Nigeria: Elections - How Many Votes Did Governors Score?

20 governors-elect announced by INEC so far.
12 March 2019

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has held the gubernatorial elections in 29 of the 36 states of the federation.

While the results were trickling in, elections in six states have been declared inconclusive. These are Plateau, Adamawa, Benue, Sokoto, Bauchi and Kano. The electoral empire is mandated to complete the elections in the affected states within 29 days. Similarly, elections in Rivers State have been suspended indefinitely.

Some of the states where final results of the governorship elections have been declared are Abia, Akwa Ibom, Borno, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Enugu, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Katsina, Kebbi, Kwara, Lagos, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Oyo, Yobe and Zamfara.

Among the declared results, the highest winning tally was recorded in Katsina State where the incumbent governor, Aminu Masari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled 1,178,864.

However, his closest rival, Senator Usman Lado of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) garnered only 488, 621, with a margin of 690, 243. This was followed by Borno where Prof. Babagana Zulum of APC scored 1,175,440 to beat his closest runner-up of the PDP, who scored 66,115.

In Enugu State, Senator Ayogu Eze of the APC recorded the least vote of 10, 423 to trail the winner, incumbent Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of the PDP who got 449,935.

In Ebonyi State, Senator Sunny Ogbuoji of the APC recorded 81,703 votes, which is less than the over 90,000 votes garnered by President Muhammadu Buhari during the presidential election.

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