March 20, 2023

Live updates: Governorship election results

2023 Presidential polls


Enugu polls: PDP protesters vow to keep occupying INEC office

By Chinedu Adonu

Supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate in Enugu State, Peter Mbah, have vowed to continue occupying the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, headquarters in the state until he is declared winner of last Saturday’s guber election in the state.

The protesters, who mounted several canopies with food and drinks at the WAEC Junction just before the state headquarters of INEC, disagreed with the commission on its decision to suspend the announcement of the final results and declaration of Mbah as the winner of the governorship contest.

They also accused INEC of adopting different rules from the one it used during the national collation of presidential election results, where it ignored complaints from the agents of opposition parties.


Katsina only female candidate concedes defeat

By Ogalah Ibrahim

Hajiya Hauwa Lawal Jibrin, the only female candidate in Katsina State for the 2023 general elections has conceded defeat for the election into the house of assembly seat for Katsina Local Government, stating that “power belongs to God and He gives it to whomever He pleases.”

Candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the March 18 polls won 32 of the 34 seats, PDP won one in Kankara while that of Kankia was declared inconclusive.

Hajiya Hauwa who made her decision known at a press briefing held in Katsina, on Tuesday, congratulated the Katsina governor-elect, Dr Dikko Umar Radda.

She implored him to focus more on the welfare of youths and women whom she said are worse hit by the plight of insecurity and economic hardship experienced in the state.


Soludo re-echoes call for Kanu’s release

By Nwabueze Okonkwo

Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra state has called on he President-elect, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu to release the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPoB, Nazi.

Soludo made this call when he congratulated Tinubu for his victory at the recently concluded Presidential election in the country.

In a press statement issued by his Press Secretary, Christian Aburime, Soludo maintained that Kanu’s presence is needed around the table as an important stakeholder in discussions about healing and sustainable peace in the South East geopolitical zone.


Enugu polls: LP supporters besiege INEC office, say Edeoga won

By Chinedu Adonu

Members of the “Obidient Movement,” as well as the supporters of the Labour Party governorship candidate for Enugu State, Hon. Chijoke Edeoga, have besieged the premises of the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, Enugu, insisting that Labour Party won the election.

The irate supporters who had been keeping vigil for two days along the major roads leading to INEC office since security agents barricaded the road, mounted canopies and have stayed put until they reclaim their supposed mandate.

The supporters also pulled resources together and have been eating and drinking since the vigil began.

Speaking to our correspondent on the incident, the Enugu State chairman of LP, Barr. Casmir Agbo said that they were there because they didn’t want PDP to manipulate the outcome of the election.


Oyo residents believe in your campaign promises – Rita Orji to Makinde

By Adeola Badru, Ibadan

A Peoples Democratic Party, PDP stalwart, Rita Orji, has congratulated the Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, for winning the gubernatorial election contest, describing him as a leader with the burning desire to set the state on a positive trajectory.

Orji, a former House of Representatives member, in a statement made available to Vanguard in Ibadan on Teusday, noted that the people of the state believe in the efficacy of his (Makinde) campaign promises, adding that his excellent campaign which was issue-based and leadership convictions under Omituntun 1.0 made the masses to see the charming heart of a leader with the burning desire to provide practical leadership.


Oyo polls: NULGE congratulates Makinde

…describes gov’s emergence as victory for LG workers

By Adeola Badru, Ibadan

Local Government workers in Oyo State have congratulated the re-elected Governor Seyi Makinde, describing his emergence as a renewed hope and victory for local government staff across the state.

The President of Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Oyo State chapter, Comrade Adeogun Olusegun stated this in a press statement made available to journalists in Ibadan on Tuesday.

Adeogun said civil servants in the state particularly local government workers have never had it going so smoothly and less stressful under any administration than the Makinde led government.


Abia polls:Even if PDP is allocated all votes from Obingwa, Otti still leads – Aide

By Steve Oko

Ferdinand Ekeoma, Media Aide to the governorship candidate of the Labour Party in Abia State, Dr Alex Otti, has argued that even if the entire accredited voters in Obingwa Local Government Area were allocated to the candidate of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Okey Ahiwe, Otti would still win the poll.

Ekeoma who addressed a press conference Tuesday in Umuahia, explained that Otti according to the results declared by INEC from the 16 Local Government Areas, Otti is maintaining a comfortable lead with 92,720 votes as he polled 171,747 as against PDP’s 79,477.

He further explained that since only 26,884 voters were captured as accredited voters from Obingwa LGA according to INEC record, Otti would still win the contest even if the entire votes from Obingwa were awarded to the PDP.


‘Nigeria needs healing’, Soludo congratulates Tinubu

Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State has congratulated Senator Bola Tinubu, the President-elect on his victory at the February 25 presidential election, adding that the country needs healing.
Soludo congratulated Tinubu on Tuesday in a post-election statement.
He also congratulated other candidates in the race for “their courageous and impressive outing”.


PDP clears Governor Diri for primary

Governor Duoye Diri

By John Alechenu

The Philip Shuaibu-led Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Screening Committee for the 2023 Bayelsa State governorship primaries has cleared Governor Duoye Diri for the contest.

The screening exercise took place at the National Executive Council Hall, PDP National Secretariat, on Tuesday.

Chairman of the screening committee for Bayelsa State and Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, presented Diri with his clearance certificate in the presence other party officials.


Ogun polls: Lawyers demand review of declaration of Abiodun as winner of Saturday’s election

…..as Adebutu leads protest to INEC office

By James Ogunnaike, Abeokuta

A group of lawyers, under the aegis of ‘Concerned Indigenes of Ogun State’ (CIOS) has given the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) six days ultimatum to review the declaration of the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dapo Abiodun as the winner of Saturday’s election in the State.

The group issued the ultimatum in an open petition to INEC, saying the declaration of Abiodun was against the requirements and provisions of the electoral act.

INEC had on Sunday declared Abiodun the winner of the election after polling 276,298 votes, while Ladi Adebutu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored 262,383 votes to come second.

Addressing newsmen in Abeokuta, the state capital, Coordinator of the group, Femi Oniyide alleged that, the election was fraught with violence, manipulation and irregularities.

According to him, election results from 100 polling units in 14 local government areas of the State were either cancelled or election not held due to violence and BVAS malfunctioning.


Your integrity is challenged with Enugu, Abia gov’ship election result – Intetsociety tells INEC

By Chimaobi Nwaiwu

THE International Society for the Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law, Intersociety, on Tuesday, told the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to avoid setting Enugu and Abia State on fire by not manipulating the results of the governorship elections in the two state.

A statement by Intersociety, entitled, “To avoid Enugu and Abia States going up In flames, nothing must happen to their governorship results” told INEC that its integrity is seriously challenged with its conduct of the governorship election particularly in Enugu and Abia states.

The intersociety statement which was signed by its Board Chairman Emeka Umeagbalasi, Head, Democracy and Good Governance Program, Chinwe Umeche Head, Campaign and Publicity Department, Chidinma Udegbunam, commended Prof Maduebibisi Iwe and Prof Nnenna Oti, the Collation Officers for Enugu and Abia states respectively for their uprightness in not succumbing to pressure to rig the election against any candidate.


APC’s Bwacha Congratulate Taraba Governor-Elect

By Femi Bolaji

The governorship candidate of All Progressive Congress, APC, in Taraba state, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha has called to congratulate the governor-elect and governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Agbu Kefas.

Kefas who polled majority votes of 257,926 was declared winner by state collation officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Mohammed AbdulAzeez in the early hours of Tuesday.

The flagbearer of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, Prof. Sani Yahaya, according to Prof. AbdulAzeez polled 202,277 votes as first runner-up and Senator Bwacha of the All Progressive Congress, APC, came third with 142,502 votes.

A statement by the spokesman of Bwacha Campaign Organisation, Aaron Artimas, said his principal took the step in the interest of the state

Gov’ship poll: Save Abia from bloodbath – NBA tells INEC

….Don’t set state on fire, declare Otti winner – Rights groups

By Steve Oko

Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to quickly declare the results of Abia State governorship election held on Saturday to avoid bloodbath in the state.

Similarly, Abia State human rights and pro- democracy groups have called on the INEC to save the state from avoidable crisis by resolving the logjam over the March 18 governorship election.

NBA Chairman, Umuahia branch, Jasper Ejimofor who made the call during a press conference in Umuahia, said that available evidence from INEC indicated that the Labour Party candidate, Dr Alex Otti, won the election, hence, he urged the electoral commission to declare him winner without further delays.

Ejimofor who read from a prepared text said:”We have noted with sadness, the controversy surrounding the 18th March 2023 Abia Governorship election and wish to state as follows.


Focus more on women, youths welfare – Katsina only female candidate urge Dikko

…concede defeat

By Ogalah Ibrahim

Hajiya Hauwa Lawal Jibrin, the only female candidate in Katsina State for the 2023 general elections, has urged the governor-elect, Dr Dikko Umar Radda, to focus primarily on the welfare of women and youths in the state.

According to her, the women and youths in the state are the most affected by insecurity and economic hardship experienced in the state.

Hajiya Hauwa who contested for Katsina Local Government House of Assembly seats under the African Democratic Congress (ADC) made the call on Tuesday at a press briefing where she conceded defeat and also urged others to do likewise in the interest of the state, noting that “only God gives power.”


Delta Polls: There’s a victor, but no vanquished – Aniagwu

…urges opponents to put bitter experiences behind

By Festus Ahon

DELTA State Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, Tuesday, said there is a victor but no vanquished in the March 18th gubernatorial election and urged those who contested the election with the gubernatorial candidate of the PDP, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori, to put behind the bitter experiences that characterised the campaign.

Aniagwu who stated this at a news conference in Asaba, said: “The electioneering period have come and gone, although a victor has emerged but for us there is no vanquished. We believe that with the support of our brothers who contested with us, we can put behind us the bitter experiences that characterised the campaign, the mudslinging that came majorly from the opposition APC and let’s move together in unity to develop our state.”


My victory remarkable, historic – Benue Gov-elect, Fr. Alia

…promises a new Benue

By Peter Duru, Makurdi

The Governor- elect of Benue state, Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has described his victory in Saturday’s gubernatorial election as remarkable and historic.

The Catholic Priest in his victory speech at his Makurdi residence shortly after being declared winner of the polls, on Monday, by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, acknowledged the enormous support he got from the people to emerge victorious promising to meet the expectations of the people.


PDP To Omo-Agege: Accept defeat, congratulate Oborevwori

By Festus Ahon

Spokesman of the PDP Presidential Campaign and Delta State Commissioner for Information, Mr Charles Aniagwu, has told Delta APC Governorship candidate and Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege to accept defeat and congratulate PDP’s Sheriff Oborevwori for his victory in the March 18th gubernatorial election.


Gov Udom explains thanksgiving service immediately after successor’s win

By Chioma Onuegbu Uyo

GOVERNOR Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has explained that he organised a special thanksgiving service immediately after his successor, Pastor Umo Eno was declared winner of the 2023 governorship poll because God has showed him mercy.

Emmanuel who spoke while addressing the crowd of supporters and stakeholders of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who thronged the Banquet Hall of the government House, Uyo, on Sunday evening, in jubilation of the party’s victory.

He specially appreciated God that they were able to weather the storm, particularly as a result of litigations, stressing that Pastor Umo Eno’s victory at the poll demonstrated God’s confirmation that he (Umo Eno) is truly his successor.

He, however, called on all the contestants who lost out in the 2023 governorship and State House of Assembly elections to sheathe their sword and work for the peace and progress of the state.


PDP’s Agbu Wins Governorship Election in Taraba

By Femi Bolaji

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Taraba state, Agbu Kefas, has been declared winner of the March 18 elections.

The state Collation Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. M.A Abdulaziz, announced this, Tuesday after collating results from the 16 local government areas of the state.

According to him, Agbu won the election haven polled 257,926 votes while Prof. Sani Yahaya, of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, polled 202,277 votes as first runner up.

Candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Emmanuel Bwacha, emerged second runner up by polling 142,502 votes.

Speaking after the declaration, elated Agbu, thanked voters of the state for keeping faith with the PDP and reaffirming the party’s dominance at the poll.

He also assured that his administration will hit the ground running from day one immediately he assumes office.


Kaduna polls: Guber results contrary to wish of Kaduna people  – PDP’s Ashiru 

…Extends Gratitude To All Supporters

By Ibrahim Hassan-Wuyo 

The Kaduna State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Rt. Hon. Isa Mohammed Ashiru, has said that xraying the entire electoral process, including the announced result which favoured APC’s Uba Sani,totally didnt reflect the wish of majority of Kaduna voters.

He said that would form the basis for future actions that could be taken by him and the party.

In a statement issued to journalists by Reuben Buhari, the PDP guber candidate extended  his sincere gratitude and heartfelt appreciation to individuals and groups who sacrificed their time and resources during the electoral processes in the state.

Ashiru noted that the dedication, commitment, and confidence shown on him by all, including political colleagues, truly humbled him.


Labour Party fails to secure a state as APC, PDP lead

By Miftaudeen Raji

Contrary to expectations of the ‘Obidients,’ supporters of Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, that the party will win some state governorship seats in landslide particularly in the South-East region of the country, Labour Party has failed to secure a single state.

As of today (Tuesday), the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has declared official results in 24 out of the 28 states where governorship elections were held.

In the results declared so far by INEC, the ruling party, APC and the PDP have dominated the wins by clinching 15 and 8 states respectively, while the NNPP won only in Kano state.

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Kaduna polls: I’ll govern Kaduna with focus & dedication – Uba Sani 

By Ibrahim Hassan-Wuyo 

Senator Uba Sani, governor-elect of Kaduna State,  has assured the people of Kaduna State that for the next four years, he would govern the state with focus and unrelenting dedication.

This was contained in.his acceptance speech delivered in Kaduna, on Monday night, when the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared him winner of the governorship election. 

His words reads in part: “I stand before you today with utmost gratitude to Almighty Allah for His many blessings and for making this day possible. I am overwhelmed by the affection of the people of Kaduna State who have made their democratic choice loud and clear. The people of Kaduna State have given us their mandate to lead in serving them for the next four years. We accept this privilege as a heavy responsibility. 

We shall carry out the people’s democratic directives with focus and unrelenting dedication. We shall govern for all, no matter how they voted, no matter how they worship or which of our many tongues they speak. Our gaze will be firmly in the direction of continued progress, peace and prosperity of the state. 

We shall get straight to work on sustaining and strengthening the path to development that our beloved leader Malam Nasir El-Rufai has so brilliantly opened for Kaduna State. I thank Malam Nasir El-Rufai and his executive team for their collective efforts since 2015 to build the foundations for a new Kaduna State.”  


My govt will be off-shoot of Kwankwaso’s administration – Kano Gov-elect, Yusuf

By Bashir Bello

KANO The Kano State Governor-elect, Abba Yusuf, has said that he would run a government that is an off-shoot of his boss, Sen. Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso.

This was contained in the acceptance speech he delivered in Kano.

Yusuf said he has resolved to uphold and continue with the philosophy of the Kwankwasiyya with its laudable populace policies of good qualitative education, empowerment programmes, policies and programmes that promote skills acquisition and entrepreneurship, completion of abandoned projects, free maternal healthcare programmes and provision of a conducive atmosphere for the development of businesses in and within the state.


Abia: PDP accuses INEC of partiality, wants stoppage of BVAS audit

By Steve Oko

The ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Abia State, has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, of partiality in the collation of governorship election in the state.

PDP also demanded the stoppage of audit of the Bi-modal Voter Accreditation System, BVAS, machines used in Obingwa, claiming that INEC is caring out audit without involving agents of the ruling party.

PDP, in a statement by its Acting Publicity Secretary, Elder Abraham Amah, cautioned INEC on the legal implications of auditing the BVAS without court order.


INEC declares Adamawa guber poll inconclusive

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Adamawa State governorship election inconclusive.

The collation officer said a winner could not be declared because the number of collected PVCs at over 37,000 is more than the margin of lead for Governor Ahmadu Fintiri over his challenger Aishatu Ahmed.

Recall that the Returning Officer for Adamawa Prof Muhammed Mele of the University of Maiduguri, Borno State, had earlier rejected the manual result sheet from the Fufore Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

While the All Progressives Congress (APC) scored 26,329 and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled 21,721 in the result sheet, the INEC’s Result Viewing Portal (IReV) showed that the APC got 24,777 votes, and the PDP 20, 777.

But the collation officials rejected the results as declared by the local government returning officer and accepted that of the IReV as authentic one. They say the results as declared by the Fufore LGA returning officer did not tally with that on the IREV portal.

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Police nab 26 electoral offenders in Benue

The Police in Benue State said it arrested 26 people for electoral offences during the just-concluded governorship and House of Assembly elections.

On Monday, Police spokesperson, SP Catherine Anene, said despite series of engagements and warnings on the dangers of electoral offences, some still engaged in electoral violence on March 18.


Some election results in infographics


Zulum re-elected in Borno

By Ndahi Marama

The INEC Returning Officer in Borno state, Professor Jude Tsammani Rabo, Vice Chancellor, Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State, has declared Babagana Umara Zulum of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as governor-elect having polled 545,543 votes.

Zulum defeated his closest rival, PDP’s Mohammed Ali Jajari, who got 81,850 votes.


Catholic priest is Benue’s new Governor after landslide victory

By Peter Duru

The candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in Benue state, Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia, has been declared the winner of last Saturday’s governorship elections in the state by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

The APC candidate defeated his closest rival, Mr. Titus Uba, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who came a distant second, with a margin of 251,020 votes.

Declaring the result of the election, the State Returning Officer, Professor Farouk Kuta, said he was relying on the “provisions of section 24(1) of the Electoral Act 2022 and the Electoral Guideline of INEC to the declare the result of the election” despite the pending election in Kwande LGA.

Prof. Kuta stated that the APC candidate polled a total of 473,933 votes to defeat Mr. Uba of the PDP, who garnered a total of 223,913 votes.

The candidate of the Labour Party, LP,  Herman Hembe scored 41,881 votes to come third.

A breakdown of the result declared by the electoral body showed that the APC won in 17 local government areas of the 23 in the state, PDP took four, while LP took one.

The declared result also indicated that the total valid votes in the election stood at 756,903, the total votes cast was 768,404, while the rejected votes in the election stood at 11,499.


Breaking: APC candidate declared winner in Benue


APGA rejects Abia guber poll, alleges manipulations

By Steve Oko

The All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, Abia State, has rejected the results of the March 18 governorship election in the state declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

APGA, in statement by its Chairman, Rev. Augustine Ehiemere, alleged that “results so far announced did not in any way reflect the will of the good people of Abia, as demonstrated at the various polling units.”

The party said: “We are highly disappointed that the votes cast for our candidate, Professor Greg Ibe, were suppressed and not credited to him.

“Regrettably too, there were brazen irregularities including snatching of ballot papers, over voting in favour of the PDP, unprecedented manipulation and violence against the opposition.

“Most of the results were collated without recourse to BVAS machines, hence, they cannot be relied upon.”


‘We’re going to court’, Omo-Agege rejects Oborevwori’s victory

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, the governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Delta State, has described Sheriff Oborevwori’s victory as too fraudulent, damning and daring for it to be acceptable in any decent society, adding that he would challenge it in court.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had declared Sheriff Oborevwori, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate as the governor-elect following the March 18 governorship election.

According to the state’s Returning Officer, Professor Georgewill Abraham, PDP’s Oborevwori polled 360,234 votes; APC’s Omo-Agege, 240,229 and LP’s Ken Pela, 48,047.

However, reacting in a statement by Sunny Areh, his Chief Press Secretary, Senator Omo-Agege said the declaration was made despite the myriad of infractions and acts of impunity on the part of PDP in the course of the election.

He noted that the infractions were brought to the attention of INEC with ‘incontrovertible proof’.

Omo-Agege said the election was characterised by massive fraud, unprecedented vote buying and voter suppression perpetrated by the PDP.

He urged his supporters and APC faithful to be calm, assuring them that PDP’s “pyrrhic celebration of a stolen mandate will be short-lived,” and he (Omo-Agege) will be sworn in as governor on May 29.


Sinebe declared winner in Patani Constituency in Delta

By Chancel Sunday

The independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared the lawmaker representing Patani Constituency, Delta State, Hon. Emmanuel Sinebe of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, winner of the 2023 State House of Assembly elections.

Sinebe, who’s going for a second term scored 5, 533 votes to beat his closest contender, Barr Bolouwei Guanah of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who polled 4, 590 votes.


Governor Bala Mohammed wins Bauchi gubernatorial poll

By Charly Agwam Bauchi

Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed and gubernatorial candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has won Saturday’s governorship election in the State.

Governor Bala polled a total of 525,281 votes against that of the APC’s Air Marshall Saddique Abubakar who scored 432,272 votes.

The official results from all 20 local government areas are as follows:

Bauchi Official Governorship Election Result:


APC – 11,631
PDP – 13,454
NNPP – 3,571
LP – 33

Bauchi Official Governorship Election Result:


APC – 11,865
PDP – 13,693
NNPP – 3,253
LP – 17
PRP – 24
ZLP – 05
APP – 05
APM – 22

Registered Voters: 64,880

Accredited Voters: 29,309

Total valid Votes: 28,965

Rejected Votes: 335

Total votes cast: 29,300

Bauchi Official Governorship Election Result:


APC – 10,436
PDP – 16,589
NNPP – 3,365
LP – 174
PRP – 29

Registered Voters: 74,238

Accredited Voters: 31,209

Total valid Votes: 30,854

Rejected Votes: 353

Total votes cast: 31,307

Bauchi Official Governorship Election Result:


APC – 11,783
PDP – 20,416
NNPP – 1,812
LP – 19
PRP – 27

Registered Voters: 69,911

Accredited Voters: 35,344

Total valid Votes: 34,346

Rejected Votes: 211

Total votes cast: 34,557

Bauchi Official Governorship Election Result:


APC – 18,023
PDP – 14,145
NNPP – 1,114
LP – 05
PRP – 10
ZLP – 01

Registered Voters: 73,771

Accredited Voters: 33,702

Total valid Votes: 33,401

Rejected Votes: 287

Total votes cast: 33,688

Bauchi Official Governorship Election Result:


APC – 16,206
PDP – 18,778
NNPP – 2,913
LP – 17
PRP – 08
ZLP – 05

Registered Voters: 112,314

Accredited Voters: 38,826

Total valid Votes: 38,053

Rejected Votes: 594

Total votes cast: 38,647

Bauchi Official Governorship Election Result:


APC – 22,565
PDP – 21,558
NNPP – 1,841
LP – 09
PRP – 13
ZLP – 04

Registered Voters: 147,996

Accredited Voters: 47,800

Total valid Votes: 46,236

Rejected Votes: 812

Total votes cast: 47,048

Bauchi Official Governorship Election Result:


APC – 11,325
PDP – 13,307
NNPP – 4,395
LP – 79
PRP – 77
ZLP – 21

Registered Voters: 84,972

Accredited Voters: 31,518

Total valid Votes: 30,389

Rejected Votes: 895

Total votes cast: 31,284

Bauchi Official Governorship Election Result:


APC – 21,644
PDP – 25,373
NNPP – 2,536
LP – 14
PRP – 34

Registered Voters: 108,951

Accredited Voters: 51,717

Total valid Votes: 49751

Rejected Votes: 702

Total votes cast: 50,454

Bauchi Official Governorship Election Result:


APC – 19,637
PDP – 26,420
NNPP – 1,415
LP – 08
PRP – 13

Registered Voters: 124,366

Accredited Voters: 49,576

Total valid Votes: 47,605

Rejected Votes: 528

Total votes cast: 48,133

Bauchi Official Governorship Election Result:


APC – 17,606
PDP – 20,924
NNPP – 7,387
LP – 87
PRP – 25

Registered Voters: 125,770

Accredited Voters: 48,703

Total valid Votes: 46,881

Rejected Votes: 822

Total votes cast: 47,703

Bauchi Official Governorship Election Result:


APC – 11,596
PDP – 14,471
NNPP – 643
LP – 32
PRP – 14

Registered Voters: 67,971

Accredited Voters: 28,773

Total valid Votes: 28,317

Rejected Votes: 448

Total votes cast: 28,765

Bauchi Official Governorship Election Result:


APC – 23,544
PDP – 19,736
NNPP – 3359
LP – 45
PRP – 392

Registered Voters: 121,548

Accredited Voters: 49446

Total valid Votes: 47,540

Rejected Votes: 1023

Total votes cast: 48,473

Bauchi Official Governorship Election Result:


APC – 15,798
PDP – 34,387
NNPP – 2069
LP – 127
PRP – 135

Registered Voters: 151,551

Accredited Voters: 53,733

Total valid Votes: 52,852

Rejected Votes: 626

Total votes cast: 53,478

Bauchi Official Governorship Election Result:


APC – 23,795
PDP – 29,515
NNPP – 4,178
LP – 37
PRP – 55

Bauchi Official Governorship Election Result:


APC – 22,928
PDP – 35,100
NNPP – 3,166
LP – 183
PRP – 21
ZLP – 05

Registered voters: 153,849

Accredited voters: 62,733

Total valid votes: 62,027

Rejected votes: 659

Total votes cast: 62,686

Bauchi Official Governorship Election Result:


APC – 26,448
PDP – 16,351
NNPP – 1,820
LP – 42
PRP – 845
ZLP – 04

Registered voters: 130,880

Accredited voters: 48,284

Total valid votes: 46,491

Rejected votes: 912

Total votes cast: 47,403

Bauchi Official Governorship Election Result:


APC – 35,774
PDP – 25,218
NNPP – 2,376
LP – 37
PRP – 514

Registered voters: 188,254

Accredited voters: 66,296

Total valid votes: 64,728

Rejected votes: 1,404

Total votes cast: 66,132

Bauchi Official Governorship Election Result:


APC – 29,848
PDP – 65,456
NNPP – 3,634
LP – 88

Registered voters: 232,305

Accredited voters: 101,462

Total valid votes: 100,455

Rejected votes: 945

Total votes cast: 141,400

Bauchi Official Governorship Election Result:


APC – 69,850
PDP – 80,390
NNPP – 5,749
LP – 465
PRP – 307
ZLP – 87

Registered Voters: 459,359

Accredited Voters: 161,656

Total valid Votes: 158,909

Rejected Votes: 2418

Total votes cast: 161,327


Oborevwori sustains lead in 18 LGs, as collation of results resumes in Delta

…Omo-Agege wins 4 LGs, Ogboru, others nil

By Festus Ahon

Collation of the Delta State Governorship election resumed Monday morning at about 9:40 am with the announcement of results from Ughelli North Local Government Area, where the APC gubernatorial candidate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, polled 34,955 votes.

The PDP gubernatorial candidate, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori, scored 15,198 votes while the Labour Party candidate, Mr Ken Pela secured 1,438 votes. The collation of Ughelli North brought the total number of Local Government Areas so far announced to 22.

In all, PDP’s Sheriff Oborevwori has won in 18 Local Government Areas while APC’s Ovie Omo-Agege has won in four local government areas. Gubernatorial Candidate of APGA, Chief Great Ovedje Ogboru, Mr

The results as announced are:

Ika North-East results:

LP. -1,990


Aniocha North LG:

APC – 4,386

LP – 1,883

PDP – 8,938

Ndokwa East LG:

APC – 9,044

LP – 251

PDP – 10,146


APC 6,790

LP 4,495



APC 4,743

LP 85

PDP 6,069


APC 13,154

LP 1,886

PDP 9,746


APC 12,090

LP 1,458

PDP 15,217


APC 4,622

LP 5,107

PDP 10,032


APC 12,389

LP 6,340

PDP 9,776


APC 8,679

LP 1,155

PDP 14,544


APC 4728

LP 100

PDP 12340

Ethiope East LG:

APC 11,600

APGA 2,214

LP 530

PDP 13,030

Oshimili North LG:

APC 5,329

LP 2,983

PDP 35,966

Warri South LG:

APC 11,569

LP 3,743

PDP 15,299

Oshimili South LG
APC – 4,763
LP – 10,148
PDP – 23,149

Isoko North LGA

APC – 10,811
LP – 894
PDP – 15,899

Ethiope West LG:

APC 6758
LP 304
PDP 7065


APC 34,955

LP 1,438

PDP 15,198

Isoko South LG:

APC 15,954

LP 492

PDP 19,963


APC 7,591

LP 791

PDP 14,640

Ndokwa West LG:

APC 10,252

LP 935

PDP 15,539


Winners emerge in Burutu Constituency 1,2 in Delta

By Chancel Sunday

Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Burutu Constituency 1, Delta State, Mr. Anthony Ebitonmo Alapala, has defeated the incumbent lawmaker, Hon. Asupa Forteta of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2023 State House of Assembly elections in Burutu local government area of the state.

This is just as Hon. Pereotu Oloye of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, emerged winner in Burutu Constituency 2, who defeated his closest contender, Mr. Enetimi Biriala Government of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Mr. Alapala, who contested with the incumbent and lost in the 2019 general elections, was declared the winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, yesterday, after polling 7, 296 votes to beat Forteta, who scored 6, 416 votes.

In the same vein, Hon. Oloye of the PDP polled 5, 493 votes to beat Mr. Government of the APC, who scored 5, 061 votes.


Oyo assembly election: PDP wins 28 seats, APC clinches 4 seats

By Adeola Badru, Ibadan

Following the conduct of the House of Assembly Election in Oyo State on Saturday, the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has produced twenty-eight elected members of the assembly, while the opposition, All Progressives Congressive, APC, has four elected members for the assembly.

The full list of the elected house of assembly members in the state comprised of:

PDP Members-elect:

  1. Hon Yusuf Adebisi – Ibadan South West I – (Returning member)
  2. Rt Hon Adebo Edward Ogundoyin– Ibarapa East – (Returning member)
  3. Hon Adebayo Babajide Gabriel – Ibadan North II – (Returning member)
  4. Hon Kehinde Olatunde Taofik – Akinyele II – (Returning member)
  5. Hon Onaolapo Sanjo Adedoyin – Ogbomoso South – (Returning member).
  6. Hon Olajide Akintunde Emmanuel – Lagelu – (Returning member)
  7. Akande Opeyemi Modiu – Ibadan South East 1 – (New member)

8.  Ogunsola Anthony Oladejo – Iwajowa – (New member)

  1. Hon Bamidele Adeola – Iseyin/Itesiwaju – (Returning member)
  2. Bisi Oluranti Oyewo-micheal – Ogbomoso North State Constituency – ( New member)
  3. Olayinka Ayobami Omikunle – Ibadan South East II – (New member)
  4. Hon Olusola Adewale Owolabi – Ibadan North East II – (Returning member)

13.  Babalola Abiodun Oluwaseun – Ibadan North East 1 – (New member)

  1. Hon Abiodun Aderemi Fadeyi – Ona Ara – (Returning member)
  2. Hon Olasunkanmi Samson Babalola – Egbeda – (Returning member)
  3. Hon Peter Gbadegesin Ojedokun – Ibarapa North/Central – (Retuning member)
  4. Hon Saminu Riliwan Gbadamosi – Saki East Atisbo (Returning member)
  5. Lekan Abiola – Akinyele I – (New member)
  6. Dauda Olalere – Ibadan North West – (New member)
  7. Comforter Olajide – Ibadan North I – (New member)
  8. Hon Mabaje Razak – Ido – (Returning member)
  9. Hon Oluwafemi Fowokanmi – Ibadan South West II – (Returning member)
  10. Waheed Akintayo  – Oluyole – (New member)
  11. Oladeji Oparinde  – Afijio – (New member)

25.  Olorunpoto Rahman – Oyo East/Oyo West – (New member)

26.  Ogundele Johnson Akintola – Oriire – (New member)

  1. Abideen Adéòye – Ogo-Oluwa /Surulere – (New member)

28.  Hon Gbenga Oyekola – Atiba – (Returning member)

APC Members-elect:

  1. Ibraheem Shittu – Saki West – (New member)
  2. Abdulazeez Musbau – Kajola – (New member)
  3. Jimoh Lukman – Oorelope – (New member)
  4. Ayinde Waliu –  Irepo/Olorunsogo – (New member)


Sule wins Guber seat in Nasarawa

By David Odama

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state has been declared the winner of the governorship election held last Saturday.

Announcing the results this morning in Lafia, the state returning officer, Professor Tanko Ishaya, Sule having pulled the highest votes, spread, and having satisfied the law, is declared the winner of the election in Nasarawa State.

Recalled that Governor Sule had pulled a total of 347,209 to defeat his closest rival, Dr David Emmanuel Ombugadu of the People’s Democratic party PDP who scored 283,016 votes.


INEC declares NNPP winner of Kano guber

By Bashir Bello

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared the New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP, governorship candidate, Abba Kabir Yusuf, winner of last Saturday’ election in Kano State.

Yusuf defeated his close rival, the All Progressive Congress, APC, candidate, Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, with a margin of over 100,000 votes.

The INEC Returning Officer for the election, Prof. Ahmad Doko Ibrahim, declared the results at the Kano Collation Centre, INEC headquarters in Kano.

Yusuf polled1,019,602 while the candidate of APC, Nasir Yusuf Gawuna polled 890,705 to come second.


In case you missed it: Summary of Lagos results

A- 800





APC- 762,134




LP – 312,329



PDP- 62,449




Returning Officer – Prof. Adenike Oladiji 

Registered Voters: 7,060,195

Accredited Voters– 1,182,620

Total Valid Votes – 1,155,678

Rejected Votes – 17,953

Total Votes Cast – 1,173,631


Kaduna results

The results by local government areas as announced by INEC in Kaduna State are as follows so far :

Kaura LGA

APC: 7,748

LP: 12,950

NNPP: 618

PDP: 15,108

PDP  wins

Giwa LGA

APC: 30,773

LP: 221

NNPP: 547

PDP: 28,869

APC wins

Sanga LGA

APC: 12,338

LP: 2,135

NNPP: 457

PDP: 13,119

PDP  wins

Kajuru LGA

APC: 8,271

LP: 1,773


PDP: 23,125

PDP  wins

Jaba LGA


LP: 2,871

NNPP: 174

PDP: 14,616

PDP wins

Makarfi LGA

APC: 25,670

LP: 278

NNPP: 532

PDP: 26,128

PDP  wins

Ikara LGA

APC: 29,066

LP: 692

NNPP: 550

PDP: 28,612

APC wins


APC 44,406

PDP 33,553

LP 972

NNPP 2706



APC 39,855

PDP 26,627

LP 604

NNPP 102



APC 78659

PDP 47091

LP 672

NNPP 2567


Kaduna South LGA

APC 69170

PDP 42604

LP 2292

NNPP 1048


Kaduna North LGA

APC  65,782

PDP 33120

LP 1042

NNPP 4307


Chikun LGA

APC 19979

PDP 89946

LP 4770

NNPP 377



APC 74,974

PDP 40,681

LP 178

NNPP 1117


By Ibrahim Hassan-Wuyo 


Akwa Ibom: PDP’s Akpabio wins

By Chioma Onuegbu, Uyo

THE candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, state House of Assembly poll, Prince Ukpong Akpabio, has been declared winner for Essien Udim state constitency seat by the Independent National Electoral Commissíon, INEC.

Akpabio, polled a total of 15,073 votes to defeat the candidates of APC and YPP, who scored total of 11, 057and 7,217 votes respectively.

He is nephew of Senator Godswill Akpabio, a former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, and Senator-elect of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Akwa Ibom North West senatorial district.

Other State House of Assembly results so far obtained showed that the PDP also won Nsit Atai, Urueoffong Oruko, Esit EKet/Ibeno, and Ukanfun and Onna.

For Urueoffong/Oruko, PDP’s Mrs. Precious Selong polled a total of 4,791 votes to win. The APC scored 3,425, and YPP scored 3022.

Also Prince Anefiok Attah of the PDP won Nsit Atai state constituency seat with a total of 10,215 votes, while the APC and YPP candidates scored total of 3,371 and 1,478 votes respectively.

The member-elect for Onna state consituency, Sunday Udofot Johnny, scored a total of 18, 731 votes, the APC 1,358 votes and YPP 1, 731 votes.

Again, Elder Emem Udom of PDP polled 11,821 votes to emerge winner of Ukanafun state Assembly seat, while APC scored 5,663 votes and YPP scored 1,186 votes.

In the same vein, Engr. Udobia Udo of PDP won Esit Eket /Ibeno state Assembly poll with a total of 15, 618 votes, while the APC polled a total of 3,203 votes and YPP got 3533 votes.


Adamawa boils as INEC stops declaration of governorship results

By Umar Yusuf, Yola

Yola, the Adamawa state capital is in turmoil as political thugs and miss grants unleash terror, attacks and all sorts of criminal tendencies on the citizens following the inability of INEC to declare the governorship election results.

Trouble began at the Collation Center in INEC headquarters a moment after the Returning Officer of the poll, Professor Mohammed Mele announced the shifting of the declaration of the results to Monday morning at about 1 am.


Tension in Kano collation centre as INEC Returning Officer requests 2hrs recess

By Bashir Bello, KANO

There was a mild drama at the Kano governorship Collation Centre as the INEC Returning Officer, Prof. Ahmad Doko Ibrahim requested 2 hours of recess.

The INEC Returning Officer for the election, Prof. Ahmad Doko Ibrahim had requested 2 hours to enable him to have a conducive environment to himself to compute the results and also look into the cancellation cases emanating from incidences recorded from various polling units.


INEC declares Kebbi governorship election inconclusive

By Haruna Aliyu

INEC’s REC in Kebbi Professor Yusuf Saidu, has declared the governorship election in Kebbi state inconclusive over what he described as irregularities which marred elections in 18 local government areas of the state

The returning officer quoted some sections from the electoral law which gave him the power to declare the results inconclusive.


INEC declares APC’s Sanwo-Olu winner of 2023 Lagos governorship election

By Olasunkanmi Akoni and Olayinka Ajayi

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as Govermor-elect of the Saturday poll.

Sanwo-Olu polled a total of 762,134, votes to defeat his closest, Labour Party, LP Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour and Dr Olajide Adediran of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP. LP. polled 312,329 votes while PDP. 62,449 votes


Sanwo-Olu extends hands of fellowship to Rhodes-Vivour, Jandor

By Olasunkanmi Akoni

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has expressed readiness to work with other contestants in the just concluded Governorship polls, saying no winner, no vanquished.

Sanwo-Olu stated this in his Acceptance Speech after being declared as the 15 elected Governor of Lagos State by Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.


Chimaroke Nnamani loses Senatorial seat to Labour Party in Enugu

By Anayo Okoli

Former Governor of Enugu State, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani has lost his reelection bid in Enugu East Senatorial district to Labour Party candidate, Sir Kelvin Chukwu.

The LP candidate polled 69, 136 to beat Chimaroke of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who scored 48, 701 votes.


Gov Mohammed leads APC with 49,592 votes in Bauchi so far

By Charly Agwam – Bauchi

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State and the gubernatorial candidate of the People’s Democratic Party is leading the main opposition All Progressives Congress with 49,592 votes after INEC’s declaration of 14 local government results in Bauchi on Sunda.

Governor Mohammed who has so far polled 273,251 votes is leading his closest rival from the APC, Air Marshall Saddique Abubakar who has so far gotten 223,659 votes.


INEC postpones collation of Abia guber results till Monday

By Steve Oko

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has adjourned the collation of results of the Abia State governorship election till 9:00 am Monday morning.

State Presiding Officer of the election, and Vice-Chancellor, of the Federal University of Technology Owerri, FUTO, Professor Nnenna Oti, announced the adjournment around 7:15 pm Sunday shortly after the Collation team returned from three -hour break.


APC wins 13 of 17 LGAs in Benue; collation continues tomorrow

By Peter Duru

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Rev. Fr Hyacinth Alia, has extended his lead in the governorship results released by Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, from 17 Local Government areas of the state to 156,736 votes.

Results released from six more LGAs including Gboko, Ohimini, Guma, Ushongo, Ogbadibo and Oju indicated that the APC candidate won in five LGAs with additional 133,407 votes, while the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate Titus Uba won in Guma with additional 71,363 votes.

The tally of votes so far garnered by both candidates shows that the APC candidate has scored 327,962 votes while the PDP candidate has polled 171,223 votes.
Below are the results from the additional six LGAs that brought the total number of released governorship results to 17.


APC – 53,985
LP – 1,493
PDP – 18,773

Registered Voters: 249,636
Accredited voters: 77,230

Valid votes cast: 75,316
Rejected votes:  1,261
Votes cast: 76,577

Ohimini LGA

APC – 7,233
LP – 973
PDP – 6,785

Registered Voters: 46,713
Accredited voters: 15,918

Valid votes cast: 15,751
Rejected votes: 157
Votes cast: 15,908

Guma LGA

APC – 15,371
LP – 535
PDP – 22,083

Registered Voters: 114,054
Accredited voters:  38,889 

Valid votes cast: 38,239
Rejected votes: 505
Votes cast: 38,744

Ushongo LGA

APC – 31,946
LP – 913
PDP – 8,879

Registered Voters: 111,769
Accredited voters:  43,228

Valid votes cast: 42,655
Rejected votes: 566
Votes cast: 43,221

Ogbadibo LGA

APC – 7,627
LP – 405
PDP – 6,032

Registered Voters: 72,231
Accredited voters:  16,242

Valid votes cast: 15,843
Rejected votes:  399
Votes cast: 16,242

APC – 17,245
LP – 1,611
PDP –  8,811

Registered Voters:  110,166
Accredited voters: 28,576 

Valid votes cast: 28,142
Rejected votes:  433
Votes cast: 28,575

Meanwhile the collation of results from the remaining five LGAs would be done Monday.


Results from Nasarawa State

Keana LGA

APC – 9,598

PDP – 7,173


APC – 25,136

PDP – 29,467


LP – 38

SDP- 23

NNPP1- 304


APC – 27,737

PDP – 11,995
NNPP – 644

Nassarawa Eggon LGA

APC -16,692

PDP- 36,825


APC – 18,182

PDP -19,045

By David Odama


Gov Zulum leads

By Ndahi Marama

The incumbent Borno State governor, Professor Babagaba Zulum, is leading in seven local governments so far declared.

The local government arears are Mafa, Dikwa, Nganzai, Jere, Guzamala, Kaga and Magumeri.

Zulum has 132,526 votes. His closest opponent, Ali Jajari of PDP, has 5,144 votes.

The Borno State INEC Returning Officer, Professor Jude Rabo, Vice Chancellor, Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State, announced outcome at the Borno State INEC Collation Centre, Kashim Ibrahim College of Education Maiduguri:

APC – 132,526

PDP – 5,144

NNPP – 0

LP – 84


Bayelsa Assembly: PDP clinches 10 seats, APGA 2, APC 2

By Emem Idio,

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has clinched ten seats in the 14 state constituencies so far released by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

According to the results released by INEC, on Sunday, the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, won two seats each.

As at press time, results from the remaining ten state constituencies are still been awaited.

The state has twenty-four state constituencies.


PDP leads with 28,147 in Kaduna 

By Ibrahim Hassan-Wuyo 

The major opposition party in Kaduna, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is in the early lead with 28,147  votes. 

The Collation was ongoing at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters in Kaduna and commenced at about 2:20 pm. So far, results has been released from seven local government areas of Kaura, Giwa, Sanga, Kajuru, Makarfi, Ikara, and Jaba.

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has won in Giwa and Ikara, while the PDP  won in five LGAs, of Kaura, Sanga, Kajuru, Jaba, and Makarfi.

The results by local government areas

Kaura LGA

APC: 7,748

LP: 12,950

NNPP: 618

PDP: 15,108

Giwa LGA

APC: 30,773

LP: 221

NNPP: 547

PDP: 28,869

Sanga LGA

APC: 12,338

LP: 2,135

NNPP: 457

PDP: 13,119

Kajuru LGA

APC: 8,271

LP: 1,773


PDP: 23,125

Jaba LGA


LP: 2,871

NNPP: 174

PDP: 14,616

Makarfi LGA

APC: 25,670

LP: 278

NNPP: 532

PDP: 26,128

Ikara LGA

APC: 29,066

LP: 692

NNPP: 550

PDP: 28,612

PDP = 149,577

APC = 121,430

Difference 28,147


Gov’ship results from Bauchi


APC – 17,606
PDP – 20,924
NNPP – 7,387
LP – 87
PRP – 25

Registered Voters: 125,770

Accredited Voters: 48,703

Total valid Votes: 46,881

Rejected Votes: 822

Total votes cast: 47,703


More gov’ship results from Sokoto

Kebbe LGA
APC 14902
PDP 14619

Sokoto South LGA

APC 37114
PDP 33363


Guber polls: INEC declares PDP winner in Akwa Ibom

By Harris Emanuel & Chioma Onuegbu

The ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has won the 2023 Gubernatorial polls in a grand style, polling a total vote of 354, 348 to beat 17 other political parties in the state.

In the results announced by the State Returning Officer, Professor Emmanuel Adigioh Vice Chancellor, Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko, Delta State Young Progressive Party came a distant second with 136,262 votes, while the All Progressive Congress came third position polling total votes of 129,602.

The Young Progressive Party won in two local government areas of Ibiono Ibom and Ikono.

The PDP equally won Essien Udim, the stronghold of Senator Godswill Akpabio, an APC chieftain, and Senator-Elect on the platform of APC.

A breakdown of the results is as fo)ow:
A – 437
AA- 181
AAC – 393
ADC- 1685
ADP- 642
APC- 129, 602
APGA- 311
APM- 381
APP- 121
BP- 141
LP- 4746
NNPP- 12509
NRM- 861
PDP- 354,348
PRP- 288
SDP- 442
YPP- 136,262
ZLP- 728

Total valid votes: 644, 080
Rejected votes: 12342
Total votes cast:656,422
Accredited votes: 657,959
Total numbers of registered voters: 2357418


Ogun Assembly:26-years-old Kashamu’s son, Rasheed wins

By James Ogunnaike, Abeokuta

Rasheed Kashamu, son of the late Senator Buruji Kashamu has been announced the winner of the House of Assembly election into Ijebu North Constituency 1.

He polled 10, 004 to defeat the incumbent member of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon. Sylvester ‘Niyi Abiodun, of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

At 26, the younger Kashamu will probably be the youngest House of Assembly Member in Ogun state and nationwide in this dispensation.

Kashamu has a B.Sc in International Business and Management from Brunel University, London. He also has a Master of Science degree in International Finance and Investment from the University of Surrey.


NNPP won 8 out of 12 LG results released so far in Kano

…NNPP Campaign DG, Makoda fails to deliver LG

By Bashir Bello

The gubernatorial candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP, Abba Yusuf Kabir, has won eight out of twelve Local Government Areas released so far by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

This was as the All Progressive Congress candidate, Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, won the remaining four LGAs.

Results of Kano State governorship election

Rano LGA: NNPP won

Registered voters: 85,893
Accredited voters: 36,780

APC: 17,090
NNPP: 18,040
PDP: 225
ADP: 80

Valid: 35,899
Rejected: 439
Total vote cast: 36,338

4 PU recorded disruption and over voting

Rogo LGA: NNPP won

Registered voters: 117,162
Accredited voters: 30,647

APC: 11,112
NNPP: 18,559
PDP: 124
ADP: 42

Valid: 30,065
Rejected: 336
Total vote cast: 30,401

Cancellation of 36 PUs across 5 wards due to violence

Makoda LGA: APC won

Registered voters: 75,487
Accredited voters: 31,601

APC: 15,006
NNPP: 13,956
PDP: 101
ADP: 83

Valid: 29,383
Rejected: 221
Total vote cast: 29,604

Cancellation in 6 RAs and 13 PUs
Votes affected – 7,176

Kunchi LGA: APC won

Registered voters: 62,928
Accredited voters: 25,306

APC: 13,215
NNPP: 10,674
PDP: 39
ADP: 62

Valid: 24,385
Rejected: 367
Total vote cast: 24,752

Cancellation in 7 RA and 9 PUs due to
4,932 affected votes

Wudil LGA: NNPP won

Registered voters: 116,966
Accredited voters: 45,335

APC: 20,299
NNPP: 21,740
PDP: 118

Valid: 43,663
Rejected: 770
Total vote cast: 44,433

Cancellation in 4 RAs involving 5 PUs
Affected votes – 3971

Karaye LGA: NNPP won

Registered voters: 85,557
Accredited voters: 32,172

APC: 14,515
NNPP: 15,838
PDP: 77
ADP: 63

Valid: 30,912
Rejected: 427
Total vote cast: 31,339

Cancellation in 17 PUs
3,589 affected votes

Minjibir LGA: NNPP won

Registered voters: 94,186
Accredited voters: 37,718

APC: 16,039
NNPP: 17,575
PDP: 189
ADP: 148

Valid: 35,916
Rejected: 991
Total vote cast: 36,907

Albasu LGA: NNPP won

Registered voters: 101,038
Accredited voters: 38,305

APC: 16,959
NNPP: 19,952
PDP: 293
ADP: 55

Valid: 37,376
Rejected: 197
Total vote cast: 37,573

Cancellation in 4 RAs involving 10 PUs due to disruption and overvoting

Tsanyawa LGA: APC won

Registered voters: 80,477
Accredited voters: 36,557

APC: 18,746
NNPP: 16,769
PDP: 71
ADP: 78

Valid: 36,060
Rejected: 436
Total vote cast: 36,496

Cancellation in 2 RAs involving 30 PUs

Gabasawa LGA: NNPP won

Total registered voters: 87,374
Accredited voters: 39,461

APC – 17,584
ADP – 91
NNPP – 19,507
PDP – 1,269

Total valid votes: 38,935
Rejected votes: 475
Total votes cast: 39,410

Cancellations in 4 wards involving 5 PUs with total number of PVCs collected at 2,637. Reason: Violence.

Ajingi LGA: NNPP won

Total registered voters: 87,420
Accredited voters: 32,678

APC – 14,438
ADP – 306
NNPP – 15,422
PDP – 103

Total valid votes: 31,437
Rejected votes: 724
Total votes cast: 32,161

Cancellation involving 8 PUs across 5 wards with total PVC collected 4,921. Reasons: Over-voting and violence.

Shanono LGA: APC won

Registered voters: 75,981
Accredited voters: 32,067

APC: 17,249
NNPP: 13,650
PDP: 272

Valid: 31,591
Rejected: 451
Total vote cast: 32,042

Cancellation affects 2 RAs involving 2 PUs due to over voting and destruction of voting materials

More results…


Gov’ship results from Sokoto

Gada LGA

APC 19969
PDP 18434

Goronyo LGA
APC 16567
PDP 17323


PDP Agbu in Early Lead, Clears 4 Taraba local govt

By Femi Bolaji

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Taraba state, Kefas Agbu, has cleared four local government results of the governorship election announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC so far.

Below is a breakdown of the results from the four LGAs.

Ardo Kola

PDP – 15034
APC -2343
NNPP- 14577
SDP – 1607


PDP – 20182
APC – 7299
NNPP- 2919
SDP – 254


PDP – 11880
APC – 5282
NNPP- 4072
SDP – 3328


PDP – 13368
APC – 5079
NNPP- 10196
SDP – 631


Results from Gudu local govt in Sokoto
Gubernatorial Eleçtion

APC 12118
PDP 10718


PDP’s Oborevwori in early lead, wins 12 LGs in Delta

By Festus Ahon

Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori, Sunday, maintained his early lead in 12 out of the 14 local government areas so far announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

In the results from the 14 Local Government Areas announced by the State Collation Officer, Prof Georgewill Owuneri, the PDP Gubernatorial Candidate, Chief Sheriff Oborevwori, won in 12 local Government Areas, while the APC governorship candidate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege won in two local government areas.

The Collation began at 9am Sunday morning with the announcement of result from Aniocha North, where the PDP candidate, Rt Hon Sheriff Oborevwori polled 8,938 to votes, the gubernatorial candidate of the APC, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, scored 4,386.

The results as announced are:

Ika North-East results:

LP. -1,990


Aniocha North LG:

APC – 4,386

LP – 1,883

PDP – 8,938

Ndokwa East LG:

APC – 9,044

LP – 251

PDP – 10,146


APC 6,790

LP 4,495



APC 4,743

LP 85

PDP 6,069


APC 13,154

LP 1,886

PDP 9,746


APC 12,090

LP 1,458

PDP 15,217


APC 4,622

LP 5,107

PDP 10,032


APC 12,389

LP 6,340

PDP 9,776


APC 8,679

LP 1,155

PDP 14,544


APC 4728

LP 100

PDP 12340

Ethiope East LG:

APC 11,600

APGA 2,214

LP 530

PDP 13,030

Oshimili North LG:

APC 5,329

LP 2,983

PDP 35,966

Warri South LG:

APC 11,569

LP 3,743

PDP 15,299


Gov’ship election results from Illela local govt, Sokoto

APC 23, 484
PDP 19, 169


Results from Abia

By Ugochukwu Alaribe

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared Hon. Solomon Akpulonu and Chief Erondu Uchenna Erondu, both of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the winner of the Obingwa East and Obingwa West state constituencies in the Abia State House of Assembly.

Returning Officer for Obingwa East Constituency said Akpulonu polled 7,772 to defeat his closest rival, Peter Azubuike of the Labour Party, who scored 1,636.

He stated that Prince Matthew Chilaka of the YPP got 1, 257 while Daniel Mbonu of APGA scored 450 votes.

In Obingwa West state constituency, Returning Officer, Wokocha David said the PDP candidate, Erondu Uchenna Erondu polled 13,769, while the Labour Party, Mrs Victoria Onwubiko, scored 3,028.


Results from Shagari LGA Sokoto state


APC 14264
PDP 13893


Bayelsa State Assembly Elections results

Kolokuma/Opokuma Constituency I

Candidate Elect: WERINIPRE PAMOH
Party: PDP
Votes: 7,536

Party: APGA
Votes: 1,474

Party: APC
Votes: 1,314

Kolokuma/Opokuma Constituency II

Candidate Elect: FAFI WISDOM
Party: PDP
Votes: 6,708

Party: APC
Votes: 3,362


INEC declares Kwara Speaker, 26-year-old Rukayat Shittu Winners of Assembly election

By Demola Akinyemi, Ilorin

Speaker of Kwara state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Yakubu Danladi-Salihu, has been re-elected
to represent Ilesha-Gwanara state constituency in the Assembly election results released by INEC on Sunday.

Also, a 26-year-old former Senate President of Congress of NOUN Students (CONS) at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Rukayat Shittu has been declared winner as a fresh member of the Kwara state House of Assembly.

In the result announced by the INEC returning officer, Professor Hakeem Ijaya, Rukayat who contested on the platform of APC scored 7,521 votes to beat her
PDP rival polled 6,957 votes in the Saturday House of Assembly election.

Rukayat will represent Owode/Onire constituency in Asa local government of Kwara State House of Assembly.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the Kwara state Speaker, Rt. Hon Yakubu Danladi-Salihu of the APC winner of the Ilesha-Gwanara state constituency said he edged out his main contestant, Usman Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Declaring the result at the collation center for the Ilesha/Gwanara constituency at the Gwanara LGEA primary school, the Returning Officer, Dr. Adewale Rafiu, said Danladi-Salihu polled 14, 949 votes while his closest rival, Usman Abubakar of the PDP got 2,072 votes.

With this result, Danladi-Salihu has now won the seat of the Ilesha-Gwanara constituency for a second term.


Gov Ahmad Fintiri leads in Adamawa

10 local governments of the 21 council areas have been released by INEC at its collation center.

Of the number, the PDP flagbearer and incumbent Governor Ahmad Fintiri clinched 6 while Senator Aishstu Binani of the APC got 4.

Mubi North
APC. 32,342
PDP. 17,469

APC. 9,372
PDP. 19104

APC. 11,798
PDP 22, 958


APC. 21,605
PDP. 17, 883


APC. 12589
PDP. 14867

Mayo Belwa
APC. 23,576
PDP. 20,239

ApC. 19,665
PDP. 19,866

APC. 20,889
PDP. 22, 933


APC. 14,122
PDP 18,427

APC. 13,242
PDP. 12,792


More results from Lagos


APC – 17,576
LP – 34,860
PDP – 1,809

Registered voters – 331,215
Accredited voters – 55,442

Total valid votes – 54,763
Rejected votes – 573
Total votes cast – 55,336

Cancellation in 30 polling units with over 16 thousand voters


All 31 Akwa Ibom LGAs results


APC – I,673

LP- 55

NNPP- 349

PDP- 19,359

YPP- 1053

Registered voters- 68584

Accredited voters- 22993

Total valid votes- 22698

Total Votes cast- 22990


APC – 3,599

PDP-  7,260

YPP- 3061

Registered voters- 58713

Accredited voters- 14855

Total valid votes- 1449

Total votes cast- 14855

APC-  7921

PDP- 11560

YPP- 897

NNPP- 166

Registered voters – 67694

Accredited- 21178

Total Valid votes- 20826

Votes cast- 21166


APC- 3164

PDP- 6295

YPP- 2624

Valid Votes-12470

Votes cast- 12909


APC – 1502

PDP-  11343

YPP- 13909.

Total votes cast- 27375


APC- 5, 623

LP-  96

PDP- 12, 740

YPP- 3, 760

Valid votes- 27, 176

Total Votes cast- – 23, 996


APC-  904

LP- 53

NNPP- 62

PDP- 5626

YPP- 1932

Registered voters- 40079

Accredited Voters- 890

Total Valid votes -;8,686

Votes cast- 8, 892


APC- 3164

PDP- 6295

YPP- 1624

Valid votes- 12, 470

Votes cast- 12, 909


APC- 622

PDP- 5180

YPP- 1538

Valid votes- 7,558

Votes cast- 7,710


APC- 2486

PDP- 10950

YPP- 932

Accredited voters-24319

Valid Votes- 23888

Votes cast- 24,314


APC- 2,360



Valid votes- 18752

Votes cast– 19215



PDP- 9, 549

YPP- 1,765


APC- 4,770

PDP- 20, 658

YPP- 4151

Accredited Voters- 31518

Valid votes -30748

Votes cast- 31, 251


APC- 4, 100

PDP- 15, 439

LP- 74

NNPP- 335

YPP- 3,866

Accredited voter’s- 24, 525

Valid votes- 24,059

Votes cast- 24, 525


APC- 883

PDP- 10048

YPP- 6,325

Accredited voters- 18142

 Valid votes- 17504

Votes cast- 17716


APC- 2,006

PDP- 3,959

YPP- 1,475

Accredited voters-

Valid votes-

Votes cast-


APC- 5036

LP- 33

NNPP- 496


YPP– 2124

Accredited voters- I9741

Valid votes- 19, 159

Votes cast- 19,474


APC- 4,368

 LP- 55

NNPP- 269

PDP- 7,383


Registered voters- 62, 935

Accredited voters- 15, 148

Valid votes- 14,631

Votes cast- 14,953


APC- 3,303

LP- 219

NNPP- 287


YPP- 2,695

Registered- 73, 972

Accredited voters- 21,402

Valid votes- 20,916

Votes cast- 21,398


APC- 3,418




YPP- 1,818

Registered voters- 49,723

Accredited voters- 15,979

Valid votes-15,750

Votes cast-15, 969


APC-11, 833

LP- 90

NNPP- 916

PDP- 13, 754

YPP- 7,601

Registered voters-11,475

Accredited voters- 34, 933

Valid votes-34,466

Votes cast- 34, 927


APC-6, 743

NNPP- 397

PDP-16, 381


Registered voters-112,958

Accredited voters- 28,078

Valid votes- 27, 578

Votes cast- 28, 047


APC- 1,733

LP- 48

NNPP- 81

PDP- 15, 910

YPP- 1,782

Registered voters-75, 696

Accredited voters- 20149

Valid votes- 19718

Votes cast- 20,105


APC- 7737




Registered voters-96, 707

Accredited voters-26, 735

Valid votes-26, 318

Votes cast-26, 721


APC- 3471




YPP- 2,332

Registered voters- 42, 349

Accredited voters- 11,474

Valid votes- 11,212

Votes cast-11,420


APC-11, 249



PDP- 12,847


Registered voters-99, 792

Accredited voters- 30, 845

Valid votes- 30,123

Votes cast- 30, 845


APC- 6848





Registered voters-91, 381

Accredited voters- 29, 177

Valid votes-28,502

Votes cast-29,177


APC -4,022



PDP-10, 884


Reg Voters- 57398

Accredited voters-17943

Valid votes- 17,719

Votes cast- 17,929


APC- 4,167

LP- 22

NNPP- 60

PDP- 6, 635

YPP- 1,128

Registered voters-57, 329

Accredited voters- 12,529

Valid votes- 12,141

Votes cast- 12,517


APC- 2,908

LP- 07

NNPP- 160

PDP- 4,361


Registered voters-44, 537

Accredited voters- 9,022

Valid votes-8,807

Votes cast- 9,020


APC- 398

LP- 29



YPP- 21,992

Registered voters-100,619

Accredited voters- 30,631

Valid votes-30,101

Votes cast-30,631

Rejected votes- 530


APC- 8,267



PDP- 25,149

YPP- 13,810

Registered voters- 243, 676

Accredited voters-53, 990

Valid votes-52, 678

Votes cast-53,990

Rejected votes- 1312

By Chioma Onuegbu


Sanwo-Olu ahead in Lagos

APC – 3,7760
LP – 1,317
PDP – 1,783

Registered voters 200,848
Accredited voters – 41,626

Total valid votes – 41,234
Rejected votes – 389
Total votes cast – 41,623


APC – 21007
LP – 4157
PDP – 2487

Registered voters – 196,950
Accredited voters – 28,867

Total valid votes – 28,322
Rejected votes – 513
Total votes cast – 28,835


APC – 29614
LP – 1515
PDP – 3272

Registered voters – 160,124
Accredited voters – 35,103

Total valid votes – 34,790
Rejected votes – 313
Total votes cast – 35,103

APC – 35,845
LP – 8,486
PDP – 3,176

Registered voters – 365,885
Accredited voters – 48,998

Total valid votes – 48,284
Rejected votes – 680
Total votes cast – 48,964

APC – 39798
LP – 19821
PDP – 2607

Registered voters: – 394,918
Accredited voters – 64,230

Total valid votes – 63,200
Rejected votes – 1,037
Total votes cast – 64,230

APC – 32273
LP – 15174
PDP – 1616

Registered voters – 339,879
Accredited voters – 51,199

Total valid votes – 49,899
Rejected votes – 686
Total votes cast – 50,585

Cancellation at 3 units
Collected PVcs for Ikeja 299, 909

APC – 52249
LP – 11759
PDP – 4006

Registered voters – 394,463
Accredited voters – 70,028

Total valid votes – 68,952
Rejected votes – 959
Total votes cast – 69,911

3 cancellations owing to overvoting two units and one disruption

Total Pvcs collected 364192

APC – 42451
LP – 28069
PDP – 2200

Registered voters – 401,846
Accredited voters – 75,798

Total valid votes – 74,001
Rejected votes – 990
Total votes cast – 74,991

Cancellations at 8 polling units
Total PVCs collected in Surulere – 357,326

APC – 19369
LP – 3785
PDP – 3189

Registered voters – 134,496
Accredited voters – 27,480

Total valid votes – 26,580
Rejected votes – 899
Total votes cast – 27,479

Cancellation at 2 polling units Lakowe and Abijo due to disruption & burning of BVAS machines and ballot boxes at Lakowe
Community primary school Abijo, ballot papers and boxes burnt.

Total PVCs at Ibeju Lekki124,149

APC – 38682
LP – 13020
PDP – 2262

Registered voters – 399,938
Accredited voters – 55,322

Total valid votes – 54,783
Rejected votes – 539
Total votes cast – 55,322

Cancellation at a ward due to overvoting
Total collected PVCs 32,1182

APC – 41,482
LP – 4,863
PDP – 5,472

Registered voters – 227,914
Accredited voters – 53,462

Total valid votes – 52,612
Rejected votes – 818
Total votes cast – 53,430


APC – 26,021
LP – 9,999
PDP – 2,362

Registered voters – 253,546
Accredited voters – 39,836

Total valid votes – 39,084
Rejected votes – 751
Total votes cast – 39,835

Cancellation at 3 polling units, Epetedo2 and Owaya 1 due to disruption and snatching of ballot boxes
Total PVCs in Lagos Mainland – 215,200

APC – 83,631
LP – 37,136
PDP – 7,872

Registered voters – 850,557
Accredited voters – 132,579

Total valid votes – 130,524
Rejected votes – 1,892
Total votes cast – 13,2416
Cancellation at two polling units due to disruption and overvoting
Total PVCs in Alimosho –

APC – 30,797
LP – 19,027
PDP – 3,889

Registered voters – 329,799
Accredited voters – 58,969

Total valid votes – 54,450
Rejected votes – 910
Total votes cast – 55,360
Cancellation at 43 polling units of 7 wards due to overvoting, disruption as a result ballot snatching
Total PVCs in Ojo – 273899

APC – 64,697
LP – 13,207
PDP – 3,797

Registered voters – 388,971
Accredited voters – 84,103

Total valid votes – 82,959
Rejected votes – 1,130
Total votes cast – 84,089

APC – 49,344
LP – 26,123
PDP – 3,537

Registered voters – 481,341
Accredited voters – 84,123

Total valid votes – 81,809
Rejected votes – 1,460
Total votes cast – 83,269

Cancellation at some units in Ikosi Ketu

APC – 36,792
LP – 24,948
PDP – 2,515

Registered voters – 477,236
Accredited voters – 67,210

Total valid votes – 65,217
Rejected votes – 1,658
Total votes cast – 6,6875

35 cancellations due to overvoting and ballot box snatching
12009 PVCs collected and 35 Cancellations
Total Pvcs in Oshodi/Isolo – 442,954

APC – 36,783
LP – 15,096
PDP – 3,130

Registered voters – 316,752
Accredited voters – 56,397

Total valid votes – 55,795
Rejected votes – 608
Total votes cast – 56,393
Cancellations due to disruptions and snatching of ballot boxes.

By Olasunkanmi Akoni & Olayinka Ajayi


Makinde wins Oyo governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has officially declared Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde winner of the governorship election in the state.

Makinde polled a total of 563,617 votes while his closest rival, Sen. Teslim Folarin scored 251,230. Adebayo Adelabu of the Accord came a distant third polling 38,757.


Ondo: Fifteen arrested for electoral, criminal offences

By Dayo Johnson, Akure

No fewer than 15 persons have been arrested for their involvement in various electoral offences during last Saturday’s House of Assembly election in Ondo state.

A statement by the state police command image maker, Funmi Odunlami in Akure, said the suspects were arrested on election day in different parts of the state with some currently with the military.

Odunlami said that “The Command is committed to serving the people of the State with a high sense of responsibility, professionalism and universal policing best practices.


Results from Bayelsa Assembly Poll

Sagbama Constituency II

Party: PDP
Votes: 5780

Party: APC
Votes: 2,684

Party: LP
Votes: 167

Returning Officer: Prof Comfort Mbachu


More results from 2 Benue local govt areas

By Peter Duru, Makurdi

10, Katsina-Ala LGA

Registered Voters: 168,318
Accreditated Voters: 42,189

Votes by parties:

PDP: 6,716
APC: 34,347
LP:     176

Valid votes: 41,669
Rejected votes:   520
Votes cast:    42,189

11, Buruku LGA:

Registered Voters: 129,696
Accreditated voters: 46,418

Votes by parties:
PDP: 9,513
APC:  34,713
LP:     1,155

Valid votes cast: 45,937
Rejected votes:    470
Votes cast:        46,407

The State Returning Officer, Prof. Farouk Kuta announced that further collation of results will continue at 5pm.


Governor Makinde clears 31 local govts

By Adeola Badru, Ibadan

The incumbent Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has equalled the history of former Governor Abiola Ajimobi; to have become the second governor to secure re-election in the state.

Makinde, who is seeking re-election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, cleared 31 out of the 33 local government areas in the state.

He beat the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Teslim Folarin, and Accord Party, AP, candidate, Adebayo Adelabu.


Serving Ondo lawmakers defeated

By Dayo Johnson

Four serving members of the Ondo State House of Assembly, who sought re-election, have suffered defeat in Saturday’s March 18 election.

They include Tomide Akinribido (Ondo West 1 PDP); Favour Tomomewo (Ilaje 2, ADC); Taofeeq Muhammed (Akoko Northwest 2, APC) and Toluwani Borokini (Akure South1, APC).

However, four other incumbent lawmakers won their elections. They are Oluwole Emmanuel Ogunmolasuyi (Owo 1 APC/ Majority Leader); Oladiji Olamide (Ondo East APC); Ololade Gbegudu (Okitipupa 11, APC); and Abayomi Akinruntan (Ilaje 1, APC).


Benue election results


APC – 7,925
LP – 465
PDP – 7,806

Accredited voters: 17,435

Valid voters: 6,520
Rejected votes: 485
Total voted cast: 17,005

Results from two polling units cancelled for violence and over-voting


APC – 16,422
LP – 175
PDP – 3,748

Registered Voters: 55,464
Accredited voters: 20,939

Valid votes: 20,632
Rejected Votes: 299
Votes cast: 20,931


APC – 28,503
LP – 439
PDP – 9,418

Registered Voters: 142,119
Accredited voters: 39,425

Valid votes: 38,640
Rejected Votes: 785
Votes cast: 39,425


APC – 9,897
LP – 1185
PDP – 6,267

Registered Voters: 69,126
Accredited voters: 17,759

Valid votes: 17,519
Rejected Votes: 240
Votes cast: 17,759


APC – 7,482
LP – 216
PDP – 9,934

Registered Voters: 64,315
Accredited voters: 18,407

Valid votes: 17,943
Rejected Votes: 464
Votes cast: 18,407

Gwer East

APC – 20,083
LP – 1,272
PDP – 12,085

Registered Voters: 99,851
Accredited voters: 34,111

Valid votes: 33,601
Rejected Votes: 283
Votes cast: 33,924


APC – 8,662
LP – 308
PDP – 4,379

Registered Voters: 83,199
Accredited voters: 14,811

Valid votes: 14,355
Rejected Votes: 448
Votes cast: 14803


APC – 15,574
LP – 296
PDP – 16,385

Registered Voters: 114,100
Accredited voters: 33,114

Valid votes: 32,582
Rejected Votes: 509
Votes cast: 33,091

Gwer West

APC – 10,947
LP – 1,509
PDP – 13,609

Registered Voters: 74,563
Accredited voters: 26,333

Valid votes: 26,155
Rejected Votes: 175
Votes cast: 26,330

By Peter Duru


Low turnout mars VGC exercise

By Juliet Umeh

The governorship and state houses of assembly elections held in Victoria Garden City, VGC, Lekki, Lagos, today witnessed extremely low turnout of voters.

Recall that voting at VGC was moved to today due to issues the residents had with INEC officials.

As at 1p.m., only a few voters had arrived. Some of the polling units didn’t even have any voter for INEC officials to attend to.


Labour Party in early lead, as collation begins in Enugu

Uzo Uwani

APC -1,019
APGA – 169
LP – 5,257
PDP – 7,299


APC – 1,648
APGA – 1724
LP – 10,109
PDP – 13,633

Igboeze North

APC – 541
APGA – 250
LP – 9,955
PDP – 8,738

Oji River

APC – 1,060
APGA – 246
LP – 7,747
PDP – 7365


APC – 963
APGA – 300
LP – 5,949
PDP – 7,576


APC – 906
APGA – 498
LP – 3,431
PDP – 6,520

By Chinedu Adonu


Abdulrahman leading in Kwara State

Ifelodun LGA

APC – 17,599

LP – 124

NNPP – 201

PDP – 9,085

SDP – 1,559

Registered Voters: 130,778

Accredited Voters: 29,500

Total Valid Votes: 29,006

Rejected Votes: 494

Total Votes Cast: 29,500

Ilorin East

APC – 23,925

LP – 129

NNPP – 446

PDP -14,500

SDP – 2,645

Registered voters: 163,701

Accredited voters: 43,578

Total Valid votes 42,170

Rejected votes 1,015

Total votes cast 43,185

Cancellation in two polling units due to over-voting.


APC – 13,813

LP – 19

NNPP – 27

PDP -6,544

SDP – 389

Registered voters 68,136

Accredited voters 21,930

Total Valid votes 20,976

Rejected votes 748

Total votes cast 21,724

Cancellation in two polling units


APC – 15,161

LP -76

NNPP – 43

PDP -6,823

SDP -1,992

Registered voters 81,646

Accredited voters 24,928

Total Valid votes 24,466

Rejected votes 461

Total votes cast 24,927


APC -12,860

LP – 102

NNPP -169

PDP -7,614

SDP -1,693

Registered voters 89,644

Accredited voters 23,160

Total Valid votes 22,733

Rejected votes 427

Total votes cast 23,160


AA – 13
AAC – 04
ADC – 22
ADP – 34
APC – 5,274
APM – 17
APP – 10
LP – 37
NNPP – 25
PDP – 3,400
PRP – 07
SDP – 567
YPP – 25
ZLP – 03

Registered, 42,238

Accredited, 9631

Total votes cast, 9630

Valid votes, 9,438

Rejected votes, 192

Votes cast, 9,630


AA -39

AAC – 14

ADC – 130

ADP -53

APC – 14,696

APM – 17

APP – 10

LP – 104

NNPP – 180

PDP – 6,705

PRP – 10

SDP – 1,289

YPP – 271

ZLP – 13

Registered voters 97,945

Accredited voters 24,115

Valid votes 23,531

Rejected votes 58


AA – 01

AAC – 06

ADC – 203

ADP – 45

APC – 6,836

APM – 11

APP – 06

LP – 20

NNPP – 09

PDP – 4,273

SDP – 170

YPP – 06

ZLP – 10

Valid votes, 11,598

Registered, 44,016

Accredited, 11,849

Rejected votes, 251


Ondo Assembly results

Ondo Central, Akure South LGA

Constituency I

A — 05

AA — 01

AAC — 17

ADC — 250

ADP — 68

APC — 9,234

APGA — 10

APM — 12

APP — 09

BP — 02

LP — 289

NNPP — 09

NRM — 16

PDP — 10,194

PRP — 11

SDP — 243

YPP — 13

ZLP — 17

Total Registered Voters: 167,275

Total Accredited Voters: 20,634

Total Valid Votes: 20,400

Total Rejected Votes: 231

Total Votes Cast: 20,631

Constituency II

A — 06

AA — 04

AAC — 06

ADC — 117

ADP — 71

APC — 10,783

APGA — 17

APM — 10

APP — 05

BP — 03

LP —306

NNPP — 10

NRM — 25

PDP — 8,371

PRP — 06

SDP — 28

YPP — 12

ZLP — 16

Total Registered Voters: 141,322

Total Accredited Voters: 20,033

Total Valid Votes: 19,796

Total Rejected Votes: 237

Total Votes Cast: 20,033

Ifedore LGA

AA — 03

ADC —  80

APC —  12862

LP —  22

NNPP — 04

PDP — 6903

PRP — 114

SDP — 05

Total Registered voters:  9,1275

Total Accredited voters: 20,348

Total Cancelled Votes: 185

Total vote cast: 20,348

Total Valid votes: 20163

The results were declared by local government returning officer, Professor E. O. Ogunti of Department of Computer Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Akure.

Akoko North-East Constituency

A- 0

AA- 01

AAC- 04

ADC- 105

ADP- 113

APC- 19,214

APGA- 14

APM- 11

APP- 79

PP- 01

LP- 128

NNPP- 18

NRN- 13

PDP- 3,853

SDP- 268

YPP- 06

ZLP — 09




Prof. Salau of the Federal University of Technology, FUTA, Akure, the returning officer, declared the results.

By Dayo Johnson


PDP ahead, as collation begins in Delta

By Festus Ahon

COLLATION of results in the Saturday’s governorship election has begun in the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Asaba, the Delta State capital.

The collation began at 9a.m., this morning with the announcement of result from Aniocha North, where the PDP candidate, Sheriff Oborevwori, polled 8,938 votes and APC candidate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, scored 4,386.

According to the results announced by the State Collation Officer, Prof. Georgewill Owuneri, the Labour Party candidate, Ken Pela, came a distant third with 1,883 votes.

In Ika North-East, Oborevwori scored 26,760 to come first, while Senator Ovie Omo-Agege got APC 4,733 votes.

In Ndokwa East, Oborevwori got 10,146 votes; Omo-Agege, 9,044, and Pela, 251.

Assembly Results

Ika North-East

APC — 5960
LP —1,670
PDP— 25,907

APC — 4,733.
LP — 1990.

PDP — 26,760

Aniocha North

APC — 4,386

LP — 1,883

PDP — 8,938

Registered voters: 89,010

Accredited voters: 16,846

Valid votes: 16,316

Rejected votes: 530

Total votes cast: 16,846

Ndokwa East

APC — 9,044

LP — 251

PDP — 10,146

Registered voters: 86,208

Accredited voters: 20,434

Valid votes: 19,843

Rejected votes: 485

Total votes cast: 20,328


Makinde wins 15 LGs so far

By Adeola Badru, Ibadan

The governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, has won in 15 out of the 16 local governments announced so far by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The announcement of the governorship result is currently ongoing at Mutiu Agboke Collation Centre, Oyo INEC headquarters, Agodi, Ibadan.

Makinde, who is the incumbent governor of the state, is seeking re-election.

1) Ona-Ara

Accord — 1,212
APC — 5,510
PDP —17,326

2) Ibadan Northwest

Accord — 1,291
APC — 5,947
PDP — 19007

3) Ibarapa East

Accord — 1,885
APC — 7094
PDP — 11,125

4) Afijio

Accord — 1,357
APC — 5,588
PDP — 13,139

5) Atiba

Accord —1,113
APC — 7,484
PDP — 18,389

6) Orire

Accord —1,895
APC — 9,216
PDP — 13,767

7) Ibadan Southwest
A — 2,270
APC — 9,491
PDP — 31,273

8) Oluyole

Accord — 1,386
APC — 6,592
PDP — 21,700

9) Atisbo

Accord — 1,188
APC — 6,955
PDP — 9,199

10) Saki East

Accord — 188
APC — 5,519
PDP — 8,374

11) Surulere

Accord — 271
APC — 8,882
PDP — 15,554

12) Itewiwaju

Accord — 2036
APC — 4,597
PDP — 8034

13) Ogo Oluwa

Accord — 50
APC — 5,570
PDP — 10,930

14) Irepo

Accord — 388
APC — 9,785
PDP — 7,193

15) Olorunsogo
Accord — 998
APC — 4,851
PDP — 5,838

16) Ibadan Northeast

Accord — 1,564
APC — 8,486
PDP — 29,396


Sanwo-Olu in early lead

By Olasunkanmi Akoni

The incumbent Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, is in early lead, as Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, continues with collation.

So far, Sanwo-Olu has 593,614 votes.

The Labour Party, LP, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour got 201,353 votes, while Olajide Adediran, Jandor, of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, got 53,827 votes.

Specifically, Governor Sanwo-Olu won Somolu LGA, polling 36,783 votes to defeat LP’s Gbadebo, who scored 15,096, while Jandor of PDP got 3,130 votes.

Recall that APC lost this local government at the presidential election.


Desmond Elliot wins

*Desmond Elliot

By Olasunkanmi Akoni

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Surulere Constituency, Lagos State, Mr. Desmond Elliott, winner of the state Assembly election held on Saturday.

Elliott polled 17,837 votes to defeat his closest rival, Adebayo Bode of the Labour Party, LP, who had 7,822 votes.

Also, the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Thompson Sulaimon Abolaji, polled 1,045 votes.

The result was announced by the INEC Returning Officer, Dr. O. J. Fenuga.


ADC governorship candidate, Funsho Doherty seated among other voters, waiting to cast his vote in VGC


Results from Dr Idris, APC Guber candidate, Birnin Kebbi

Sarkin pawa PU 010

PDP 126
APC 96
Sarkin Zabarmawa PU 029
PDP 80
APC 106


Results from Governor Bagudu’s polling unit

PU 006 Garkar Mai alelu
APC 262
PDP 45
APC 255
PDP 45
General Bande’s polling unit
PDP 193
APC 83
Both of them won their polling units by a wide margin
Haruna Aliyu, Birnin Kebbi


APC used thugs, violence to rob ADC of victory in Yagba East – Federal Lawmaker Abejide
By Boluwaji Obahopo, LOKOJA

The Lawmaker representing Yagba Federal Constituency, Hon. Leke Abejide, of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) has alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) robbed his party of victory in his local government through the use of thugs and weapons in the Saturday Assembly elections.

The Lawmaker who revealed this, on Sunday, in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen said his party will reclaim its mandate very soon.

Hon. Abejide who is from Yagba East council area, however, eulogised his party supporters for standing firm to claim their victory in the neighbouring council area of Yagba West State Constituency.


PDP wins Ekeremor Constituency I in Bayelsa

By Samuel Oyadongha, Yenagoa

The incumbent lawmaker representing Ekeremor Constituency I in the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Hon Tari Porri, of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has retained his seat having been declared as the winner of the Saturday poll.

INEC returning officer for Ekeremor Constituency I, Bernard Ebiasuode who made the declaration, Sunday morning, said Porri scored 4,216 votes while the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) came second with 1562 votes. The Social Democratic Party (SDP), pulled 973 votes to come third. 

INEC puts the total votes cast at 7,473, invalid votes 107, while total valid votes 7,366. 


Elections Result: Thugs kill 1 in Sokoto, destroy ballot papers

By Musa Ubandawaki Sokoto

Suspected thugs in Gudu local government area of Sokoto state have shot and killed a voter while trying to protect the results of his polling unit in Marake village.

The thugs suspected to be members of the people’s democratic party PDP stormed the Polling Unit from a nearby village after realising that, they were defeated at the polling centre.

Narrating the episode the former legislator in the state house of Assembly and now contesting for the house of representatives Hon. Sani Alhaji Yakubu said, shortly after votes counting, the suspects grabs the ballot box and results sheets and tow them to pieces.


PDP National Secretary calls on INEC to release Imo authentic results

By Chinonso Alozie

The National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, on Sunday, called on the Owerri office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to announce only authentic results from the Houses of Assembly elections held last Saturday in Imo.

Anyanwu made this demand while speaking to newsmen in Owerri, on the outcome of the election said to have been characterized by violence, abduction of INEC staff, and intimidation of voters.

“Should INEC fails to declare the authentic results to show how the people of the state voted for the Peoples Democratic Party, it will be concluded that officials of the Commission deliberately compromised with agents of the ruling party to subvert the mandate of the people.

“Any fake results released other than the authentic ones, Imo people will not hesitate to reject it to demonstrate their grievances on the conduct of the polls in a peaceful manner.”

“The people of the state will not tolerate a repeat of what transpired during the last Presidential and National Assembly elections, advising the Commission to redeem its image by announcing transparent and authentic results.

“We are calling on Imo people to be law abiding and remain calm, the PDP National Scribe notes that all avenues will be activated to reclaim the party’s stolen mandates if officials of INEC fail to do the needful,” PDP Secretary said.


INEC officials arrive VGC at 8:30am

By Juliet Umeh

Accreditation has just started in VGC, Lekki Lagos.
The exercise started around 9a.m.

However, unlike yesterday and the day of the presidential/National Assembly elections, eagerness and enthusiasm to vote appeared to have died down.

This is because at 9:20a.m., only few voters were seen at the polling units so far.


By Marie-Therese Nanlong

Plateau Speaker, Majority Leader lose to PDP

The Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Mr. Yakubu Sanda, and the Majority Leader of the House, Mr. Na’anlong Daniel, both of the All Progressives Congress, APC, lost their re-election bids to the candidates of People’s Democratic Party, PDP.

Sanda lost his Pengana constituency seat to Mrs. Happiness Akawu, while Daniel lost his Mikang constituency seat to Mr. Moses Sule.

Sanda of the APC, who scored a total of 7,936, while Akawu of the PDP scored 9,926 to emerge winner.

Meanwhile, in a result announced by Associate Professor Umaru Takum, Daniel of the APC scored 9,848, while Sule of the PDP scored 12,880 to emerge winner.


Bayelsa Assembly results

Sagbama Constituency I

PDP wins with 9,633 votes

Returning Officer: Dr Anthony C. Okoye

Sagbama Constituency II

PDP wins by 6,462

Returning Officer: Prof Diri T. Teilanyo

By Emem Idio


Nnewi South Constituency 1


APC – 33

APGA – 3,648

LP – 597

PDP – 728

YPP – 5,289

By Chimaobi Nwaiwu


Oyo speaker, Ogundoyin wins re-election

By Adeola Badru, Ibadan

The Speaker of Oyo State House of Assembly, Adebo Ogundoyin of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has won his re-election bid.

Ogundoyin represents Ibarapa East state constituency at the state house of assembly.

He polled 10,039 to defeat the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate who polled 7,111 and other candidates.

Ogundoyin will be returning to the state assembly as a third-time member.


Ika North-East, Delta


APC – 4,733

LP – 1,990

PDP – 26,760


APC – 5960
LP – 1,670
PDP – 25,907


Sokoto results

Illelah LGA, Kalmalo Ward 007

APC – 119
PDP – 59

APC -120
PDP – 65

Ward 008
APC – 213
PDP – 116

APC – 213
PDP – 116

Ward 10
APC – 181
PDP – 202

APC – 168
PDP – 208

Ward 11
APC – 62
PDP – 35

APC – 66
PDP – 32

Ward 002
APC – 75
PDP – 102

APC – 65
PDP 110

Ward 001

APC – 147
PDP – 217

APC 152
PDP 222

Ward 003
APC – 148
PDP – 131

APC – 141
PDP – 139

Ward 005
APC – 88
PDP – 116

APC – 80
PDP – 119

Ward 006
APC – 140
PDP – 12

APC – 137
PDP – 15

By Musa Ubandawaki


More results from Delta

Ward 06 Olomoro
APC – 1,130
PDP – 2,279

APC – 675
PDP – 2,588

Ward 7 Nsukwa and Ashama


LP – 214

APC – 315

PDP – 1,077


APC – 287

LP – 281

PDP – 1,032


APC campaign coordinator killed in Rivers

ALL Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state has announced the killing of Chisom Lennard, the party’s Campaign Coordinator for Ahoada-West Local Government Area over Saturday’s governorship and state assembly elections.

Spokesman of the Rivers APC 2023 Campaign Council, Sogbeye Eli, confirmed the development Saturday night.

By Egufe Yafugborhi


From Delta

Ward 09, Okpe LGA

APC – 727
APGA – 23
LP -14
SDP- 0

APC – 720
APGA – 30
LP – 25
PDP – 1,283
SDP – 0


Ondo Assembly

APC, 22 seats
PDP, 4 seats

By Dayo Johnson



Patani LGA Governorship Result
PDP – 6069
APC – 4743


From Delta

Ward 10 (Oyoko, Okpe, Ekwueze, Obianyima)South

Unit 1
PDP – 170
APC – 59
LP – 20

Unit 2
PDP – 196
APC – 32
LP – 18

Unit 3
PDP – 146
APC – 57
LP – 18

Unit 4
PDP – 200
APC – 39
LP – 40

Unit 5
PDP – 132
APC – 28
LP – 26

Unit 6
PDP – 244
APC – 49
LP – 43

Unit 7
PDP – 93
APC – 49
LP – 19

Unit 8
PDP – 105
APC – 31
LP – 24

Unit 9
PDP – 118
APC – 39
LP – 17

Unit 10
PDP – 30
APC – 09
LP – 04

Unit 11
PDP – 79
APC – 05
LP – 10

Unit 1
PDP – 157
APC – 42
LP – 38

Unit 2
PDP – 183
APC – 28
LP – 34

Unit 3
PDP – 131
APC – 49
LP – 28

Unit 4
PDP – 185
APC – 36
LP – 60

Unit 5
PDP – 114
APC – 28
LP – 39

Unit 6
PDP – 234
APC – 46
LP – 51

Unit 7
PDP – 99
APC – 49
LP – 22

Unit 8
PDP – 99
APC – 31
LP – 23

Unit 9
PDP – 114
APC – 34
LP – 21

Unit 10
PDP – 30
APC – 09
LP – 06

Unit 11
PDP – 74
APC – 05
LP – 06

PDP – 1,513
APC – 397
LP – 239

PDP – 1,420
APC – 357
LP – 328

By Festus Ahon


Results from Hawul LGA, Borno State

    APC = 1569
    PDP = 1018 Assembly
    APC = 1609
    PDP = 988
    APC = 2318
    PDP = 834 Assembly
    APC = 2373
    PDP = 834
  3. Marama/kida ward
    APC = 1760
    PDP =1055 House of Assembly
    APC =1734
    PDP =1071
    APC = 1,814
    PDP = 919 House of Assembly
    APC = 1,804
    PDP = 922
    APC =1,282
    PDP = 555 House of Assembly
    APC = 1297
    PDP = 553 6.SHAFFA WORD.
    APC =1797.
    PDP = 1041. House of Assembly
    APC = 1794.
    PDP = 1046.
    APC = 1953
    PDP = 1019. House of Assembly
    APC =1965
    PDP = 1077
    APC = 1179.
    PDP = 658. House of Assembly
    APC = 1161
    PDP = 682.
    APC = 2042
    PDP =1121 House of Assembly
    APC = 2051
    PDP = 1128
    APC = 1447
    PDP = 1519 House of Assembly
    APC = 1462
    PDp = 1528
    PDP=1437 House of Assembly
    APC = 1682
    PDP = 1316 House of Assembly
    APC = 1673
    PDP = 1303

Governorship APC=20,240

Difference of=7655

BOHA APC=20,210
PDP= 13,152
Difference of = 7058


House of Assembly from Ondo

By Dayo Johnson, Akure

The ruling All Progressive Congress in Ondo state, has cleared 22 out of the 26 House of Assembly seats in the Saturday election, held across the 18 council areas.

Results :

APC – 22
PDP – 04.

Total=26 seats


Governorship election result from Oyede Ward 12 Isoko North, Delta

APC — 1,020

LP — 12

PDP —1,347

NNPP — 17

SDP— 10

By Festus Ahon


Bayelsa assembly election result

PDP wins Yenagoa Constituency III with 4,206 votes.

Returning Officer: Dr Onukwu James

By Emem Idio


INEC shifts polls in Rivers LGs to Sunday

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has shifted governorship and state assembly elections in Asari-Toru Local Government Areas and parts of neighboring Degema Local Government, where it failed to conduct the polls due to lapses, of Rivers State to tomorrow, Sunday, March 19.

Vanguard gathered there was commotion at the Registration Area Center (RAC) in Buguma, headquarters of Asari-Toru LGA, when voters couldn’t find the INEC Electoral Officers (EOs) and result sheets for the area.

It took the intervention of security agents on ground to calm the agitated voters who insisted on identifying the INEC EOs and result sheets before materials could leave the RAC to the various wards and polling units.

Under the tense situation, INEC ad hoc staff had to shut operations and return to base with the electoral materials.

Stating the commission’s position on the development, Dr. Johnson Sinikiem, Resident Electoral Commissioner, INEC, Rivers State, confirmed elections could not hold in Asari-toru and Ward 14 of Degema LGA.

“Elections could not hold in the mentioned places as a result of the voters resisting deployment of election officials and materials.

“Voters and other stakeholders demanded to see the ward collation officers before they would allow election to commence.

“At Ward 14 of Degema LGA, voters equally demanded that the SPO must come to the RAC with collation sheet which is the responsibility of collation officers, thereby not allowing election to hold.

“Standing on this premise and relying on Section 24 of the Electoral Act 2022, the INEC has decided to conduct the election of Asari-Toru local Government Area and Ward 14 of Degema Local Government Area on the 19 of March, 2023,” the REC stated.

By Egufe Yafugborhi


Gunmen kidnap electoral officer in Imo

The INEC PRO in Imo State, Dr. Chinenye Osuji, said: “The elections in Isu Local Government went well.

“While the results collation was going on peacefully, unscrupulous elements came inside the office with tear-gas and gun. Gunshots drove everyone away.

“They abducted the EO, the returning officer and all the collation officers. All the staff were beaten up and the office destroyed.

“Some of us managed to escape for our dear lives.

“Please, the EO, Mrs. Achibie, is said to have been taken to an unknown destination.

“I have informed the security agencies and efforts are on top gear to secure her release, and her team.”

By Chidi Nkwopara


Ndokwa West, Ogume Ward 6, Delta

Unit 8

PDP — 171
APC — 57

PDP — 172
APC — 60

Unit 11

PDP — 154
APC — 61

PDP —154
APC — 57

Unit 14

PDP — 27
APC — 14

PDP — 28
APC — 15

Unit 15
PDP — 30
APC — 8

PDP — 29
APC — 9

PDP — 382
APC — 140
Difference: 242

Total for Assembly
PDP — 383
APC — 241

Difference: 242

Unit 1

PDP —102
APC — 82

PDP — 99
APC — 79

Unit 2

PDP — 147
APC — 72

PDP — 148
APC — 75

Unit 3

PDP — 112
APC — 89

PDP — 111
APC — 88

Unit 4

PDP — 109
APC — 73

PDP — 111
APC —73

Unit 13

PDP —75
APC — 64

PDP — 75
APC — 63

Umuchime Uvula Unit 5

LP — 1
APC — 115
PDP — 183

APC — 113
PDP — 186


From Ondo

Ifedore LGA, Ifedore Constituency, Ondo Central senatorial district
AA — 03
ADC — 80
APC — 12,862
LP — 22
NNPP — 04
PDP — 6,903
PRP — 114
SDP — 05

Registered voters: 91,275
Accredited voters: 20,348
Voided: 185
Vote cast: 20,348
Valid votes: 20,163

By Dayo Johnson

From Ward 7, Mereje Community, Okpe LGA, Delta

Unit 9
PDP — 179
APC — 36
LB — 5
APGA — 6
ADC— 1
VIOD — 10


PDP — 161
APC — 34
LB — 22
APGA — 8
ADC — 1

Registered: 944
Accredited: 237

Voided: 11

Unit 8

PDP — 110
APC — 30
LP — 5
APGA — 4
Voided: 3
PDP — 102
APC— 23
LP — 16
APGA — 3

Registered: 767
Accredited: 152

Voided: 6

Unit 11

PDP — 108
APC — 19
LP — 0
APGA — 2
Voided: 5
PDP —99

Registered: 581
Accredited: 129

Voided: 4

Unit 10

PDP —138
LP — 3
Voided: 2
PDP — 122
APC — 21
LP —12
APGA — 7

Voided: 2

Registered: 708
Accredited: 116

Unit 20

PDP — 105
APC — 23
LP — 4
Voided: 7
PDP — 94
APC— 24
NRM — 1
NNPP — 1

Voided: 9

Registered: 239
Accredited: 140

Unit 21

PDP — 80
APC — 15
Voided: 3
PDP — 76


PDP — 717
LP — 17
APGA — 19

By Festus Ahon


Senator Ademola delivers for Dapo Abiodun

By Dapo Akinrefon

Senator Solomon Adeola, APC Senator-elect for Ogun West, has won his polling unit at U.A.M.C School, Pahayi, Ilaro for APC and its governorship candidate, Prince Dapo Abiodun, against the closest rivals — ADC that scored 106 votes, and PDP’s 84.

Similarly, the Senator won his Ilaro Ward 1 with a total vote of 1,713, while ADC and PDP scored 1,094 and 915 votes, respectively, from the collated and announced by INEC officials.
Equally, results collated at the Situation Room of APC in Ogun West show that the Senator equally won Yewa South for APC, while it is certain that Ogun West will post huge votes for APC at the end of collation of the five LGAs of the district.

Speaking earlier to journalists after voting, Senator Adeola expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the governorship and state assembly elections.


Assembly: Soludo delivers Ward for APGA

By Vincent Ujumad

Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State successfully delivered his Isuofia Ward in Aguata Local Government Area for the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA.

APGA scored 1,900 votes to beat the Labour Party, LP, which polled 431 votes. The YPP came third with 258, while PDP scored 33 votes.


Folarin loses polling unit to Makinde

By Adeola Badru, Ibadan

The All Progressives Congress, APC, gubernatorial candidate, Teslim Folarin, lost his polling unit at Idi Ose, Ona Ara Local Government Area to Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Folarin polled 89 votes, Adelabu polled six, while Makinde polled 196 votes.


El-Rufai, Uba Sani win in their polling units 

By Ibrahim Hassan-Wuyo 

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has delivered his Polling Unit 024 Ungwan Sarki, Kaduna to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Saturday governorship and state assembly elections, according to the Presiding Officer Haruna Shafiu.

Shehu, who announced the results said the APC candidate, Senator Uba Sani polled  257  votes as against the PDP Candidate, Isa Ashiru who scored 81 votes in the governorship poll.

He announced that New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) got 2 votes, while ADP scored 3 votes and PRP 4 votes.

The APC also won in polling unit 026 next to where Governor El-Rufai voted, with 146 votes, while PDP scored 61 votes.

The Presiding Officer at Polling Unit 026, Maryam Abubakar, announced the results that, NNPP and Labour Party scored two and three votes respectively.

At his Polling Unit in Kawo, Kaduna North Local Government Area, the APC Governorship Candidate, Senator Uba Sani floored the PDP and other parties.

The Presiding Officer said  APC’s Senator Uba Sani scored 85 votes to defeat his closest contender, PDP’s Isa Ashiru who polled 54 votes, while Senator Suleiman Othman Hunkuyi of NNPP scored 12 votes.


Result from ward/polling units in some Akwa Ibom LGs

By Chioma Onuegbu Uyo

Etinan LGA, Northern Iman 2, Ikot Ekan – Asuna, Units 008 & 015


PDP — 212
APC — 41
NNPP — 11
YPP — 4


PDP — 215
APC — 40
NNPP — 10
YPP — 1


APC gov’ship candidate, Dikko won at President Buhari’s polling unit

By Ogalah Ibrahim

President, Muhammadu Buhari has won his ward for the Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Dikko Umar Radda in the Saturday governorship and house of assembly elections held in Katsina today, Saturday.

The result announced by the ward’s collation officer, Hamza Yusuf, showed that APC scored 261 votes; PDP 32 while NNPP had no votes.

Similarly, For the State House of Assembly elections, APC scored 240 votes, PDP 50 and NNPP had 0 votes.


Gov Makinde won at Ladoja polling unit

By Adeola Badru, Ibadan

Governor, Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party, has won at the polling unit of former Governor Rashidi Ladoja.

Ladoja, who had not been in support of the second term bid of Makinde, casts his vote at ward 10 in the Ibadan North Local Government Area of the state.

The PDP polled 98 votes to defeat the All Progressives Congressive, APC candidate, Teslim Folarin, who scored 35 votes at unit 17.


Results from Okpe LGA ward 1 unit 3, Delta


APC — 77

PDP — 144


APC — 67

PDP — 154


Dapo Abiodun loses at Dimeji Bankole’s polling unit

By James Ogunnaike, Abeokuta

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Saturday lost the polling unit of former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Bankole voted at Polling Unit 6, Ward 10, Sodeke/Isale-Ijeun I, Abeokuta South Local Government Area of the state.

The PDP’s Ladi Adebutu polled 77 votes while Abiodun of APC scored 65.

ADC’s Biyi Otegbeye had 26 Votes.


Dispensary 2, Gbajimba Guma LGA of Benue State

APC — 0
LP — 0
PDP — 681

APC — 0
LP — 1
NNPP — 4
PDP — 675


Governor Abiodun wins at Osoba’s polling unit

By James Ogunnaike, Abeokuta

Former Governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba has won his polling booth at Omololu polling unit located in Government Reservation Area (GRA) in Abeokuta South Local Government Area of the state for All Progressives Congress(APC).

The result governorship poll from the polling unit on showed that All Progressives Congress (APC) recorded 89, the results equally showed that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) polled 43, while Action Democratic Congress(ADC) recorded 36 and Social Democratic Party(SDP) with one vote.

The State Assembly results showed that the All Progressives Congress(APC) garnered 86 votes followed by People’s Democratic Party(PDP) with 46 votes, Action Democratic Congress(ADC) 26 and Labour Party (LP) 7 votes.


Results from Gov Dapo Abiodun’s polling unit, Ogun State


APC — 147,

PDP — 142,

ADP — 1
ADC — 2


Results from Ajao Estate in Lagos

Ajao Estate polling unit 006


LP — 167

PDP — 0
APC — 34


LP — 176

PDP — 3
APC — 22


More results from Enugu

Isi-Uzo LGA, Ikem Ward 2 PU 06


LP — 181
PDP — 179
APC — 3
APGA — 1

LP — 116
PDP — 241
APC — 1
APGA — 1

LP — 203
PDP — 144
APC — 10
APGA — 1


Bode George wins polling unit for LP candidate

By Dapo Akinrefon
Former Deputy National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olabode George, has delivered his polling unit for the governorship candidate of the Labour Party, LP, in Lagos, Mr Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour.

George cast his vote at PU002 Cameron Road, Eti Osa Local Government Area, in Ikoyi.

Recall that the PDP leader and others endorsed the LP candidate.


LP — 115

APC — 95

PDP — 4

YPP — 1

ADP — 1

ZLP — 1

YPP — 2
ADC — 1
PDP — 11
ADP — 1
LP — 104
APC — 97


Isi-Uzo LGA, Ikem Ward 2, PU 06, Enugu

LP — 116
PDP — 241
APC — 1
APGA — 1

LP — 203
PDP — 144
APC — 10


LP — 181
PDP — 179
APC — 3


Unit 6, Ward 12, Ethiope East, Delta


PDP — 25

APC — 10


PDP — 24

APC — 9

APGA — 2

Labour — 1

By Festus Ahon


Assembly election results from Anambra

CKC Ward 1

Polling Unit 008: CKC Onitsha
APC — 2
APGA — 22
LP — 92
PDP — 25
YPP — 2

Polling Unit 007
APC — 1
APGA — 26
LP — 107
PDP — 34
NNPP — 1
YPP — 2

Polling Unit 009
APC — 2
APGA — 17
LP — 47
PDP — 17
YPP — 2

Polling Unit 020
APC — 0
APGA —10
LP — 30
PDP — 9

Onitsha North, Ward 14: Post Office

Polling Unit 004
APC — 18
APGA — 13
LP —55
PDP — 10
Accord —1
ADC — 1
ZLP —1
APM — 1

Polling Unit 003
APC — 1
APGA — 23
LP — 33
PDP —12
A — 1

Polling Unit 011
APC — 7
APGA —17
LP — 30
PDP —10
A —1
APM — 1

By Chimaobi Nwaiwu


From Delta

Ebedei Ward 3 Unit 1


ADC — 1
APGA — 2
APC — 85
PDP — 159

Accredited votes: 255
Void: 8


LP — 1
NPP — 1
NRM — 1
APGA — 4
APC — 83
PDP —156

Void: 9

By Festus Ahon


PDP deputy guber candidate, Funke Akindele loses polling unit to APC

By Adegboyega Adeleye

The deputy governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in the Lagos governorship election, Olufunke Akindele, has lost her polling unit to the incumbent, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Akindele’s polling unit is 019, Ita Aro Square, Àga/Ijimu ward in Ikorodu, Lagos state, where she cast her vote earlier on Saturday.

Sanwo Olu polled a total of 77 votes to defeat PDP’s Olajide ‘Jandor’ Adeniran, and his running mate, Akindele, who scooped a total of 19 votes.

Labour Party’s candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour polled three votes, while Funsho Doherty of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) polled two votes.


Results from Ikeja, Lagos

PU 085

APC — 43

LP — 5

PDP — 0

Accredited voters: 50

Void: 1

PU 052

APC — 16

PDP — 0

Lip — 5

NNPP — 1

PU 036

APC — 97

LP — 5

PDP — 2

PU 054

APC — 50

LP — 9

PDP — 0

PU 003/008

APC — 77

LP — 10

PDP — 2

PU 047, Alausa

APC — 111

LP — 12

PDP — 2

ADR — 1

PU 004

APC — 116

LP — 19

PDP — 7


APC — 58

LP — 30

PDP — 2

PU 075

APC — 15

LP — 3

PDP — 0

PU 041

APC — 43

LP — 20

PDP — 1

PU 041

APC — 88

LP — 12

PDP — 3

PU 005

APC — 108

LP — 11

PDP — 3

PU 022

APC — 46

LP — 42

PDP — 5

By Olasunkanmi Akoni


Results from Delta

GRA, Asaba, Unit 36, Ward 09, Oshimili South LGA


PDP — 43
LP — 47
APC — 16
Rejected: 02

PDP — 44
LP — 53
APC — 08
Rejected: 02
GRA, Asaba, Unit 35, Ward 09, Oshimili South LGA


PDP — 22
LP — 21
APC — 04
Rejected: 01
PDP — 18
LP — 18
APC — 10
Rejected: 0
GRA, Asaba, Unit 05, Ward 09, Oshimili South LGA


PDP — 92
LP — 153
APC — 14
Rejected: 06
PDP — 104
LP — 125
APC — 31
Rejected: 04


From Ikeja, Lagos

Polling Unit 045, Oshofila, Ikeja

APC — 29

LP — 18

PDP — 1

Polling Unit 022, Oshofila, Ikeja

APC — 46

LP — 42

PDP — 5

Polling Unit 005, Ikeja

APC — 108

LP — 11

PDP — 3


Niger state

Polling Unit 005 Nassarawa-Iku, Zuma East Ward, Tafa LGA


APC — 102

PDP — 91

ADP — 01

Invalid: 5


APC — 97

PDP — 91

LP — 06

Invalid: 4


From Okota, Lagos

PU 038 Taiwo Soromekun, Canal Estate Okota


LP — 213

APC — 11

ADC —1

PDP — 2


LP — 209

APC — 13

ADC — 1

PDP — 2

By Chioma Obinna


Results from Oshodi/ Isolo LGA

Polling Unit 11, Ojoola Street, Oke-Afa/ Ejigbo Ward

ADC — 0

APC — 49

LP — 23

PDP — 1


From Suleja, Niger State

Polling Unit 014 Hashimi A Ward


APC — 30

PDP — 17

LP — 1

NNPP — 0



APC —28

PDP — 20

APGA — 0

LP — 1

NNPP — 0


From Faggae LGA, Kano

PU 062, Sabon Gari East, Ado Bayero Square Ward

APC — 16

NNPP — 4

SDP — 1

ADC — 1

PDP — 0


Port Harcourt

Ward 10 Unit 13


PDP — 30

LP —12

APC — 11


APC — 11

PDP — 28

LP — 13


From Abia State

Unit 10, Elu Ogbu, Amaogudu, Abiriba, Ojafia LGA


PDP — 26

LP — 21

APC — 2

YPP — 7

APGA — 3

APN — 1


PDP — 36

LP — 10

YPP — 4

NNPP — 4

APGA — 1

ADC — 2

ADP — 1

ZLP — 2


Sanwo-Olu wins PU in a landslide

By Olasunkanmi Akoni

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, won his Polling Unit 006, Ward E3, Eiyekole, Lagos Island.


APC — 121

PDP — 01

LP — 02

Accord — 02


APC – 120

PDP – 03

LP – 02

Accord – 01


Results from Ngor Okpala LGA of Imo

Polling Unit 009, Imerienwe, Ngor Okpala LGA, Imo State

APGA — 1


PDP — 47

APC — 37

LP — 36


Rivers results

Ward 11 unit 19 Obio Akpor


APC — 3

PDP — 4

SDP — 6

LP — 9

ADP — 1

House of Assembly

LP — 16

APC — 2

PDP — 2

SDP — 2


Police arrest three for disrupting voting

Three arrested by the police for allegedly disruption of voting and destruction of ballot boxes at Gwammaja area, Dala LGA, Kano state.

By Bashir Bello


APC wins Tinubu’s polling unit

By Dapo Akinrefon
In Polling Unit 067, Ward Ikoyi 2, Eti-Osa Local Government Area, Lagos, which is in front of the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s house, APC won.

APC — 5
LP — 3

House of Assembly
APC — 5
LP — 3
Registered voters: 16
Unused ballot papers: 8


Elections results

As we continue to bring you all the happenings at voting points across the country, results have begun to trickle in.

Therefore, we will be updating you as they come.


Jandor votes


Fight breaks at Abule-Ado, Abule Oshun

Massive fight has broken out at Abule-Ado and Abule-Oshun area of Satellite as area boys and thugs insist no one can vote unless he or she shows evidence it was going be for the ruling APC.

At Polling Unit 014, Abule-Ado, accreditation was barely half way done as at 11.45a.m., let alone voting.

Area boys at the unit tactically frustrated every move made by the INEC officials to have a smooth process.

Voters in the area complained that some thugs brought in bus-load of boys who bulldozed their way to the front row of the table where INEC officials sat and requested to be accredited for voting.

The INEC officials after searching for the names on the list a couple of times without success, asked them to give way for other people, but the demand fell on their deaf ears.

Police officers guarding the polling unit appeared to be helpless when this reporter approached them to take action.

The scores of people who have queued for hours were visibly frustrated and appeared to confront the situation in their own way.
Even when all the party agents at the unit elected to help the INEC officials in searching for the names, it eventually did not produce results.
Labour Party agent at the unit Mr Orji Chimezie, accused the police officers of colluding with the thugs who he alleged were APC members, to frustrate people from voting in the area known to be a Labour Party stronghold.

He appealed to INEC to request for Army officials to be sent to the are to maintain orderliness since, according to him, police has failed in that duty.

However, five minutes after his call, at about 12.05p.m., a massive fight broke out.

Scores of frustrated voters forced their way to the table and disrupted the process. A free-for-all ensued and the INEC officials threatened not to continue with conducting election in the unit under that circumstance.

At Polling Unit 04 Abule-Oshun, haggard looking street urchins, armed with guns and bottles, blocked the road and stopped those who didn’t declare for APC from going into the unit.

A little resistance from some group of boys caused serious arguments and in a moment sporadic gunshots rent the air, with broken bottles flying freely.

Everybody scampered for safety and INEC officials were not also exempted.

By Prince Osuagwu


Soldiers brutalise Reps member in Benue

The lawmaker representing Buruku Federal Constituency, Mr. Kpam Sokpo was in the early hours of Saturday reportedly beaten to a pulp by suspected military personnel in a hotel in Gboko Local Government Area of Benue state.

The lawmaker who narrated his ordeal to newsmen said he was battered by the military personnel for no reasons whatsoever.

Mr. Sokpo said, “I dont know what came over them, I came to the hotel where I was staying in Gboko, Old Barn, around 2:30am and I sat there with some of my friends.

“And shortly after, about five trucks fill with over 60 soldiers came to the place. When they alighted from their vehicles they just tool position.

“I got up from where I was sitting to do something and one of them approached me and asked why I was walking in the manner I was walking.

“As I was talking he slapped me in the face. I asked why he did that, and I introduced myself as a House of Representatives member. I told him he did not know me and just slapped me in the face.

“Before I knew what was happening more than 30 of them just pounced on me using the butt of their guns to injure me.

“Some of the guns they used on me even broke into pieces. As I speak with you I have stitches on my face, on my head and I have all kinds of injuries on my body.

“While this was going on, their Commanding Officer came in and calmed the situation a bit. Shortly after they went on to harrass me and collected everything in my car, including every piece of paper.

“In fact, the one who started assaulting me threatened that he could even kill me. Unfortunately I did not get their names because they removed their name tags before assaulting me.

“Believe me, I do not know why they did this to me. I have gone to the hospital to stitch the cuts and treat myself, but I have reported the matter to the Police and the Security Adviser to the Governor of Benue State.”

Contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the 401 Special Force Brigade, Makurdi, Captain John Okozie said he would reach out to the personal in Gboko to find out what actually happened.

On his part, the Benue State Police Commissioner, Mr. Wale Abass said he was yet to receive the report. (Warning: Gory image)

By Peter Duru


What Buhari told voters about collecting money


NDLEA nabs 4 party agents in Ogun with vote-buying credit cards

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, on election stop-and-search duty have intercepted four party agents with hundreds of money credit cards to buy votes at Ibara Housing Estate, Ogun state.

An NDLEA statement said: “Each card contains N10,000 and activated to cash with a code.

“The Chairman NDLEA, Brig-Gen Buba Marwa, has directed they be handed over to the Police after proper documentation.”

By Kingsley Omonobi


PWDs vote in Niger

Physically-challenged people voting in Minna, Niger State.

By Wole Mosadomi


Take these security agents elsewhere, FESTAC is calm — Residents

Residents of Festac town in Amuwo-Odofin Local Government, Lagos, have reacted to the increased security presence in the area.

A voter said such monitoring should be taken to areas in Lagos presently under siege.

Another voter, simply identified as Seun, said Festac has always been a peaceful area and did not need such security beef-up.

According to him, such parade should be taken to areas like Ago, Shomolu, Surulere, and others which have records of election violence in the past.

Another voter simply described the move as ‘a show off’, stressing that Festac does not need such beef-up.

However, another voter while hailing the move, said it was the right way to make people feel at safe while casting their votes.

By Cynthia Alo


No entry into Kogi

Trucks stopped by military officers at Welcome to Lokoja Junction.

By Boluwaji Obahopo


Thugs, thugs, thugs…

Thugs vandalise Oma Kitchen, Igbo House around Canoe Area of Isolo and injured three persons.

By Chioma Gabriel


It was a pleasant experience — Vice President Osinbajo

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has described the ongoing governorship and state sssembly elections as very peaceful and pleasant, such that people cast their votes without any problem.

Osinbajo stated this after voting at his Polling Unit 14, Egunrege Ward 1, Ikenne, Ikenne LGA, Ogun State.

The Vice President and his wife, Dolapo, arrived the polling unit at around 10:31a.m and voted around 10:36a.m.

By James Ogunnaike


Photos: Governor Sanwo-Olu of Lagos votes


Video: Former President, Dr. Jonathan votes


‘Cooperate, vote a particular party,’ thugs threaten journalist, voters in Lagos

At about 10a.m., nine youths on three motorcycles stormed Polling Unit 006 on Mosalasi Road, Egan, Igando.

Voters were sitting and standing in clusters, awaiting arrival of polling officials. One of the men that came on motorcycles approached me and gruffly asked me to shut down my phone.

His colleagues shouted at the crowd of waiting voters that they could vote only for a particular party.

Later, after noticing my media tag, they came back and apologised but warned me to ‘cooperate’.

They then left on their bikes towards the next polling station down the street.

By Adekunle Adekoya

This is the Polling Unit 006


No INEC official at VGC

At 10a.m., voting was yet to commence in VGC as INEC officials have refused to come into the polling units prepared for them.

Residents are agitated.

An INEC official by name, Folayemi, refused to allow her colleagues use legally constituted polling units inside VGC.

According to VGC residents, Folayemi said she was ordered from above not to allow INEC officials to come, rather they mounted polling units outside the gate.

However, she’s nowhere to be found to get her own side of the story.

By Juliet Umeh


Tinubu, President-elect, votes

The President-elect, Asíwájú Bola Tinubu, casting his vote at his polling station on Kadiri Street, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos.


INEC officials just arriving FESTAC

INEC officials arrived at Polling Unit 009, 21 Road, FESTAC Town at 9:48a.m.

By Cynthia Alo


Governor Ottom votes

Governor Ottom cast his vote at about 9:35a.m. at Tse Ortom Polling Unit 016, Gbajimba, Guma LGA, Benue State.

By Peter Duru


3 die in Katsina governor’s convoy in accident

Two security aides, Kabir Adamu and Nura Safiyanu, and one civilian aide, Amadu Ali, to Governor Bello Masari of Katsina State were killed in a road accident last night on their way to the governor’s home town, Kafur, for today’s governorship and houses of assembly elections.

According to reports, the incident occurred along Jikamshi Village, Musawa LGA of Katsina State.

Some among the convoy also sustained various degree of injuries and are currently being treated at a hospital.

The spokesperson of the Katsina Police Command, SP Isah Gambo, confirmed the development.

By Ogalah Ibrahim


No more campaigns

INEC ad hoc staff removing some political posters from the wall close to a voting centre in Oyo State.

By Dare Fasube


No INEC officials …

INEC officials yet to arrive polling units in Egan, Igando, Lagos.

By Adekunle Adekoya

Polling Unit 049, Mosalasi Road, Egan, Lagos. At 9.19a.m., INEC officials were yet to arrive, while youths play football on the road.
Polling Unit 006, Mosalasi Road, Egan, Igando. At 9.38a.m., INEC officials yet to arrive. Voters waiting.


Voting peaceful in Borno

Accreditation and voting proper have commenced at Kidang III Polling Unit, Marama/Kidang Ward, Hawul LGA, Borno State.

The exercise commenced peacefully by 8:30a.m.

By Ndahi Marama



Presiding officers mobilising to go to their different polling units from UPE Primary School, 3rd Avenue, Festac Town, Lagos, as at 9.18a.m.

By Innocent Anaba


‘Don’t come out if you’re not voting APC’


In Kano…

Accreditation and voting ongoing at the Polling Unit 033, Balarabe Haladu, Diso Charanchi Ward, Gwale LGA, Kano State.

By Bashir Bello


Voting in Lagos

Voting ongoing at PU 007 off Bayo Oyewale, Ago Palace Way, Lagos.

By Chioma Obinna


No BVAS configuration in Sokoto

At PU 027 Aliu Kyari, BVAS yet to be configure by the presiding officer. Only one policeman is seen controlling the crowd.

By Musa Ubandawaki


Voting materials destroyed in Bayelsa

Voting materials for Ogbia wards 2, 3, 4 and 5 under Constituency 2, Ogbia LGA, Bayelsa State, carted away or destroyed.

Governor Douye Diri, through his Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Alabrah, condemned the act and urged the IGP and Bayelsa CP to restore peace in the area.

By Samuel Oyadongha


In Warri South …

Warri South INEC Office: Materials left yesterday, while sensitive materials left early today. Everything in calm.

By Akpokona Omafuaire


In Lagos …

At Ward 025, Ago-Palace, the process begins.

By Efe Onodjae


Scores injured as APC, PDP supporters clash in Oyo

Several people were, in the early hours of Saturday, injured when supporters of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, clashed in Ward 7, Ibarapa East East, Oyo State.

According to reports, trouble started when some suspected supporters of PDP allegedly attacked a bus carrying some people to the election ground.

In a reprisal attack, some supporters of APC were said to have traced the leaders of the attackers to their hideout where a free-for-all ensued, leaving many people wounded.

At least, one of the wounded was said to be on danger list at an undisclosed hospital in the town.

As of the time of filing this report, efforts to contact the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso, to comment on the matter, proved abortive, as calls placed across to him were not answered.

By Adeola Badru

(Warning: The images are gory)


Mobilisation by ringing bells in Lagos …

Early arrival of INEC officials in some polling units in Jakande Estate, Oke-Afa, Isolo areas of Lagos.

They arrived as early as 7.45a.m.

However, the polling units were scanty as voters were yet to arrive.

Some parties agents had to ring bells around the community, calling on residents to come out and vote.

By Evelyn Usman


Voting begins in Kebbi …

Voting has began at PU 016, Aliero Housing Estate, Birnin Kebbi.

The BVAS machines are working well. So far.

By Haruna Aliyu


In Rivers, material arrives Ward 7, Obio/Akpor

All electoral materials arrived Rumuaghorlu Ward 7, Unit 2 at 8a.m., but no voter sight.

As early as 7a.m., electoral material left Registration Area Centre (RAC) 07, Rumuokoro in Obio/Akpor.

By Davies Iheamnachor


INEC ready in Enugu

Election materials and INEC staff arrived Obiagu Primary School extension polling units, Enugu State at about 8:05a.m.

By Chinedu Sebastine


In Akwa Ibom …

Electoral officers arrived at Ward 2 Unit 22, Uyo Urban by Asutan Street. But voters yet to arrive. By Chioma Onuegbu


Preparations in Kebbi State

INEC officials and materials arrive PU 016, Aliero Housing Estate, Birnin Kebbi. By Haruna Aliyu


In Ughelli, Delta State …

Ongoing distribution of polling materials at Ughelli RAC Centre.

By Ochuko Akuopha


Soldiers in charge of security in Sokoto …

The Nigerian Army has taken over the security of Sokoto Metropolis as election commences.

No police checkpoints anywhere in the metropolis.

Army in Armoured Personnel Carriers are seen patrolling Sokoto town with soldiers armed to the teeth.


Election materials arrive early at Uyo polling units

By Chioma Onuegbu

Electoral officers were spotted at some polling units within Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital, as early as 7:30a.m.

Some of them were seen at Uyo Urban Ward 21 and Unit 12 pasting voters’ list.

This is even as only few voters are seen at the polling units, unlike during the presidential and National Assembly polls, when electorate arrived their polling units as early as 7a.m.


Personnel, materials on the move in Aboh Mbaise

Movement of ad hoc personnel and materials to pulling units in Aboh Mbaise. By Chidi Nkwopara


Owerri North

Owerri North ad hoc staff set to move. But for almost one hour no security personnel to escort them.

By Chidi Nkwopara


In Delta…

Polling materials left RAC Centre and arrived at the Ward 1/5, Otovwodo unit 3, Ughelli North LGA of Delta State at 7.35am


Security agents start off well in Lagos

In Lagos State, security agents are at alert. Pass (of whatever kind) is not enough to see you through.

You have to step out of your car for checks.


If you want to die, disrupt this election — Police

”Anybody that wants to disrupt the system should be ready to die, and anybody that wants to die should come out and disrupt the system.

“If you love your life, keep away, cast your vote, go home and wait for the result.”

That was the warning from the Police.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of the South-East, John Amadi, issued the warning yesterday in Umuahia.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police, South-East, John Amadi


Good morning to you and welcome to Vanguard, the dependable news source. Today is the governorship and states’ houses of assembly elections. Earlier scheduled for March 11, it was postponed to today, March 18.

We’ll, as usual, bring you live updates on the elections from across the country, in exciting briefs, pictures and videos.

Voters will be electing new governors and their deputies in 28 states and representatives for 993 state houses of assembly constituencies in the 36 states.

Two other elections will hold. One is the Enugu East senatorial district election, while the second is the Esan Central/Esan West/Igueben federal constituency of Edo State. They are not supplementary but main elections that could not be held earlier.

Governorship elections are not holding in Anambra, Bayelsa, Edo, Ekiti, Imo, Kogi, Osun and Ondo, as polls to the offices of governors of the states are held off-cycle and not part of the general election.

Stay with us for from-the-scene updates…

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