The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday, March 9, conducted governorship elections across 29 out of 36 states across Nigeria and state House of Assembly elections across the country. The electoral commission on Sunday, March 10, commenced official collation of the governorship results. While some results in some states have been collated and winners announced, collations are still ongoing in some states. Also, INEC has declared the elections in some states inconclusive.
Four states, Bauchi, Adamawa, Plateau and Sokoto states, do not have governors elect yet following the inconclusive nature of the guber polls. In all the four affected states, the margin of win has been smaller than the number of cancelled votes. Below is the breakdown:
BAUCHI APC: 465,456 PDP: 469,512 Rejected: 21,419 Margin of lead between PDP and APC: 4059 Cancelled Votes: 45,312
ADAMAWA PDP: 367, 471 APC: 334,995 Margin of win: 32,476 Cancelled Votes: 40,988 Andrew Haruna, the state returning officer, said votes were cancelled in 44 polling units across the state. He declared the poll inconclusive.
PLATEAU APC: 583,255 PDP: 538,326 Total registered voters 2,480,455 Total accredited voters 1,157,025 Total valid votes 1,154,678 Rejected 15,691 Total votes cast 1,154,678 Margin between the two parties 44,929 Cancelled votes 49,377.
SOKOTO Aminu Tambuwal PDP: 489,558 votes Ahmed Aliyu APC: 486,145 votes Margin of Winning 3,413 Cancellation in 136 polling units with 75,403 registered voters PAY Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that INEC declared Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of the APC winner of Saturday’s governorship election in Niger state. The result was announced on Sunday night, March 10, in Minna at the state collation centre by the returning officer, Prof Angela Miri. Miri who is the vice chancellor of the Federal University Lokoja, said Gov.Bello of APC scored 526,412 votes, while Umar Nasko of PDP polled 298,065 votes.