Good day, and welcome to the Concise News roundup of the top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines for today Tuesday, November 19th, 2019.
The Presidency has advised the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to learn to be democrats and accept defeat with grace following its loss in the governorship elections conducted in Kogi and Bayelsa States on Saturday. The All Progressives Congress’ (APC) candidates Yahaya Bello and David Lyon were declared winners of the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states respectively.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday received the Bayelsa State Governor-elect, David Lyon at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Lyon winner of the November 16 governorship election in the State.
Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa, said they visited former President Goodluck Jonathan after Saturday’s governorship elections in recognition of his position as the father and leader of the state. Concise News reports that the Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylva, led APC leaders including governor-elect David Lyon, to visit the former president’s home on Monday.
President Muhammadu Buhari has hailed Governor Yahaya Bello following his re-election as Kogi State’s leader, Concise News reports. The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) Returning Officer for the election Ibrahim Umar said Bello polled a massive 406,222 votes to defeat his main rival, Musa Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who got 189,704 votes.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the Kogi election, Yahaya Bello, has been declared as the winner of the exercise held on 16 November. The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) Returning Officer for the election, Professor Ibrahim Umar, said Bello polled a massive 406,222 votes to defeat his rival, Musa Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who scored 189,704 to finish.
Nigeria would continue to witness decreasing rate of voter turnout in future elections if nothing was done to address impunity in the electoral system, human rights lawyer Femi Falana has warned. He said this while lamenting reports of electoral violence in the Saturday governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi States, despite thousands of policemen deployed.
The Lagos State Task Force has successfully moved a lion found at a private home around Victoria Island to a zoo in Omu Resorts, Lekki. The Chairman of the agency, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, who confirmed this in a statement on Monday, said that the exercise was carried out in conjunction with officials of the Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture and medical personnel from Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ibadan.
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde was on Monday mocked by the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress over what it described as “an alleged abandonment of his duty post” to participate in the last Saturday gubernatorial poll in Kogi State which the APC candidate won. Governor Makinde was also accused by the party of “relocating to Lokoja-the Kogi State capital”, ahead of the polls as he was appointed chairman for the PDP campaigns ahead of the poll which the party eventually lost to the ruling APC by over 200, 000 votes.
National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu, has congratulated Yahaya Bello and David Lyon, on their governorship election victories in Kogi and Bayelsa States, respectively. The former governor of Lagos State also congratulated the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, Kogi and Bayelsa States Chairmen and other leaders in the two states.