The Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday started the announcement of the results of Saturday’s presidential election.
With results from 18 states of the country and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC, had an early lead over his Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, opponent, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in the election.
According to authenticated results from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Buhari led Atiku with about 1000,000 votes at press time in what could pan out as Nigeria’s keenest presidential race.
Of the states declared so far, Atiku won in Oyo,Ondo, FCT, Abia,Plateau, Adamawa and Enugu. That of Oyo, the only state Atiku won in the South-West was very spectacular because he narrowly beat Buhari with 1,363 votes. Atiku was also leading in Akwa Ibom, Delta, Anambra, and Benue.
On the other hand, Buhari emerged the victor in 11 states, namely, Ekiti, Osun, Ogun, Lagos, Kwara, Nasarawa, Kogi, Yobe, Sokoto and Gombe. He was also leading in Borno, Katsina, Kebbi, and Kaduna at press time.
Buhari wins in Kwara with 308,984 votes
In Kwara State, Buhari won the election having scored 308,984 votes, as announced by INEC.
Atiku floors Buhari in Adamawa
However, Atiku was declared the winner of the election in his home state of Adamawa.
INEC announces Buhari winner in Ekiti
INEC however announced Buhari of the APC as winner of Saturday’s election in Ekiti.
The result was announced at the National Collation Centre, Abuja, by Prof. Idowu Olayinka, Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan, who is the Collation Officer for the election in the state.
Olayinka said Buhari polled 219, 231 votes to beat Atiku, who scored 154,032 votes. Felix Nicholas of Peoples Coalition Party was third with 2,299 votes.
Buhari defeats Atiku in Ogun
Also in Ogun State, Prof. Joseph Adeola-Fuwape, the state Collation Officer for the Presidential election, declared Buhari as the winner of the poll.
Adeola-Fuwape, who announced the result at the INEC headquarters in Abeokuta on Monday, said Buhari scored 281,762 votes, while his closest rival scored 194,655 votes.
Buhari wins in Sokoto
INEC has also declared Buhari as the winner of the presidential election in Sokoto State with a margin of 138,729 votes.
Announcing the results at the Sultan Muhammadu Maccido Institute for Qur’an and General Studies, Prof. Mohammed Yahuza, the state returning officer for the presidential election, stated that Buhari polled 490,333 votes ahead of Atiku who scored 351,604.
Buhari triumphs over Atiku in Gombe
Buhari also won the election in Gombe State after polling 403,961 votes out of 580,649 total votes cast in the state.
The result was announced on Monday at INEC National Collation Centre in Abuja, by the State Returning Officer, Prof. Kyari Mohammed.
Atiku sweeps Ebonyi
INEC has declared Atiku winner in the presidential poll held in Ebonyi State on Saturday.
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the APC in the state had, however, rejected the result and vowed to challenge it through appropriate channels.
The Presidential Election Collation Officer in the state, Prof. Chukwuemeka Eze, supervised the declaration of the results by INEC’s collation officers in the 13 local government areas in the state at the commission’s headquarters in Abakaliki.
Eze said Atiku garnered 258, 575 votes as against Buhari’s 90, 726 votes.
INEC declares Buhari as winner in Kogi
However, INEC announced Buhari as the winner of the election in Kogi State.
The result was announced at the National Collation Centre (ICC) Abuja, by Prof. Michael Adikwu, the Vice-Chancellor, University of Abuja, who is the Collation Officer for the election in the state.
Adikwu announced that Buhari polled 285,894 votes to defeat the PDP candidate, Atiku, who scored 218,207 votes.
Buhari defeats Atiku in Bauchi
President Buhari of the APC has won the presidential election in Bauchi State.
According to results announced by the Local Government Collation Officers in Bauchi on Monday, Buhari polled 798,438 to defeat Atiku.
The State Collation Officer who is the Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State, Prof. Alhassan Ghali, said Atiku got 209,313 votes in the election.
Buhari floors Atiku in Lagos
Buhari has also polled 580,825 votes to defeat his closest rival, Atiku of the PDP in Lagos State.
According to Prof. Felix Salako, the Vice-Chancellor, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, who was the INEC state collation officer, Atiku scored 448,015 to come second at the end of the state final collation of the Presidential election results from the 20 LGAs of the state.
Atiku wins Plateau with 548, 665 votes
Meanwhile, Atiku has won Saturday’s presidential election in Plateau State after scoring 548,665 votes.
Atiku defeated his closest opponent, Buhari, of the APC, who scored 468, 555 votes.
Prof. Richard Kimbir, the Collation Officer for the election in the state, declared the results on Monday in Jos.
Kambir, who is the Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, said Atiku won in 11 local government areas to defeat Buhari who won in six LGAs.
Atiku thrashes Buhari in Enugu
However, Atiku was announced as the winner of Saturday’s presidential election in Enugu State.
The result was announced at the National Collation Centre, Abuja, by Prof. Joseph Ehaneku, the Vice-Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, who is the Collation Officer for the election in the state.
Ehaneku announced that Atiku polled 355,553 votes to defeat Buhari, who scored 54,423 votes.
INEC declares Buhari winner in Jigawa
Buhari has also been declared winner in Jigawa State.
Prof. Abdullahi Zuru, Vice-Chancellor of Usman Danfodio University Sokoto, who is the State Collation Officer for the election, announced the result in Dutse on Monday.
He said that Buhari, who sought for re -election on the platform of the APC scored 794,738 to defeat his closest rival, Atiku who got 289,895 votes.
INEC announces Atiku winner in Abia
Meanwhile, INEC has announced Atiku as winner of the election Abia State.
The result was announced at the National Collation Centre (ICC) Abuja, by Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba, the Vice-Chancellor, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo, Ebonyi, who was the Collation Officer for the election in the state.
Nwajiuba announced that Atiku polled 219,698 votes to defeat Buhari, who scored 85,048