Deeper Life founder plans to scrap church doctrines before dying

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 The 72-yr-old renowned religious leader who was reported to be angered by certain incidents in the church said most of the doctrines were man made and was created by him

Founder of Deeper Life Bible Ministry, William Folorunsho Kumuyi, announced that he would be scrapping certain rules and doctrines which has been since inception of the church.

Pastor Kumuyi who reportedly said so  during Sunday sermon while speaking on the topic The Word in A Transformed Believer’ where he openly chastised some sections of the church, stating that some leaders have misused church doctrines.

The 72-yr-old renowned religious leader who was reported to be angered by certain incidents in the church said most of the doctrines were man made and was created by him, not that they were from the scriptures – the reason of which is to set people on the right path  but are now being transformed into the things of this world.

It was gathered that Kumuyi went on to announce that most traditions that were borrowed into the church are going to be demolished.

He went on to go against the tradition usually observed by the Church’s marriage committee, which is peculiar to Deeper Life

According to reports, he asked the congregation “Are we not conforming with the world. Why are you dressing like of the world?” He then called on the men to be in charge in their own home saying, “Women ministry is our own making, and if we find out that the women ministry is taking us into the world and we are helping each other on how to leave like the world and marry like the world and deal with your husband like the world – if it is not helping us and if it is going to hinder us, we strike if off.”

Kumuyi said, “Before I leave, I mean before I go, I am going to remove everything that I set up, that I thought will help Deeper Life and make us Holy, make us sanctified, make us deep, make us deeper. And I see it is not making us deeper, before I leave, I will uproot all of them and present to you a pure church before I leave. “What am I afraid of? I can only be afraid of the judgement of God, therefore whoever responds, praise the lord, whoever reacts praise the lord. We are going to stand on the word of God. “By the grace of God I am not going yet, but, before I go and I am telling you and all our leaders can hear.

He continued, "I am not going to hand over Deeper Life to somebody who will come and destroy everything we’ve built up for years, because he’s man pleaser, women pleaser, never! Somebody who will stand on this word and earnestly defend the faith once delivered unto the saints, that’s what we are going to do. And the whole church will unite. We are not looking for graduates, degrees- whoever! Peter did not have a degree. “Whoever, will maintain that sanctification, Holiness without which no man shall see the Lord, Whoever will have backbone and be willing to stand faithful, sacrifice everything and bring to church to obedience to the word of God, that’s the kind of leader, God will raise up for Deeper Life after I am gone.”

It further learnt that while the sermon lasted, a lot of members especially women began to weep.

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Laurence Fishburne’s 80-year-old mother alleges she’s facing eviction because he’s cut her off

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Laurence Fishburne is a successful, critically acclaimed actor with roles on hit shows on both ABC and NBC, not to mention a part in the upcoming Superman v. Batman: Dawn of Justice film.

Yet, his mother recently told the New York Post that she is broke and facing eviction because he refuses to reach out to her.

“He’s gone Hollywood.  For 20 years, I funded my son’s career. He promised me he would take care of me. … To this day, I have not got a Christmas present or a ‘Thank you, Mama’ present. He hasn’t given me a penny,” she told the newspaper.

Hattie Crawford Fishburne, 80, claims she’s being kicked out of her $1500 a month Los Angeles apartment due to overwhelming living expenses. She receives $3,000 a month from social security and her pension from years of teaching in public schools in Brooklyn and Los Angeles but is struggling to pay the medical bills from her arthritis, under-active thyroid, high cholesterol and injuries she sustained in a massive car crash.

Despite her attempts to reach out to her famous son, she says he hasn’t returned her calls in a year, and now, she faces being evicted from her home tomorrow, Tuesday the 31st.

This isn’t the first time Fishburne has estranged himself from a member of his immediate family. His daughter Montana has admitted he stopped speaking to her when she started appearing in porn videos. She was last reported to be working as a stripper in Texas.

Fishburne, who played the iconic character of Morpheus on the “Matrix” trilogy, is worth an estimated $20 million and also stars in and produces ABC’s new hit comedy Black-ish.

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Funeral procession keeps going after body falls from coffin

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A video was uploaded to LiveLeak on Sunday and has since been uploaded to YouTube showing the moment a body fell from its coffin during a funeral procession – and the pallbearers just kept walking.

According to the New York Daily News, the video, which was shot somewhere in Indonesia, shows the body wrapped in white cloth apparently falling through the bottom of the casket.

Mourners who were paying their respects from the sides of the street can be heard screaming, seemingly terrified.
Watch the horrific moment unfold below:

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Polling Units’ Allocation: Jega’s northern agenda finally uncovered!

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INEC Chairman insists on favouring the North and you can see Why National Assembly must understand the issues and not be taken for a ride

In this piece, which is a continuation of the national service to ensure that Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and its national chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega, do not surreptitiously engender a policy that deliberately hands numerical superiority of Polling Units, PUs, which Nigeria’s Supreme Court described as “roots which nourish the whole electoral process”, to the North, further investigations have uncovered the details of the warped allocation process.

Mercifully, Jega’s visit to the National Assembly ended on a note that senators would study the figures and make up their minds.  Yet, every explanation by Jega has blind-sided the real issues and further exposed the real and perceived under-pining raison d’etre for the lopsided allocation.

Jega’s blatant lie or crass ignorance
Does the number of polling units confer political advantage on a state/region? The answer simply is ‘No’ – Professor Attahiru Jega, defending his illegitimate and lopsided allocation of Polling Units.

For an acclaimed professor and activist election manager of repute, it is either Attahiru Jega chose to barefacedly lie about, or is ignorant of the wonderful potentials for political advantage that a lopsided allocation of Polling Units, PUs, confers on a state/region.

Perhaps, blinded by a need to justify his mandate on the issue of PUs, Jega’s spirited efforts at defending the indefensible only continue to pour cold water on his every move.
To help Jega, Sunday Vanguard went as far as sourcing for and getting portions of a Supreme Court judgment which pooh-poohs his claims.

The pronouncement of the Supreme Court, in Ajasin vs Omoboriowo’s case, January 8, 1984, as per Mohhammed Bello (JSC), declared that “polling booths (which make up PUs) are the base of the pyramid which forms the electoral process under the provisions of the Electoral Act….the booths are the roots which nourish the whole electoral process (and the manipulative parts thereof)…”.

The  highest court in the land dwelt extensively on what it called the “manipulation” and “rigging” that polling units can be used for in determining the outcome of election.
New PU allocation in practical terms means the provision of voting facilities for 500 eligible voters. This means that when a state gets 1,000 new polling units it has new facilities to accommodate 500,000 eligible voters.

In practical terms, it means that INEC has prepared new facilities for over 500,000 new voters in each of some 11 states in the North that already have more than 1,000 new PUs, and only Lagos in the South

The latter explanation means that the beneficiary states must have increased their previous figures of eligible voters by about 500,000 eligible voters. Evidently, this is not the case from the outcome of the Post-Business Rules figure of the beneficiary states in the North.

More significantly, Borno and Yobe states got 1,333 and 790 new PUs. These are states with over 400,000 internally displaced persons who have moved to several states in the Middle Belt and mainly to the South.
That is not all.

The curse of selectivity
When you choose to engage in an argument and you believe and, therefore, insist that others are not equipped to read between the lines because of your seemingly saintly sense of propriety, you’ve got something else coming.

In INEC’s rebuttal of accusations of sectional bias in the creation of new PUs, the Commission embarked on wanton waste of public funds by publishing a speech which some have derisively condemned as lacking both in substance and depth in so far as the real issues are concerned. Take, for instance, the issue of figures.

INEC deliberately and understandably failed to publish its declared 2011 Registered Figures and, more importantly, the outcome of the Post-Business Rule that shows clearly the massive reduction of figures across the 36 states including the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.

Instead and attempting to be clever by half, the Commission chose to use the Post-AFIS  figures without showing the progression from declared figures which, by its own admission, contains names of   eligible voters but with incomplete registration data such as absence of biometrics and facial image.

This return to Post-AFIS figures was deliberate on the part of the INEC spin-doctors given that the Commission’s clean-up of the register has brought daylight into the magic of many states that claim high population figures.

The question to ask Jega is, why did his Commission choose to use data that it did not employ for Anambra, Ekiti, Osun and would not be employing for the coming Adamawa State governorship election?

Mind you, INEC would not also be using post-AFIS for the 2015 election.
In addition, the Permanent Voter Card, PVR, is based on the Post-Business Rule and not Post-AFIS.

More, INEC, by its own admission and based on returns, has been able to establish that it issued less PVCs than the figures in the Post-AFIS data.
So, why did it publish the figures therein to deceive Nigerians?
That is not all.

Does it then make sense to increase the number of Polling Units in many states in the North where INEC regionalist proponents have allocated whopping new Polling Units at the expense of almost all states in the South?

DISTORTIONS AND FALSEHOOD
But this re-enforcement of the lie, is the foundation of the distortions and falsehood peddled in INEC’s feeble attempt to explain its disproportionate PUs allocation.
Because INEC is yet to conclude CVR in 12 states, Jega should explain to Nigerians why the Commission was in so much haste to allocate PUs.
The table below exposes the lies that INEC has been trying to cover up with very little success.

PLAYING WITH FIGURES FOR CONCEALMENT
INEC tried to conceal the facts by publishing state by state allocations to make it look as if there were insignificant changes; by disaggregating the whole into current number of Polling Units per state, the disproportions were swallowed up making it look as if most of the states had almost similar or proportionate Polling Unit allocations.

A simple subtraction of the change in existing Polling Units to the current number  per states after the new allocations reveal the following disparities:
11 out of the 12 states which got over 1,000 new PUs are in the North.
States such as Katsina, Kano, Niger, Kaduna and Zamfara, just like the FCT, each got more new PUs  than the entire South-East.

All the five states which got 121 new PUs, namely Anambra, Bayelsa, Ekiti, Enugu, and Osun states, are in the South – allocation of 121 units only means the states got basically nothing, because all other states got 121 PUs before further new allocations were made

Imo State got 154 new PUs (almost nothing) whereas states   in the North like Kebbi and Adamawa, which are at par with Imo State in terms of the Post-AFIS figure of eligible voters (see table above) used by INEC for allocation, got almost 700 or more new Polling Units.

Similarly, Oyo State got 528 new PUs whereas it should be at par in allocation with states like Bauchi, Borno and Niger States, given the figure of eligible voters used for these states which all got over 1,000 new PUs allocated to them. Specifically, Niger State got 1,151 Polling Units more than Oyo which has 50,000 more eligible voters than Niger State in the figures used by INEC above.

How could it be explained that Oyo State, where you have Ogbomosho and Ibadan the second biggest city in Africa, now having less voters than   Borno, the hotbed of insurgency and, worse still, Yobe, that has 790 PUs compared to Oyo’s 528 ?

By the same token, Osun State has about 40,000 voters more in the figures used by INEC above, than Yobe State.

But while peaceful Osun State got basically no new Polling Unit allocations considering that the 121 it got is a baseline allocation for all states, Yobe State, which is at war, where most of the population has be driven away by strife, got 790 new PUs allocated to it. The question is why?

It is unimaginable how far INEC is ready to go to try to gloss over this obvious inequity and iniquity; the more it tries to explain it, the more it impugns its integrity

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Dramatic changes in the Senate

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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP was on the verge of losing out in the control of the National Assembly for the first time after a National Assembly election yesterday.

With results trickling in from the states after last weekend’s National Assembly elections, the PDP was losing in a number of constituencies that had in the past safely laid in its comfort. As results trickled in yesterday it emerged that the party had lost the Senate seats it won in 2011 in Kogi, Kaduna, Kwara, Sokoto, Bauchi, Borno, Adamawa, Benue States.

Among the most notable losses were Senators Ahmed Makarfi, who lost his Kaduna North Senate seat to a former commissioner in his own administration, Ahmed Hunkuyi, Senator Smart Adeyemi who in one of the most surprising developments lost his Kogi West Senate seat to Dino Melaye among others.

Governors Babangida Aliyu of Niger State and Gabriel Suswam of Benue State also lost in their separate bids to proceed to the Senate. Both men lost to candidates of the APC. Suswam’s loss of the Benue Northwest Senate seat to the incumbent came after he successfully picked the PDP Senate ticket from Senator Barnabas Gemade in a race the later alleged was fraught with irregularities.

The outlook of the new Senate inevitably puts the PDP as the minority party in the chamber. The hustling for principal positions is set to immediately kick off and with indications that the position of Senate President could go to the North Central it opens a potential battle between two of the leading opposition leaders, Senators Bukola Saraki and George Akume.

Those insisting that the position would go to the North Central say that it had always been the practise for the Senate President to come from the same section of the country as the president. All through the Olusegun Obasanjo years in power, the Senate presidents came from the south and it did not shift to the north until 2007 when President Umaru Yar‘adua became president in 2007. However, with the death of Yar‘adua the position remained in the North.

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‘Jonathan administration planning to tamper with results,’ APC alleges

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), led by President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, is planning to tamper with the results of the recently concluded general elections.

Nigeria’s Presidential and National Assembly elections were held on Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, 29.

The APC made the allegation via a statement released by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed.

The statement reads:

“The information that we have received since we issued our last statement is to the effect that the administration is holding clandestine meetings with security chiefs and others with the sole aim of altering or scuttling the results which they consider to be highly embarrassing and unpalatable, using malleable RECs (resident electoral commissioners).”

The Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh has however denied the allegation.

Collation of results from the elections are currently ongoing and INEC has begun announcing final results from various states.

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U.S, U.K Commend Nigeria’s Election, Express Worry Over Likely Interference

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The United States and United Kingdom have hailed the conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly elections which took place across Nigeria on Saturday and Sunday, describing the exercise as largely peaceful.

In a joint statement by the two countries, U.S. Secertary of State, John Kerry, and U.K Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, lauded Nigerians for showing a commendable determination to register their vote and choose their leaders.

While they admitted that so far, they had seen no evidence of systemic manipulation of the process, they, however, expressed worry that there may be “deliberate political interference” in the collation process.

They emphasised that such likely interference would be contrary to the letter and spirit of the Abuja Accord which both leading political parties, the Peoples Democratic Party and the All Progressives Congress signed.

The statement added: “The governments of the United States and the United Kingdom would be very concerned by any attempts to undermine the independence of the electoral commission or its chairman, Professor Jega; or in any way distort the expressed will of the Nigerian people”.

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Post-election violence in Nigeria sparks calls for calm

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Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)Violent protests following Nigeria's presidential elections Saturday have sparked calls for calm from the two main candidates and a warning by the U.S. and Britain against political interference.

Protesters fired gunshots and torched a local electoral office in Nigeria's oil-rich Rivers state on Sunday as they marched to protest the elections, amid claims of vote-rigging and voter intimidation.

Heavy rain eventually forced the protesters to leave, but there are fears that it will take more than rain to stop further protests and violence. More than 800 people were killed in post-election violence across Nigeria's north in 2011 after charges that those elections were illegitimate.

Now Nigeria has just held what are thought to be the closest elections since a return to democracy in 1999 after decades of military rule. The two main candidates are incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party and retired Gen. Muhammadu Buhari of All Progressives Congress.

Jonathan and Buhari last week issued a pledge reaffirming their commitment to "free, fair and credible elections" following their signing of the Abuja Accord in January.

After the protests in Rivers, Buhari's All Progressives Congress demanded the elections there be canceled. "There's been so much violence in Rivers state that it's just not tenable," party spokesman Lai Mohammed said.

But the Peoples Democratic Party disputed the accusation, saying the election was "credible and the result reflects the overwhelming wish of the people of Rivers state to support President Goodluck Jonathan."

Concerns over count

"We are concerned by what seems to be happening," said Attahiru Jega, Nigeria's election chairman, about events in Rivers. Voting has now ended after problems with ballot papers and digital voting cards saw it extended to Sunday in some areas, and results are starting to come in.

Britain and the United States entered the fray Monday with their top diplomats issuing a statement welcoming a "largely peaceful vote" but warning any political interference would contravene Jonathan and Buhari's peace pact.

"So far, we have seen no evidence of systemic manipulation of the process. But there are disturbing indications that the collation process — where the votes are finally counted — may be subject to deliberate political interference. This would contravene the letter and spirit of the Abuja Accord, to which both major parties committed themselves," U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said.

Peaceful conduct

The fear is that the results may not be accepted by the loser. If the opposition believes it has been rigged out of victory by the ruling party, then the protests in Rivers could spread to northern Nigeria.

Both candidates have taken to social media to call for calm.

"I want to urge all Nigerians to also wait patiently for the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to collate and announce results," stated Jonathan on his Facebook account.

"Fellow Nigerians, I urge you to exercise patience and vigilance as we wait for all results to be announced," said Buhari on Twitter.

In a broadcast to the nation Friday, Jonathan said security agencies were fully prepared to deal decisively with "any group or persons who attempt to disrupt the peaceful conduct of the elections."

"Those who may harbor any intentions of testing our will by unleashing violence during the elections in order to advance their political ambitions should think again as all necessary measures have been put in place to ensure that any persons who breach the peace or cause public disorder during or after the elections are speedily apprehended and summarily dealt with according to our laws," the President said.

The International Criminal Court also issued a warning that anyone inciting or engaging in electoral violence "at a time when abhorrent levels of violence already plague parts of the country" is subject to prosecution, "either by Nigerian Courts or by the ICC."

"No one should doubt my Office's resolve to prosecute individuals responsible for the commission of ICC crimes, whenever necessary," ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said in the statement.

Boko Haram

Nigeria's polls had been scheduled for February 14, but on February 7, Nigeria's election commission announced they would be postponed for six weeks due to security concerns, with the military needing more time to secure areas controlled by extremist group Boko Haram. The controversial decision was unpopular among many Nigerians and led to widespread protests.

Jonathan has been criticized for not doing enough to combat Boko Haram, which is waging a campaign of terror aimed at instituting a stricter version of Sharia law in Nigeria.

On Saturday, residents in the northeastern state of Gombe said at least 11 people were killed and two more injured in attacks at polling stations, apparently by Boko Haram extremists.

In other attacks not believed to be related to voting, suspected Boko Haram militants decapitated 23 people in a raid Saturday night on Buratai village in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, according to residents and Ibrahim Adamu, a local politician in the village.

Meanwhile on Monday, Nigeria's police force issued a statement saying police and a "local vigilante group" had foiled an attack by unknown gunmen on the town of Tafawa Balewa in northeastern Bauchi state.

The assailants had "stormed Tafawa Balewa town in a convoy of 18 Hilux vehicles and started firing sporadically," the statement said. After being forced to retreat and abandon four vehicles equipped with anti-aircraft machine guns, the attackers went to Jitar village, where they killed three "male vigilante members," police said. Security forces had cordoned off the surrounding area, they said.

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ELECTION UPDATES: Buhari gains early ground amid vote tally fears

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* Results expected to build up over Monday

* Empty streets, closed shops in flashpoint city Kaduna

* Protests in Rivers, Bauchi states

* Concerns over collation process (Adds results from key states Kaduna, Kano)

By Tim Cocks and Alexis Akwagyiram

ABUJA, March 30 (Reuters) – Nigerian presidential challenger Muhammadu Buhari recorded thumping majorities in key northern states on Monday, as the United States and Britain expressed concerns about meddling with the vote count.

Buhari, a 72-year-old former military ruler who has campaigned as a born-again democrat intent on cleaning up the corrupt politics of Africa's most populous nation, won 1.1 million votes in the flashpoint city of Kaduna.

President Goodluck Jonathan, a 57-year-old southern Christian, won 484,000 votes there.

The city, scene of three days of bloodletting after Buhari lost to Jonathan in the last election in 2011, was tense but quiet as the results trickled in, with the roads empty of traffic and many shops and homes shuttered.

Buhari, a northern Muslim, also won 1.9 million votes in Kano against 216,000 for Jonathan, an indication of the political polarisation that has deepened over the last five years under Jonathan's People's Democratic Party (PDP).

Although the economy has been growing at 7 percent or more, scandals over billions of dollars in missing oil receipts and the eruption of an Islamist insurgency in which thousands have died have undermined Jonathan's popularity.

Although the early results will hearten the Buhari camp, they are far from conclusive in an election forecast to be the closest since the end of military rule in 1999.

In his native Rivers state, the volatile and hotly contested home of Africa's biggest oil and gas industry, Jonathan won a massive 95 percent of the vote.

The results coming from states such as Rivers have prompted suspicion among diplomats, observers and the opposition, whose sympathisers took to the streets in protest.

Police fired tear gas at a crowd of 100 female supporters of Buhari's All Progressives Congress (APC) demonstrating outside the regional offices of the INEC election commission.

"Their intention was to destroy INEC materials," a policeman at the scene told Reuters.

"DISTURBING"

The weekend vote was marred by confusion, technical glitches, arguments and occasional violence but in many places proved to be less chaotic than previous elections in Africa's biggest economy and top oil producer.

At least 15 people were shot dead on polling day, most of them in the northeast where the islamist insurgent group Boko Haram has declared war on democracy in its fight to revive a mediaeval caliphate in the sands of the southern Sahara.

However, the United States and Britain said that after the vote there were worrying signs of political interference in the centralised tallying of the results.

"So far, we have seen no evidence of systemic manipulation of the process," U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said in a joint statement.

"But there are disturbing indications that the collation process – where the votes are finally counted – may be subject to deliberate political interference," they added.

Such views are likely to fuel an APC belief of political skulduggery, and increase the chances of a repeat of the 2011 post-election violence in which 800 people were killed, most of them in the predominantly Muslim north.

Even before preliminary tallies were recorded on Sunday, the party rejected the outcome in Rivers state and denounced the vote there as "a sham and a charade".

PDP also painted itself as a victim of rigging, but said it would make no difference.

"We are confident of victory," party spokesman Femi Fani-Kayode told journalists. "Any attempt to manipulate figures or to rig us out from any quarter will be firmly resisted."

COLLATION CONCERNS

World powers and international investors are watching the conduct of the poll closely to see whether one of Africa's most important states can improve its patchy record.

Fitch cut Nigeria's credit outlook to negative on early on Monday, but kept its BB- rating, citing the political uncertainty.

However, the stock market climbed 1.7 percent, narrowly missing a three-week high in its seventh consecutive day in the black as domestic investors bet on a relatively smooth outcome.

Bonds also gained, dealers said. The naira traded at 218 against the dollar on the black market, roughly in line with its levels before the election.

"If there's no post-election violence, the market will rise," said Ayodeji Ebo, head of research at Afrinvest in Lagos.

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Buhari Leads In Preliminary Vote Count, Defeats Jonathan At Aso Rock Polling Units

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The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari, received more votes than President Goodluck Jonathan in polling units within Aso Rock Villa, an area that contains the official residence of the Nigerian president.

Results from polling units 021 and 022, located in Aso Rock, revealed that Mr. Buhari’s APC polled 265 and 348 respectively in the presidential election. Mr. Jonathan, who ran for reelection on the ticket of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), received 293 and 302 respectively in the two polling units.

In the senatorial election, the APC scored 260 votes in polling unit 021 and 337 in unit 022 337 to beat the incumbent president’s party which received 286 and 281 in the respective polling units. The results for the House of Representatives showed that the APC also defeated the PDP in Aso Rock, garnering 255 and 334 in the two respective polling units, with the PDP receiving 254 and 241.

Mr. Buhari’s defeat of President Jonathan in Aso Rock is seen as significant, since most of the voters in the two polling units are either staff of the Presidency or their families who reside near the president.

More results of yesterday’s elections will be officially released today, but preliminary figures indicate that Mr. Buhari has what one source at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) described as “a comfortable lead.”

Voting will be concluded today in some polling units in a few states where disruptions or the late arrival of electoral materials led to postponement of elections yesterday. #‎Nigeriadecides #‎Nigeria2015

Buhari Leads In Preliminary Vote Count, Defeats Jonathan At Aso Rock Polling Units

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari, received more votes than President Goodluck Jonathan in polling units within Aso Rock Villa, an area that contains the official residence of the Nigerian president.

Results from polling units 021 and 022, located in Aso Rock, revealed that Mr. Buhari’s APC polled 265 and 348 respectively in the presidential election. Mr. Jonathan, who ran for reelection on the ticket of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), received 293 and 302 respectively in the two polling units.

In the senatorial election, the APC scored 260 votes in polling unit 021 and 337 in unit 022 337 to beat the incumbent president’s party which received 286 and 281 in the respective polling units. The results for the House of Representatives showed that the APC also defeated the PDP in Aso Rock, garnering 255 and 334 in the two respective polling units, with the PDP receiving 254 and 241.

Mr. Buhari’s defeat of President Jonathan in Aso Rock is seen as significant, since most of the voters in the two polling units are either staff of the Presidency or their families who reside near the president.

More results of yesterday’s elections will be officially released today, but preliminary figures indicate that Mr. Buhari has what one source at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) described as “a comfortable lead.”

Voting will be concluded today in some polling units in a few states where disruptions or the late arrival of electoral materials led to postponement of elections yesterday. #‎Nigeriadecides #‎Nigeria2015

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