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25032019 - Tension in Kano as Ganduje wins; PDP rejects results

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25032019 - Tension in Kano as Ganduje wins; PDP rejects

MPC to retain policy rates as DMO floats N100bn bond auction INSIDE Hold el-Rufai responsible for fresh killings in Kajuru —Coalition 13 Ethiopian Airline questions Boeing’s aggressive software 8 Shettima probes alleged child prostitution, sodomy, forced abortion in Maiduguri prison 13 VOL. 26: NO. 63771 MONDAY, MARCH 25, 2019 Tension in Kano as Ganduje wins; PDP rejects results • Businesses, markets remain shut, busy roads quiet in Kano •Tambuwal, Lalong, Ortom re-elected •Bala Mohammed leads, awaits court decision in Bauchi •Useni heads to court in Plateau; APC also rejects Sokoto results GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION RESULTS SOKOTO A. W. Tambuwal (PDP) 512,002 (Re-elected) Ahmed Aliyu (APC) 511,660 PLATEAU Simon Lalong (APC) 595,582 (Re-elected) Jeremiah Useni (PDP) 546, 813 BENUE Samuel Ortom (PDP) 434,473 (Re-elected) Emmanuel Jime, (APC) 345,155 KANO Umar Ganduje (APC) 1,033,695 (Re-elected) Abba Kabir-Yusuf, (PDP) 1,024,713 BAUCHI Mohammed Abubakar (APC) 470,570 Bala Mohammed, (PDP) 475,888 (Leading) TEF FOUNDATION... Wife of the President of Nigeria, Mrs Aisha Buhari(2nd right); Founder, The Tony Elumelu Foundation(TEF), Mr. Tony Elumelu(3rd right); Trustee , TEF; Dr Awele Elumelu( Extreme Right); flanked from extreme left by Incoming CEO, TEF, Mrs Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu; Outgoing CEO, Mrs Parminder Vir; and Israeli Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Shalom Ben-Shoshan, during the announcement of 3,050 entrepreneurs of the 5th cycle of The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme held in Abuja on Friday I wish my husband’s 13 FG plots fresh cabinet’ll have charges 41.6% women against elections in —Aisha Buhari Onnoghen Nigeria COLUMNISTS OWEI LAKEMFA SOBOWALE HENRY BOYO 47 CSOs urge INEC to stop supplementary 33 31 32 9 By Clifford Ndujihe, Ben Agande, Ikechukwu Nnochiri, Peter Duru, Abdallah el-Kurebe, Marie- Therese Nanlong, Abdulmumin Murtala and Charles Agwam ABUJA — There was palpable tension in the bustling city of Kano yesterday, as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, announced Governor Umar Ganduje of the All Progressives Congress, APC, winner of the governorship election which was concluded on Saturday. He polled 1,033,695 votes to beat his Peoples Democratic Party, PDP opponent, Alhaji Abba Kabir-Yusuf, who got 1,024,713 votes. Amid complaints of manipulation, violence and calls by the PDP on INEC to cancel the supplementary election, which it described as a sham and declare Kabir-Yusuf winner of the election based on the March 9 poll, the Continues on Page 5 Mr & Mrs

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