Buhari Wins Presidential Election

Report revealed that the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammadu Buhari, is on the verge of being declared winner of the presidential election held last Saturday throughout Nigeria.

It was the fourth time Buhari would contest to govern Nigeria. He had failed three times, but his efforts are being crowned at the fourth attempt, 30 years after he was toppled in a military coup in August 1985.

By 1 pm today, with results from 26 states and Abuja  officially declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission,  Buhari was leading the incumbent President and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Goodluck Jonathan, with  about a million votes.

With results from 10 other states, such as Bauchi, Benue, Yobe, Adamawa, Kebbi, Zamfara, Borno, Taraba, most of which are strongholds of Buhari, it is projected that Buhari will end up beating Jonathan with close to 4 million votes. Jonathan is only expected to have a strong showing in Edo and  Delta states.

At the moment, the tallies from 26 states, show Buhari having  10,996,049 votes. Jonathan has 10,105, 683 votes.

The states are Ekiti, Ogun, Enugu, Kogi, Osun, Ondo, Abuja, Oyo, Nasarawa, Kano, Jigawa, Katsina, Kwara, Kaduna, Anambra, Abia, Imo, Plateau, Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi, Niger, Bayelsa, Gombe, Cross River, Rivers, Sokoto and Lagos.

Buhari did well in the North Western states and South Western states of Nigeria, while Jonathan kept tightly to his South South and South East fortress, completely shutting out Buhari, except in Imo, where Buhari scored 133,253 votes to Jonathan’s 559, 185.

Going by the results, both candidates have fulfilled the constitutional requirement of having 25 per cent in two thirds of Nigeria’s 36 states.

 

INEC Result

STATE           JONATHAN (PDP)    BUHARI (APC)

LAGOS             632,327                             792,460

OGUN              207,950                             308,290

ONDO              299,889                              251,368

OSUN              249,929                              383,603

OYO                 303,376                              528,620

KWARA           132,602                              302,146

NIGER             149,222                              667,678

KEBBI             100,972                              568,020

ZAMFARA       80,781                              349,868

SOKOTO         152,199                               671,926

KADUNA      484,085                             1,127,760

FCT                  157,195                               146,399

KOGI              149,987                               264,851

EDO               286,869                              208,469

DELTA          205,256                                    5,331

BAYELSA      361,209                                   5,194

RIVERS      1,468,075                                69,238

IMO                559,185                               133,253

ANAMBRA   660,762                                 17,926

EBONYI        322,663                                 19,518

BENUE            73,738                                86,030

NASSARAWA     273,460                       236,838

PLATEAU             549,615                       429,140

KANO                    215,779                     1,903,999

KATSINA               98,937                      1,345,441

JIGAWA               142,904                        885,988

BAUCHI                 113,912                        686,646

TARABA                 171,570                         125,340

ENUGU                 553,003                            14,157

CROSS RIVER     414,863                          28,368

AKWA IBOM       953,304                           58,411

GOMBE                  96,873                         361,245

ABIA                     368,303                           13,394

YOBE                       19,010                        282,504

ADAMAWA         156,000                        226,735

BORNO                  26,098                        747,094

EKITI                    176,466                          120,331

 

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