WADOO!!NEWS: Follow ‘Nigeria 2015′ Live Election Update
Yobe – Monday, March 30, 2015: 01:21PM: The Resident Electoral Commission (REC) in Yobe state Mr Habu Zarma on Monday said election in 18 polling units in Geidam Local Government could not be held due to security reasons.
Akwa Ibom – Monday, March 30, 2015: 12:05: The All Progressives Congress takes protest to INEC office in Akwa Ibom to raise concerns with the electoral process, which they claim was flawed.
Monday, March 30, 2015: 10:00: Protesting women and supporters of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State dispersed by the Police with tear gas. The women are calling for the cancellation of the result.
Ogun – Monday, March 30, 2015: 09:45: The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, General Mohammadu Buhari, has been declared winner in 13 local government areas of Ogun State while the Peoples Democratic Party won in 7 local governments areas.
According to the result announced by the presidential election collation officer for Ogun State, Professor Duro Oni, the APC scored 308,290 votes to defeat the PDP which polled 207,950 votes
Kwara – Monday, March 30, 2015: 09:00 Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki of the All Progressives Congress (APC), declared winner of the Kwara Central Senatorial seat in 2015 senatorial election.
Saraki emerged winner with 118,879 votes, defeating his closest opponent from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Abdulrasak Abdulrahman, who polled 66,864.
Out of the 461,000 votes for the presidential election, the APC won with 302,000 and the Peoples Democratic Party scored 132,000 votes.
Monday, March 30, 2015: 00:21am: APC Governorship Candidate in Rivers State, Dakuku Peterside, says his party is in possession of a video evidence of rigging in Rivers State. He said that some persons who were supposed to be electoral personnel were caught on camera thumbprinting for the PDP. He promised to make the video available to Channels Television after it must have been presented to INEC.
Sunday, March 29, 2015: 11:48pm: PDP Governorship Candidate in Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, debunks allegations that there were no elections in Rivers State. He speaks live on Channels Television.
Sunday, March 29, 2015: 11:29pm: An international observer monitoring the Nigerian presidential and National Assembly elections in Rivers State, Jennifer Lynne, confirms that the exercise in the state experienced violence, intimidation of voters and observers, as well as tampering with election materials.
Sunday, March 29, 2015: 10:45pm: INEC announces results of presidential polls in all 30 Local Government Areas in Osun State:
APC wins 28 LGAs while PDP wins 2 (Ife East and Ife Central)
Total votes: APC – 383,603; PDP – 249,929
Sunday, March 29, 2015: 08:25pm: Channels TV Correspondent, Lanre Lasisi, reports that the INEC Chairman and the Commissioners have decided that collation of election results will start 12noon on Monday. The INEC says that it hopes that by then more results would have come in so that they can start and end it without much breaks.
Sunday, March 29, 2015: 06:50pm: The INEC holds press conference. Says it will do its best to ensure that the lapses in Saturday’s election will not reoccur.
Sunday, March 29, 2015: 05:30pm: Policemen attack Channels Television crew in Calabar, on their way to the INEC headquarters along Muritala Mohammed Highway, in the state capital.
Sunday, March 29, 2015: 03:50pm: Some supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State in southern Nigeria are protesting against the conduct of Saturday’s election in the state, declaring their dissatisfaction with the process.
Sunday, March 29, 2015: 10:25am: Few hours to the announcement of the result of the National Assembly election in Anambra state, the factional Senatorial Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for Anambra South Senatorial Zone, Mr. Chris Uba, says INEC should not declare any candidate of the PDP for the National Assembly election winner or issue certificate of return for reasons that the Supreme Court is yet to give its verdict on the duly nominated candidates for the 2015 National Assembly election.
Sunday, March 29, 2015: 10:24am: Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Kayode Aderanti, denies claims Ikorodu Road is on lock down by security agents. Insists that only places where elections have been extended have security agents enforcing the restriction of movement.
Sunday, March 29, 2015: 09:57am: No restriction of movement in Ogun State, voting yet to commence.
Sunday, March 29, 2015: 09:45: Collation of results holds at St. Peter’s Unity Secondary School, Akure, the collation centre for Ondo Central Senatorial District.
Sunday, March 29, 2015: 02:25am: Rivers State PDP Chairman, Felix Obuah, counters Amaechi’s election claims on elections in Rivers State. He insists Governor Amaechi is only reacting to an imminent defeat.
Sunday, March 29, 2015: 02:16am: Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, calls on INEC to conduct the elections in Rivers State, insisting that after all that he witnessed on Saturday, there was no election at all in the state.
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 11:33pm: INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, LIVE on Channels TV, expresses satisfaction with the election process so far.
He regrets the challenges with the card reader and explains the rationale behind creating an addendum to the electoral guidelines. He regrets the unforeseen incidents.
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 11:13pm: The Director-General of the National Orientation Agency, Mr Mike Omeri, says there was massive turnout of voters in the FCT and this is a clear demonstration of the people’s confidence in the government’s promise of adequate security during the polls. #Nigeria2015
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 9:29pm: Election update continues as INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega, speaks on the hacking of the commission’s website earlier in the day.
“What I want to stress is that no database on the website is compromised, but only the information on the website”- Jega #Nigeriadecides
— INEC Nigeria (@inecnigeria) March 28, 2015
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 9:13pm: Former Governor of Gombe State, Danjuma Goje, speaks LIVE on Channels Television’s via the telephone. He says soldiers have laid siege around his house. “They have blocked the street leading to the house and no one can go out,” he says.
According to him, he has no idea what he has done to warrant him and members of his family being denied their freedom.
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 8:30pm: Our Plateau State Correspondent, Yemi Kosoko, reports that voting and counting is still going on in many polling units.
He says a lot of voters were unable to get their names from where they registered so they had to trek long distances to locate where their numbers were.
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 8:10pm: Our correspondent, Austin Okon-Akpan, gives election update from Ayobo-Ipaja area in Lagos. There was a large turnout of voters but there was a male citizen whose details on the INEC record show him as female. This led to heated arguments with the INEC officials. He was prevented from voting.
He also says Alimosho was peaceful as residents were able to successfully cast their votes.
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 8:05pm: Reports confirm that in Abia State, accreditation was peaceful as people waited patiently in long queues. The State Governor, Theodore Orji, has also voted alongside his wife. He, however, complained about the logistic challenges and card reader issues.
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 7:30pm: Channels Television reporter, Olu Philip, on election update, says voters in VGC Lagos are not planning to return on Sunday as they have provided a power generator in other to carry on with the exercise.
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 5:45pm: Vote counting begins in polling units in some states – Delta, Osun, Bayelsa, Ondo…
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 5:30pm: The Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) General Muhammadu Buhari has cast his votes at his hometown Daura, Katsina State, while the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) voted at his home town Otuoke, Bayelsa State
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 3:30pm: The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) extends voting till Sunday in polling units with accreditation issues.
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 3:30pm: The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) adjusts the guidelines for the elections to address some of the challenges being faced during the accreditation process across the country.
Abeokuta, Saturday, March 28, 2015: 3:15pm: A former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, expresses confidence in the unity and future of Nigeria despite the many challenges slowing down its development.
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 3:09pm: Jonathan votes in hometown, Otuoke, Bayelsa State. After voting he said: “I call on Nigerians to be patient with INEC on the issues with the card reader. I will not lay blames on the Federal Government or INEC. We are all one and I am hopeful. I believe the elections will be free and fair”. He also noted that the card reader issue is not just in his area but also a national issue and therefore called on Nigerians to use the manual way where it fails.
On reports of bomb blast in Enugu, President Jonathan said there was no bomb blast in the state. “I spoke to the governor of the state and he said there was no blast”.
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 3:06pm: President Goodluck Jonathan is ready to cast his vote with his wife Patience Jonathan.
Nasarawa, Saturday, March 28, 2015: 3:00pm: Voting Commences.
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 2:09pm: Governor of Ondo state, Olusegun Mimiko casting his vote in his state.
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 1:45pm: Voting commences in Government Secondary School, Damaturu, Yobe state with large turnout.
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 1:30pm: The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) restores its website.
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 11:53am: The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) made a comment about its hacked website via their twitter handle. “We are aware of the recent hack of our @inecnigeria website, we are currently investigating this incident”.
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 11:45am: The Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) website has been hacked
Bayelsa, Saturday, March 28, 2015: 11:05am: President Jonathan and the First Lady get accredited without the card reader. “I ask Nigerians to be patient. If they have problems with their Permanent Voter Cards there are other ways to go around it. The use of card reader is new and anything new you must have challenges. I will be back about 1:00pm after accreditation. INEC will have a way to handle delayed accreditation and I believe they will follow the guidelines to ensure that all Nigerians willing to vote will vote.”
Bayelsa, Saturday, March 28, 2015: 11:02am: President Goodluck Jonathan and the First Lady return to the polling unit for accreditation.
Bayelsa, Saturday, March 28, 2015: 10:56am: President Jonathan says his interest is for INEC to conduct a credible election. “No matter the hitches experienced in some places, my conviction is that the election will hold peacefully. If I can endure, you can see me sweating… I urge all Nigerians to be patient. Our election is one that the whole world is looking up to. Any sacrifice is worth taking. I encourage Nigerians to be patient with INEC. Everybody will vote, even if the card readers have issues.”
Idimu, Saturday, March 28, 2015: 09:58am: Card Readers working as voters get accredited
Egbe Idimu LCDA, Saturday March 28, 2015: 09:57am: Electoral Officers are distributing materials at the Community Primary School, Egbe Idimu Local Council Development Authority (LCDA)
Bayelsa, Saturday, March 28, 2015: 09:53am: President Goodluck Jonathan could not be accredited. His card not read.
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 09:53am: Elderly people from different parts of country have come out to perform their civil rights and believing in Nigeria
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 09:51am: Elderly people are not left out of the accreditation process at Idimu
Bayelsa, Saturday, March 28, 2015: 09:45am: Channels Television’s correspondent says several card readers failed.
Bayelsa, Saturday, March 28, 2015: 09:40am: President Goodluck Jonathan having issues with accreditation.
Enugu, Saturday, March 28, 2015: 09:25am: BOMB BLAST at WTC Primary School Polling Unit 1, New Layout, Enugu: Residents, INEC officials scamper for safety.
Bayelsa, Saturday, March 28, 2015: 09:20am: President Goodluck Jonathan arrives the polling unit in Otuoke.
Ondo State: Saturday, March 28, 2015: 08:57am: Accreditation ongoing at unit 20 ward 7, Ondo Town, Governor Olusegun Mimiko’s unit.
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 08:42am: INEC official sensitising voters on accreditation exercise in Ward8, Unit9 in Ifako Ijaiye
Katsina, Saturday, March 28, 2015: 08:41am: The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, General Muhammadu Buhari, gets accredited in Daura, Katsina State.
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 07:41am: Officials from the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) and National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) getting ready for accreditation in Elemoso Local Government Area, Ondo state.
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 00:01hrs: INEC discloses its postponement of elections into the House of Representatives in 11 Federal Constituencies in Jigawa State. READ MORE
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 00:00hrs: It is D-day! Nigerians head to the polls today for the presidential and National Assembly elections. They decide on who will be the President and those to occupy the two chambers of the National Assembly for the next four years.
Friday, March 27, 2015: 00:00hrs: Election campaigns officially close in Nigeria. Candidates vying for Presidency and seats in the two chambers of the National Assembly are expected to stop every form of campaign. A violation of the order, as stipulated by the Electoral Act, attracts a fine of 500 000 Naira or 12 months imprisonment.