Olusegun Mimiko born 3 October 1954, is the senatorial candidate of the Zenith Labour Party for Ondo Central District. He is a Nigerian politician who served as the 16th, fifth civilian, Governor of Ondo State, from February 2009, to February 2017; the first two-term governor of Ondo state and the first Labour Party governor in Nigeria, Dr. Mimiko was a federal minister for housing and urban development, a secretary to the Ondo State Government, a two-time Ondo State Commissioner for Health. Mimiko was raised in Ondo Town, Ondo State, South West Nigeria, he developed an interest in politics at a young age. His political career began at medical school in the University of Ife, where he was a member of the Students’ Representatives Council and served as the public relations officer of the International Students’ Association of the institution from 1977 to 1978. After graduating from the university in 1980 and completing his National Youth Service Corp year, Mimiko began practising medicine. In 1985, he set up MONA MEDICLINIC in Ondo Town.
Mimiko's first political appointment was as the commissioner of health and social services in Ondo State from 1992 till 1993 when a military coup terminated the democratic Third Nigerian Republic. On the return to democratic government in Nigeria, Mimiko again served as a commissioner of health in Ondo State from 1999 to 2002. In 2003, he was appointed secretary to the Ondo State Government, he held this position till July 2005, when he was appointed as the federal minister of housing and urban development Mimiko resigned as a federal minister to contest for the governorship of Ondo against the incumbent, Olusegun Agagu in the 2007 elections. Mimiko won the keenly contested poll. But, influenced by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, the Independent National Electoral Commission announced Agagu as the winner. Mimiko challenged the outcome of the election in the courts in what turned out to be a two-year legal tussle that ended in him being declared the true winner of the governorship poll by a unanimous decision of the Tribunal Court, the Court of Appeal in 2009.
He went on to win re-election in 2012, beating his closest challenger, Olusola Oke of the People's Democratic Paty. During Mimiko's term as governor, his reforms in healthcare, community development, urban renewal and the use of technology in governance were recognized nationally and internationally. After leaving office, Mimiko spent a year delivering public lectures and advocating for universal healthcare and good governance in Nigeria and Washington DC. In September 2018, he declared his intention to run for president of Nigeria in the 2019 elections, he received the nomination as the presidential candidate of the Labour Zenith Party in October, 2018. On November 14, 2018, Mimiko announced that he was suspending his presidential campaign, a few days before the campaign season was formally opened, he took up the Zenith Labour Party's senatorial ticket for Ondo Central federal constituency. Mimiko resides in Akure, the capital of Ondo State, where his campaign organisation is headquartered. Rahman Olusegun Mimiko known as Iroko, was born on October 3, 1954, at Ondo Town in Ondo State, Nigeria.
His father, Pa Atiku Bamidele Mimiko was the son of Pa Famimikomi, son of Chief Ruwase Akinmeji, grandson of High Chief Adaja Gbegbaje of Ondo Kingdom. Mimiko's father was a cocoa plantation farmer, he was a social commentator of national and global developments and a philanthropist. His mother, Madam Muinat Mimiko was a trader until her retirement. In 1990, Mimiko married Olukemi Adeniyi who studied French language at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, they have four children. Mimiko began school at St. Joseph's Primary School Aponmu near Akure, St. Patrick Primary School, Yaba at Ondo in the early 1960s, he attended St. Joseph's College, Ondo from 1966-1971, he was a Higher School Certificate Student at the Gboluji Grammar School, Ile-Oluji between 1971 and 1972. Mimiko began medical school at the University of Ife in 1972, he was Student Representative Council 1975-1976 and chairman of its Special Honours Committee, member Student's Union Electoral Commission 1976-1977 and public relations officer of International Students Association 1977-1978.
He received a B. Sc. Health Science Degree in 1976, the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery in 1980. Mimiko is registered with the Nigerian Dental Council as a Medical Practitioner. Mimiko was a House Officer with the Ondo State Health Management Board under which he worked at the General Hospital, Ado Ekiti between 1980 and 1981, he worked at the Nigerian Navy College, Port Harcourt before returning in 1982, to the hospital as a medical officer. He practiced in Lagos as a Medical Officer at Apagun Clinic and Acting Medical Director at Alleluyah Hospital, Oshodi from 1983-1984. In 1985, he set up his own private medical practice MONA MEDI-CLINICS in Ondo City. While at university, Mimiko was a member of the Students’ Representatives Council, 1975/76, Chairman of its Special Honours Committee. Asides serving in the Union Legislative House, in 1976/77, he served on the University of Ife Students’ Union Electoral Commission. Between 1977 and 1978, he was the Public Relations Official of the International Students’ Association of the UniversityMimiko sought political expression and identity in Obafemi Awolowo's Unity Party of Nigeria during the Second Nigerian Republic.
Mimiko took up membership of the party after his return from the National Youth Service scheme. In 1983, Mimiko serve
Kano is the state capital of Kano State in North West, Nigeria. It is situated in the Sahelian geographic region, south of the Sahara. Kano is the second largest city in Nigeria; the Kano metropolis covered 137 square kilometres, comprised six local government areas — Kano Municipal, Dala, Gwale and Nasarawa. The total area of Metropolitan Kano is now 499 square kilometres, with a population of 2,828,861 as of the 2006 Nigerian census; the principal inhabitants of the city are the Hausa people. However, there are many; as in most parts of northern Nigeria, the Hausa language is spoken in Kano. The city is the capital of the Kano Emirate; the current emir, Muhammadu Sanusi II, was enthroned on 8 June 2014 after the death of Alhaji Ado Bayero, the thirteenth emir of Kano Emirate, on Friday, 6 June 2014. The city's Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, the main airport serving northern Nigeria, was named after politician Aminu Kano. In the 7th century, Dala Hill, a residual hill in Kano, was the site of a hunting and gathering community that engaged in iron work.
Kano was known as Dala, after the hill, was referred to as such as late as the end of the 15th century and the beginning of the 16th by Bornoan sources. The Kano Chronicle identifies a priest of a Dala Hill spirit, as the city's first settler. While small chiefdoms were present in the area, according to the Kano Chronicle, Bagauda, a grandson of the mythical hero Bayajidda, became the first king of Kano in 999, reigning until 1063, his grandson Gijimasu, the third king, began building city walls at the foot of Dala Hill. His own son, the fifth king, completed them during his reign. In the 12th century Ali Yaji as King of Kano renounced his allegiance to the cult of Tsumburbura, accepted Islam and proclaimed the Sultanate, to last until its fall in the 19th century; the reign of Yaji ensued an era of expansionism that saw Kano becoming the capital of a pseudo Habe Empire. In 1463 Muhammad Rumfa ascended the throne. During his reign, political pressure from the rising Songhai Empire forced him to take Auwa, the daughter of Askiyah the Great as his wife.
She was to become the first female Madaki of Kano. Rumfa reformed the city, expanded the Sahelian Gidan Rumfa, played a role in the further Islamization of the city, as he urged prominent residents to convert; the Kano Chronicle attributes a total of twelve "innovations" to Rumfa. According to the Kano Chronicle, the thirty-seventh Sarkin Kano was Mohammed Sharef, his successor, Kumbari dan Sharefa, engaged in major battles with Sokoto. At the beginning of the 19th century, Fulani Islamic leader Usman dan Fodio led a jihad affecting much of central Sudan, leading to the emergence of the Sokoto Caliphate. In 1805 the last sultan of Kano was defeated by the Jobe Clan of the Fulani, Kano became an Emirate of the Caliphate. Kano was the most prosperous province of the empire; this was one of the last major slave societies, with high percentages of enslaved population long after the Atlantic slave trade had been cut off. Heinrich Barth, a German scholar who spent several years in northern Nigeria in the 1850s, estimated the percentage of slaves in Kano to be at least 50%, most of whom lived in slave villages.
The city suffered famines from 1807–10, in the 1830s, 1847, 1855, 1863, 1873, 1884, from 1889 until 1890. From 1893 until 1895, two rival claimants for the throne fought Basasa. With the help of royal slaves, Yusufu claimed the title of emir. In March, 1903 after a scanty resistance, the Fort of Kano was captured by the British, It replaced Lokoja as the administrative centre of Northern Nigeria, it was replaced as the centre of government by Zungeru and Kaduna and only regained administrative significance with the creation of Kano State following Nigerian independence. From 1913 to 1914, as the peanut business was expanding, Kano suffered a major drought, which caused a famine. Other famines during British rule occurred in 1908, 1920, 1927, 1943, 1951, 1956, 1958. By 1922, groundnut trader Alhassan Dantata had become the richest businessman in Kano, surpassing fellow merchants Umaru Sharubutu Koki and Maikano Agogo. In May 1953, an inter-ethnic riot arose due to southern newspapers misreporting on the nature of a disagreement between northern and southern politicians in the House of Representatives.
Thousands of Nigerians of southern origin died as a result of the riot. Ado Bayero became emir of Kano in 1963. Kano state was created in 1967 from the Northern Nigeria by the Federal military government; the first military police commissioner, Audu Bako, is credited with building a solid foundation for the progress of a modern society. Most of the social amenities in the state are credited to him; the first civilian governor was Abubakar Rimi. In the late 60's, a ground tracking station was established on the hill overlooking Kano to track NASA's Mercury and Gemini spacecraft when they passed over Africa. In December 1980, radical preacher Mohammed Marwa Maitatsine led riots in Kano, he was killed by security forces, but his followers started uprisings in other northern cities. After the introduction of sharia law in Kano State in 2000, many Christians left the city. 100 people were k
Associated Aviation Flight 361
Associated Aviation Flight 361 was a domestic charter flight operated by Associated Aviation that on 3 October 2013 crashed on takeoff from Lagos, killing 15 of the 20 people on board. The aircraft, a twin turboprop Embraer 120 Brasilia, was transporting the body of Nigerian politician Olusegun Agagu to Akure, for burial; the aircraft was conveying the body of former governor of Ondo State Olusegun Agagu from Lagos to Akure for burial. It lifted off from runway 18L of Murtala Mohammed Airport at about 09:32 local time; the crew received warnings from the aircraft's aural warning system during the takeoff-roll and failed to make "V1" and "rotate" calls. Less than a minute after lifting off, the aircraft impacted terrain in a nose-down-and-near-90-degrees-bank attitude. Reports differ but according to the manifest the flight had seven crew. Fatalities included relatives of Olusegun Agagu. An elaborate burial ceremony planned for Agagu was postponed as a result of the crash; the aircraft used for the flight was an Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia, registered 5N-BJY.
It was delivered to Associated Aviation in May 2007. Nigeria's Accident Investigation Bureau, responsible for investigating air crashes, opened an investigation into the fatal accident. On 11 October 2013, the AIB released a preliminary report suggesting that improperly configured flaps for takeoff might have led to the crash; the report reveals that the No. 1 engine appeared to be working whilst the No. 2 engine produced less thrust. Preliminary report, no longer available - Accident Investigation Bureau Final report
Ibadan is the capital and most populous city of Oyo State, Nigeria. With a population of over 3 million, it is the third most populous city in Nigeria after Lagos and Kano. At the time of Nigeria's independence in 1960, Ibadan was the largest and most populous city in the country, the second most populous in Africa after Cairo. Ibadan is located in south-western Nigeria, 128 km inland northeast of Lagos and 530 km southwest of Abuja, the federal capital, is a prominent transit point between the coastal region and the areas in the hinterland of the country. Ibadan had been the centre of administration of the old Western Region since the days of the British colonial rule, parts of the city's ancient protective walls still stand to this day; the principal inhabitants of the city are the Yorubas, as well as various communities from other parts of the country. Ibadan came into existence in 1829, during a period of turmoil that characterized Yorubaland at the time, it was in this period that many old Yoruba cities such as old Oyo and Owu disappeared, newer ones such as Abeokuta, new Oyo and Ibadan sprang up to replace them.
According to local historians, Lagelu founded the city, was intended to be a war camp for warriors coming from Oyo and Ijebu. As a forest site containing several ranges of hills, varying in elevation from 160 to 275 metres, the location of the camp offered strategic defence opportunities. Moreover, its location at the fringe of the forest promoted its emergence as a marketing centre for traders and goods from both the forest and grassland areas. In 1852 the Church Missionary Society sent Anna Hinderer to found a mission, they decided to build the mission and a church in Ibadan when they arrived in 1853. Ibadan thus had begun as a military state and remained so until the last decade of the 19th century; the city-state succeeded in building a large empire from the 1860s to the 1890s which extended over much of northern and eastern Yorubaland. It was appropriately nicknamed "gun base", because of its unique military character. Unlike other Yoruba cities with traditional kingship institutions however, In Ibadan, the warrior class became the rulers of the city as well as the most important economic group.
According to HRH Sir Isaac Babalola Akinyele, the late Olubadan of Ibadan, in his authoritative book on the history of Ibadan, Iwe Itan Ibadan, the first city was destroyed due to an incident at an Egungun festival when an Egungun was accidentally disrobed and derisively mocked by women and children in an open marketplace full of people. The Alaafin of Oyo of that time ordered the old city destroyed for the act. Lagelu could not stop the destruction of his city, but he and some of his people survived the attack and fled to a nearby hill for sanctuary; the new city grew prosperous and became a commercial centre. The newly enthroned Olubadan made a friendly gesture to the Olowu of Owu by allowing Olowu to marry his only daughter, Nkan. A part of Ibadan was an Egba town; the Egba occupants were forced to leave the town and moved to present-day Abeokuta under the leadership of Sodeke as a result of their disloyalty. Ibadan grew into an impressive and sprawling urban center so much that by the end of 1829, Ibadan dominated the Yorùbá region militarily and economically.
The military sanctuary expanded further when refugees began arriving in large numbers from northern Oyo following raids by Fulani warriors. After losing the northern portion of their region to the marauding Fulanis, many Oyo indigenes retreated deeper into the Ibadan environs; the Fulani Caliphate attempted to expand further into the southern region of modern-day Nigeria, but was decisively defeated by the armies of Ibadan in 1840, which halted their progress. The colonial period reinforced the position of the city in the Yoruba urban network. After a small boom in rubber business, cocoa became the main produce of the region and attracted European and Levantine firms, as well as southern and northern traders from Lagos, Ijebu-Ode and Kano among others; the city became a major point of bulk trade. Its central location and accessibility from the capital city of Lagos were major considerations in the choice of Ibadan as the headquarters of the Western Provinces which ranged from the northernmost areas of Oyo State to Ekeremor and Patani, which were regions transferred from the old Delta province in the Old Western region and Mid-west to the old Rivers state and Bayelsa, in the redistricting of Nigeria carried out by the Yakubu Gowon administration shortly before the Nigerian civil war In 1893, Ibadan area became a British Protectorate after a treaty signed by Fijabi, the Baale of Ibadan with the British acting Governor of Lagos Colony, George C. Denton on 15 August.
By the population had swelled to 120,000. The British developed the new colony to facilitate their commercial activities in the area, Ibadan shortly grew into the major trading center that it is today. Ibadan is located in south-western Nigeria in the southeastern part of Oyo State at about 119 kilometres northeast of Lagos and 120 kilometres east of the Nigerian international border with the Republic of Benin, it lies within the tropical forest zone but close to the boundary between the forest and the derived savanna. The city ranges in elevation from 150 m in the valley area, to 275 m above sea level on the major north-south ridge which crosses the central part of the city; the city covers a total area of 3,080 square kilometres (1,190
Kemafo Nonyerem "Kema" Chikwe is a former Nigerian Federal Minister of Aviation. She holds the position of National Women Leader of the Nigerian political party PDP. Chikwe started school at the age of five at Aba in, she majored in French at Owerri. She attended Queen’s College of the City University of New York where she obtain degrees in French, she obtained a doctorate from the University of Nsukka, in curriculum education. Chikwe became editor and a publisher, she was Prime Time Limited, publishers of Ash magazine. She has edited a number of publications and contributed to several books, she became involved in a number of non-governmental organisations, first entering politics in the second republic. Her sympathies were for the National Party of Nigeria, NPN, she cast her political lot with the NRC, UNCP and now PDP. She was appointed Minister of Transport, of Aviation by President Olusegun Obasanjo, holding office until May 2003, she went on to run for the Governor of Imo state. In 2009 she became the Nigerian ambassador to Ireland.
She is the mother of Nigerian rapper Naeto C
Akwa Ibom State
Akwa Ibom is a state in Nigeria. It is located in the coastal southern part of the country, lying between latitudes 4°32′N and 5°33′N, longitudes 7°25′E and 8°25′E; the state is located in the South-South geopolitical zone, is bordered on the east by Cross River State, on the west by Rivers State and Abia State, on the south by the Atlantic Ocean and the southernmost tip of Cross River State. Akwa Ibom is one of Nigeria's 36 states, with a population of over five million people; the state was created in 1987 by Ibrahim Babangida from the former Cross River State and is the highest oil- and gas-producing state in the country. The state's capital is Uyo, with over 500,000 inhabitants. Akwa Ibom has an airport and two major seaports on the Atlantic Ocean with a proposed construction of a world-class seaport Ibaka Seaport at Oron; the state boasts of a 30,000-seat ultramodern sports complex. It is shaped like the Allianz arena stadium and it has modern and world-class facilities. Akwa Ibom state is home to the Ibom E-Library, a world-class information centre.
In addition to English, the main spoken languages are Ibibio, Annang and Oron. Uyo, Ikot Ekpene, Oron, Ikot Abasi, Itu, Ukanafun and Oruk Anam, Etim Ekpo Here are the list of ministries in Akwa Ibom Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Justice Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Agriculture and Food Sufficiency Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Finance Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Works Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Education Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Environment Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Transport & Petroleum Resources Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Lands & Town Planning Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Information & Strategy Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Health Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Science & Technology Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Welfare Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Youth & Sports Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Housing & Special Duties Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Economic Development Labour and Manpower Planning Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Investment and Industries Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Culture and Tourism Akwa Ibom State Bureau of Political/Legislative Affairs and Water Resources Akwa Ibom State Bureau of Rural Development & Cooperatives Akwa Ibom State Roads and Other Infrastructure Maintenance Agency - AKROIMA Akwa Ibom State consists of thirty one local government areas.
They are: The region of the state was created out of Cross River State on September 23, 1987 by the Military Administration of General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida. The people are predominantly Christian; the main ethnic groups of the state are: Ibibio Annang Oron Eket OboloIncluding their Efik brothers and sisters of Cross River State, they speak various dialects of the Efik-Ibibio Language, which belongs to the Benue–Congo language family, which forms part of the Niger–Congo group of languages. Despite the homogeneity, no central government existed among the people of what is now Akwa Ibom State prior to the British invasion in 1904. Instead, the Annang, Efik and Ibibio were all autonomous groups. Although several Scottish missionaries arrived in Calabar in 1848, Ibono in 1887, the British did not establish control of the area until 1904. In that year, the Enyong Division was created encompassing the area of the current state of Akwa Ibom, with headquarters at Ikot Ekpene, an Annang city described by the noted Africanist Kaanan Nair, as the cultural and political capital of Annang and Ibibio.
The creation of Enyong Division for the first time allowed the numerous ethnic groups to come together. This further provided a venue for the creation of the Ibibio Welfare Union renamed Ibibio State Union; this social organization was first organized as a local development and improvement forum for educated persons and groups who were shut out from the colonial administration in 1929. Nonetheless, some historians have wrongly pointed to the union to buttress their argument about the homogeneity of groups in the area; the Obolo Union, comprising Ibono and Andoni stock, was another strong socioeconomic and cultural organization that thrived in the region. The Ibono people have fought wars to maintain their unique identity and territory in the region more than any other group; when Akwa Ibom state was created in 1987, Uyo was chosen as the state capital to spread development to all regions of the state. The Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Education is tasked with monitoring the education sector of the state.
The current region of Akwa Ibom State in old Calabar Kingdom was the first to encounter Western education in Nigeria with the establishment of Hope Waddell Training Institute, at Calabar in 1895, the Methodist Boys' High School, Oron in 1905 as well as other top schools such as the Holy Family College at Abak and Regina Coeli College in Essene. Some educational institutes in the state are: University of Uyo, Uyo Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron Akwa Ibom State University Obong University, Obong Ntak Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic Ikot Osurua Uyo City Polytechnic Nduetong Oku Apex Polytechnic Heritage Polytechnic, Eket School of Nursing. Former Senate Minority Leader Idongesit Nkanga Former military governor of Akwa Ibom State Effiong Bob Chris Ekpenyong Former deputy governor of Akwa Ibom Stat
People's Democratic Party (Nigeria)
The People's Democratic Party is a major contemporary political party in Nigeria. Its policies lie towards the centre-right of the political spectrum, it won every Presidential election between 1999 and 2011, was until the 2015 elections, the governing party in the Fourth Republic although in some cases, amid a few controversial electoral circumstances. PDP controls 14 states out of 36 states in Nigeria. In 1998 the PDP in its first presidential primary election held in Jos, Plateau State, North Central Nigeria norminated former military leader Olusegun Obasanjo who had just been released from detention as political prisoner as the presidential candidate in the elections of February 1999, with Atiku Abubakar as his running mate, they won the presidential election and were inaugurated 29 May, 1999. In the legislative election held on 12 April 2003, the party won 54.5% of the popular vote and 223 out of 360 seats in the House of Representatives, 76 out of 109 seats in the Senate. Its candidate in the presidential election of 19 April 2003, Olusegun Obasanjo, was re-elected with 61.9% of the vote.
In December 2006 Umaru Yar'Adua was chosen as the presidential candidate of the ruling PDP for the April 2007 general election, receiving 3,024 votes from party delegates. Yar'Adua was declared the winner of the 2007 general elections, held on April 21, was sworn in on May 29, 2007, amid widespread allegations of electoral fraud. In the Nigerian National Assembly election, the party won 260 out of 360 seats in the House of Representatives and 85 out of 109 seats in the Senate. At the PDP's 2008 National Convention, it chose Prince Vincent Ogbulafor as its National Chairman on March 8, 2008. Ogbulafor, the PDP's National Secretary from 2001 to 2005, was the party's consensus choice for the position of National Chairman, selected as an alternative to the rival leading candidates Sam Egwu and Anyim Pius Anyim. All 26 other candidates, including Egwu and Anyim, withdrew in favor of Ogbulafor. Meanwhile, Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje was elected as National Secretary. In 2011, after the People's Democratic Party saw members defect for the Action Congress of Nigeria, some political commentators suspected that the PDP would lose the Presidency.
Following PDP candidate Goodluck Jonathan's victory in the 2011 elections, it was reported that there were violent protests from northern youth. The longtime slogan of the People's Democratic Party has been "Power to the people". During the party's National Convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on 21 May 2016, David Mark, a former President of the Senate of Nigeria, introduced "Change the change" as the party's campaign slogan for the 2019 general elections; the party has a neoliberal stance in its economic policies and maintains a conservative stance on certain social issues, such as same-sex relations. The PDP favors free-market policies which support economic liberalism, limited government regulation. In 2003, President Olusegun Obasanjo and Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala embarked on a radical economic reform program, which reduced government spending through conservative fiscal policies, saw the deregulation and privatization of numerous industries in Nigerian services sector — notably the Nigerian Telecommunications industry.
On the other hand, the PDP adopts a more leftist stance towards welfare. In 2005, President Obasanjo launched Nigeria's first National Health Insurance Scheme to ensure that every Nigerian has access to basic health care services; the PDP strives to maintain the status quo on oil revenue distribution. Though the PDP government set up the Niger Delta Development Commission to address the needs of the oil-producing Niger Delta states, it has rebuffed repeated efforts to revert to the 50% to 50% federal-to-state government revenue allocation agreement established in 1966 during the First Republic; the PDP is against same-sex relations, favors social conservatism on moral and religious grounds. In 2007, the PDP-dominated National Assembly sponsored a bill to outlaw homosexual relations, making it punishable by law for up to five years in prison; the party is a moderate advocate of religious freedom for the Nigerian states. In the year 2000 the introduction of Islamic law in some states in Northern Nigeria triggered sectarian violence in Kaduna and Abia states.
The PDP-led federal government refused to bow to pressure from the southern, predominantly Christian states to repeal the law, instead opted for a compromise where Islamic law would only apply to Muslims. Tunde Ayeni, chairman of the PDP fundraising event in December 2014 who donated N2 billion was involved in the mismanagement of bank's funds. In the 2015 elections, the incumbent president and PDP presidential nominee, Goodluck Jonathan, was defeated by General Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress by 55% to 45%, losing by 2.6 million votes, out of 28.6 million valid votes cast. Out of Nigeria's 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, General Muhammadu Buhari won 21 states while President Goodluck Jonathan won 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory. In the 2019 elections, Former vice president Atiku Abubakar and PDP presidential candidadate and his party on 25th of February, 2019 rejected the outcome of the elections as INEC was yet to conclude the entire process and make official pronouncement.
PDP National Party, Prince Uche Secondus alleged that the result as announced by INEC were incorrect. Official website