senatorial seat, Muhammad Ubale Shitu of APC was declared winner with 193,950, while Adam Sarawa of PDP scored 97,196 votes. And in the Jigawa Northwest Senatorial District, the APC candidate, Abdullahi Abubakar won the election with 270,239 while the incumbent Senator; Danladi Abdullahi Sankara of PDP scored 136,574 votes.

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  • chudi

    Jonathan has been scammed. Good for him and Nigeria too. All his efforts to appease the North came to nothing.

    • Ojiyovwi

      Child of Nigeria, inclusive politics is not ‘efforts to appease the North’. We are all Nigerians and we are freely expressing our collective will through the ballot box rather that the barrel of a gun. Rejoice at the magnanimity and patriotism of that truest of Nigerian GEJ who has presided over what is widely respected as a credible universal suffrage. I am, this morning walking really tall at work for the first time as a Nigerian in diaspora. Our ancestors are giving us their blessing in unity. Bravo Nigeria!!!!!!!! Go and make yourself a cup of palm wine to celebrate the renewed confidence of our people all over the land, play some highlife music to help your celebrations as win or loose we are all winners. And what’s so thoroughly pleasing is that we are doing this the Nigerian way without crying off with fat lips, big tennis-ball eyes, fat arse and clasped hand to the whiteman to come and sort out our squabbles. Viva Nigeria and Bravo Africanism!!!!! I’ll have my cup of tea now and return to my job.

  • Joe

    Its unfortunate the southerners are yet to understand northern politics and the politicians from the north. Religion is cardinal in northern politics, particularly if the contenders are of different faith just like we have right now. Northern moslems look at it as a fight between moslem and an infidel and any moslem that support the “infidel” is treated as an “enemy” of moslem ummah. I believe, all the hausa fulanis that are in PDP, including Ma’Azu was working against Jonathan’s interest and Mr. Clarke mentioned it.

    • Yoko Zuna

      If the Hausa Fulanis Igbos Hausas Yorubas were previously in PDP, they are now for Buhari

  • Yoko Zuna

    Hail President Buhari. Thanks Nigeria
    Under the boots of the PDP since 1999, we can, at long last, be proud to be Nigerians.