Professor Iwu of INEC announces Yar'adua as the winner of the shambolic presidential elections. In a barefaced and brazen display of falsehood, the INEC chairman claimed that PDP candidate, Umar Yar'adua has been returned as the winner of the flawed elections.

The figure were arbitrarily awarded to PDP candidate, Umar Yar'adua who was awarded 24 million votes even though not up to 10 million Nigerians voted. As earlier reported by SAHARAREPORTERS, INEC gave the 2nd position to Muhammad Buhari with 6 million votes and Abubakar Atiku was awarded the third position with 2.4million votes.

OUR REPORT ON FRIDAY BEFORE THE ELECTION DAY:

In what seems as the most bizarre and brazen form of election rigging, the results of the presidential elections holding tomorrow have been made by INEC officials led by Professor Maurice Iwu.

Saharareporters received concrete information earlier today that the elections results which was decided by President Obasanjo, Maurice Iwu and PDP leaders at a "special meeting" which coincided with those of the opposition in Abuja had agreed on the percentage votes to be allocated to Gov. Umaru Yar'adua, the presidential candidate of the PDP.

The meeting, which had to refine its strategies, had earlier awarded 70% (Now the final percentile awarded) or more of the total vote cast to Yar'adua but  the outcome of last weeks election  and threats by major opposition parties to boycott the elections led the group, said to be thirty in number to "reduce" the percentage to between "57 - 61%"

In a "final agreement" communicated to members today, certain states of the federation led by Rivers (Rivers produced close to 2 million votes), Bayelsa, Delta, Edo and Ogun states, will provide the highest amount of votes for Yar'adua, while some other PDP states will provide "not too high" numbers.

The meeting also agreed to put up close to 20 million (Group settles for 35 million votes) voters as the the number of participants in the elections, so as to give a semblance of mass participation in the elections.

The high level and secretive meeting also agreed to make "General Buhari look good by awarding him second best" (Buhari is second with 6.million votes) while Atiku will come in a distant 3rd position (Atiku is 3rd position with 2.4 million votes representing 8.% of total votes) as other presidential candidates share the rest of the votes.

Saharareporters could not confirm how many percentages of votes were allocated to Buhari in the results already made up for INEC to announce as early as Monday (Results announced by Maurice Iwu on Monday April 23 2007 afternoon).

The meeting also agreed that some "work needs to be done to reduce open rigging" (Group resolves to ration ballot papers and distribute to opposition strongholds at night), which might mean that ballot stuffing in the open will be reduced since a high percentages of PDP states where rigging is expected to take place has already done so before the Election Day proper.

A fresh incentive of N500 million was provided by the Rivers State government to support the initiative.

INEC commissioners in Lagos was recommended for removal (INEC Commissioner in Lagos and 3 other states replaced on Friday) and replacement by the meeting which lasted till early hours of Wednesday and a source said a smaller committee continues to "fine-tune" the outcome of the meeting depending on changing dynamics (Small committee headed by Ahmadu Alli, and with members Maurice Iwu, Andy Uba, Bode George and James Ibori decides to award 70% of total votes the original level decided by the big group).

The meeting anticipates troubles in Kano, Edo, Delta, Ondo and intends to deploy military to quell riots.

Final Results of  RIGGED Nigerian Presidential Elections  of April 21 2007

As Announced by INEC Prof. Maurice Iwu on April 23, 2007

 

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Position

Presidential Candidate

Vice-Presidential

Candidate

Political Party

Votes

Percentage

Of

Total

Comment

 

 

Dr. Goodluck Jonathan

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

24,638,063

69.486

Announced

To

Be elected

2

Maj-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari  (Rtd.) GCFR

Rt. Hon. Edwin Ume-Ezeoke

All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP)

6,665,299

18.798

 

3

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar

Senator Ben Obi

Action Congress (AC)

2,637,848

7.439

 

 

4

 

Orji Uzor Kalu

Inuwa Abdulkadir

Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA)

608,803

1.717

 

5

Alhaji Attahiru Dalhatu Bafarawa

Engr. Ebere Udeogu

Democratic Peoples Party (DPP)

289,224

0.816

 

6

Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu

Alhaji Habib Ibrahim Gajo

All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)

155,947

0.440

Alhaji Mahmud Danjuma Sani

Alliance For Democracy (AD)

89,241

0.252

 

8

Rev. Chris O. Okotie

Fela Akinola Binutu

Fresh Democratic Party (FRESH)

74,049

0.209

 

9

Professor Patrick O. Utomi

Engr. Ibrahim Musa

African Democratic Congress (ADC)

50,849

0.143

 

10

Dr. Brimmy Asekharuagbom Olaghere

 

 

Mal. Zainab Goggo Bayero (Mrs.)

Nigeria Peoples Congress (NPC).

33,771

0.095

 

11

Chief Ambrose Owuru

Alhaji Ibrahim Danjuma

Hope Democratic Party (HDP)

28,519

0.080

 

12

Arthur Nwankwo

Mohammed Abdullahi

Peoples Mandate Party (PMP)

24,164

0.068

 

13

Chief Emmanuel Osita Okereke

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