Curfew imposed in Taraba over guber poll result
By Steve Oko
Following the mounting tension in Taraba State over the announcement of the results of the governorship poll, the state Governor, Darius Isiaku has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in Jalingo the state capital.
The governor is in a comfortable lead based on the results so far announced but there are fears that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC is planning to declare the election inconclusive.
The curfew was contained in a press release made available to newsmen by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Darius Ishaku, Hassan Mijinyawa.
The statement in part reads “The Taraba state Government has imposed dusk to dawn curfew on Jalingo, the state Capital from today, monday 11th of March 2019 until further notice.
“The Curfew will run from 6pm to 6am daily. How ever some INEC Officials, Key Agents of political parties and observers involved in collation of elections results are exempted.
“Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku enjoined the people of the state to continue to be law abiding and urge security agencies to ensure strict compliance.”
Wawa News Global reports that Ishaku (PDP) has won in eight of the eleven local government areas declared in the state.
His closest rival, Sani Danladi of the All Progressive Congress, APC won in three local government areas. Aisha Alhasan of the United Democratic Party, UDP, is trailing behind governorship candidate of the APC with no local government won. At the time of filing this report, collation is ongoing at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, headquarters in Jalingo.
Here is a breakdown of the results so far:
GASSOL LGA APC 46,385 PDP 28,181 UDP 1,577 ZING LGA APC 7,105 PDP 31,619 UDP 699 ARDOKOLA LGA APC 19,617 PDP 22,208 UDP 576 YORRO APC 6,712 PDP 16278 UDP 725 LAU APC- 12’542 PDP- 20′ 881 UDP- 659 USSA APC – 10’209 PDP- 20’569 UDP- 1’795 JALINGO APC-58,511 PDP- 31,917 UDP-1,698 TAKUM PDP -50,562 APC-14,014 GASHAKA PDP12,592 APC- 10,746 BALI PDP -34,744, APC- 31,357 IBI APC- 18616 PDP-13630 UDP-253.
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