2023 Guber Elections news now.
Oyibo Nwani, a leader of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party in the state of Ebonyi, was murdered by thugs.
Nwani was reportedly shot by unidentified assailants who stormed his polling unit in the Onicha Local Government Area of the state, where he served as a party agent during the governorship and State House of Assembly Elections on Saturday, March 18.
According to The Punch, PDP governorship candidate Chief Ifeanyi Odii hails from Onicha LGA.
Sources in the area confirmed that the thugs allegedly infiltrated the polling location to forcibly remove ballot boxes while youths and other voters resisted frantically.
According to reports, an altercation occurred during the process, and the PDP leader who was holding a ballot box so tightly was shot in the head.
SP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, the police spokesperson for the state of Ebonyi, has confirmed that Nwani was murdered by the thugs.
Confusion in a northern state as kidnappers seize INEC officials en route to the counting centre.
Some kidnappers have abducted the electoral officer and returning officer for the 2023 governorship election in the state of Zamfara.
Independent National Electoral Commission officials were kidnapped in the Maradun Local Government Area of the state.
The local government area is also the birthplace of Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle, who is running for re-election in the ongoing 2023 national governorship election.
INEC Announces Governorship Election Winner in Another APC-Controlled State.
In other news, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for governor in the state of Cross Rivers, Senator Bassey Otu, has been declared the winner of the 2023 governorship election.
Prof. Teddy Charles Adias, returning officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission, declared Senator Otu the victor on Monday, March 20. (INEC).
Sen. Sandy Onor of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, who received 179,619 votes, was defeated by election winner Otu, who received 258,619 votes.