2023: Major Setback for APC as Senate President Fails to Deliver Polling Unit to Tinubu, Winner Revealed
- Several polling units have released more shocking election results as Nigerians decide who becomes the next president
- However, It was all sadness today as Senate President Ahmed Lawan lost his polling unit
- Lawan, also contesting a return to the Senate, may be in for a reality check for the election
The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan has lost his polling unit to the Peoples Democratic Party bannerman, Atiku Abubakar, failing to deliver to his principal, Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).
Ahmad Lawan cast his votes at the Katuzu Primary School polling unit 001B., Gashua in Yobe State in the morning. While the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu got 107 votes, Atiku won with 186, Punch reported.
For Senatorial, APC Lawan, got 114 votes while the PDP senatorial candidate got 219, the New Nigeria’s People Party got 11 votes, African Democratic Congress got a vote and five votes were recorded as invalid.
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Earlier, the Senate president after casting his vote on Saturday, expressed confidence that the Presidential candidate of his party, Tinubu will win the election.
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Lawan said the amendment of the Electoral Act by the ninth National Assembly which gave the Independent National Electoral Commission sufficient latitude to introduce more technology in the electoral process made the 2023 polls very significant.
Speaking to journalists he said,
“Today’s elections are very significant for so many reasons but one of the major reasons is what the ninth National Assembly has done – to produce an amendment of the Electoral Act that gives INEC sufficient latitude to introduce more technology for the election process.
“It didn’t take me more than a minute to go through the BVAS accreditation process. It didn’t take me more than a minute to cast my vote. This is very important for our democracy in Nigeria because the process cuts out any tendency for compromise, for fraud, for multiple voting and so many other things.”
“And I believe that this process will produce leaders that the voters would have decided to have to lead them.”
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In another developnment, the leadership of the Senate has expressed confidence in the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan says he is envisaging a free and fair general election in the coming weeks.
He further stated that the introduction of technology in Nigeria's electoral process will make the election the best in Nigeria's democratic history.
2023: Lawan Finally Reveals Presidential Candidate North Should Vote For
Meanwhile, Senate President Ahmad Lawan has drummed support for the APC presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Lawan who spoke on Monday, January 23, at the ruling party's presidential rally in Bauchi also commended President Buhari for his achievements in the northeast.
The Senate president said the northeast should for Tinubu and the APC to appreciate what Buhari has done for them.