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Map of Nigeria showing 36 states and FCT [Photo: World Map]

Governorship Elections: APC holds 15 states; PDP 11; three outstanding (FULL DETAILS)

A clearer picture has now emerged of how the two dominant political parties performed in this year's governorship elections across the country. Elections held in 29 of the 36 states this year, and results for 26 states are now fully in following the supplementary poll on Saturday. Elections did not…

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal

APC rejects Benue, Sokoto governorship results

The Sokoto State Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday rejected the declaration of Gov. Aminu Tambuwal as winner of the just-concluded governorship election in the state. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Mr Tambuwal winner of the election after Saturday’s supplementary with a narrow margin of 342…

PDP Chairman, Uche Secondus

PDP rejects Kano governorship election results

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says its candidate, Abba Yusuf, is the rightful winner of the Kano State governorship election, saying any declaration that does not reflect such cannot stand. "The whole world knows that the PDP and its candidate, Abba Yusuf, won the Kano state governorship election since March…

Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

It’s Official: INEC declares APC’s Ganduje winner of Kano supplementary guber election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Ganduje, winner of the Kano State governorship supplementary election held Saturday. Mr Ganduje lost the first election held on March 9 by a slim margin, but his total votes in the two…

Jeremiah Useni

Useni vows to challenge Lalong’s victory in court

Jeremiah Useni, gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State, has vowed to challenge the re-election of Gov Simon Lalong for another term. Mr Lalong was on Sunday declared winner of the governorship seat after the supplementary election on March 23. Mr Lalong, candidate of All Progressives…

Voting in progress at Doka PU 003, Dawa village in Rimin Gado local government area Kano state

Kano: PDP candidate warns of ‘unprecedented political crisis’ if Ganduje is declared winner

The Peoples Democratic Party's candidate has rejected the outcome of Saturday's supplementary governorship election in Kano, and has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission against declaring incumbent Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje winner. The candidate, Abba Yusuf, said such announcement by INEC will throw the state into an "unprecedented political crisis" and…

Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong (Photo Credit: Sahara Reporters)

Lalong speaks on victory in Plateau governorship

Gov Simon Lalong of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who retained his office after Saturday’s supplementary polls, is seeking the support of Plateau residents to deliver the dividends of democracy to them. The governor was declared the winner of the polls by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday…

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Benue REC confirms attack on INEC convoy on Gboko-Makurdi road

The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Benue, Nentawe Yilwatda, has confirmed the attack on the commission’s convoy on Gboko-Makurdi road by unknown gunmen on Saturday night. Mr Yilwatda told journalists in the early hours of Sunday at the INEC headquarters Makurdi, that the Returning Officer for the Governorship supplementary…

PLateau state governor, SImon Bako Lalong. [Photo credit: Pulse.ng]

UPDATED: Simon Lalong Re-Elected As Plateau State Governor

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared governor Simon Lalong of the All Progressive Congress (APC) the winner of the 2019 governorship election in Plateau State. Richard Kimbir, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Agriculture, Makurdi, made the declaration on Sunday at the state INEC headquarters after concluding…

Aminu Tambuwal

Tambuwal now walking tightrope as APC closes gap with one LGA left

Governor Aminu Tambuwal, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Sokoto State governorship election, now walks a tightrope as the margin of win between him and the opposition has narrowed with results from only one local government area, Kebbe, now being awaited for collation. Earlier, after results from…

Simon-Lalong-Plateau

Simon Lalong re-elected as Plateau state governor

The governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong has been declared the winner of Saturday's governorship election in the state. The governor, who contested under the All Progressive Congress (APC), secured a second term mandate by defeating his opponent Jeremiah Useni of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The state's Returning Officer…

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Why we are yet to begin collation in Bauchi – REC

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Bauchi State, Ibrahim Abdullahi, has blamed the delay in the commencing of collation for the supplementary governorship election on the absence of the State Returning Officer, Muhammed Kyari. The REC, who made this disclosure at about 1 a.m., said Mr Kyari, a professor, left…

Voters on a queue

Plateau rerun polls results in Bokkos, Mangu LGs

As results collation for the governorship polls in Plateau is ongoing, below are the results from Bokkos and Mangu Local Government Areas of the state announced by Richard Kimbir, a professor and the Returning Officer of the state. Bokkos LGA: Total number of registered voters in four polling units where…

Aminu Tambuwal

Tambuwal maintains slim lead in Sokoto

Aminu Tambuwal, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Sokoto State governorship election, is leading the poll with a slim margin after results from 18 local government areas were collated for the supplementary election on Saturday night. In the first ballot held on March 9, Mr Tambuwal,…

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, addressing a stakeholders meeting on 2019 General Elections’ postponement, in Abuja on Saturday (16/2/19). 01462/16/2/2019/Sumaila Ibrahim/BJO/NAN

Again, APC wins last assembly seat in Ekiti supplementary poll

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has won the last and only supplementary election for Ekiti East (1) Constituency on Saturday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the APC, by implication, now has total control of the state assembly, having won the 26 seats in the…

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FCT Supplementary: APC wins Kwali Chairmanship elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the chairmanship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Danladi Chiya, winner of the supplementary poll for Kwali Area Council, FCT. Simon Kawe, a professor and the INEC Returning Officer, who announced the result said Mr Chiya scored the highest votes of…

Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje.

Kano Supplementary Poll: Again, Kwankwaso loses in own LGA to Ganduje

A chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, lost in his local government area to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Saturday’s supplementary governorship election. The incumbent governor and candidate of APC, Abdullahi Ganduje, who is seeking re-election, defeated the PDP in Madobi…

Mahmood Yakubu

INEC announces winners of Nasarawa Supplementary polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the winners of the re-run elections in Nassarawa-Eggon East and Panda/Gitata state constituencies. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the re-run was ordered by INEC following the inconclusive elections in the two constituencies during the March 9th, House of Assembly…

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state

Plateau Supplementary Governorship Election: APC’s Lalong leads after six of nine LGs

The governorship candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has maintained his lead in the state's supplementary governorship election. The electoral commission, INEC, had two weeks ago declared the state’s governorship election inconclusive as the margin of victory was less than the cancelled votes. Before the declaration of the…

Counting of votes at a polling unit where there was a rerun

Benue Governorship: Final results of supplementary election (LIVE UPDATES)

The final collation of the supplementary election results in Benue State has started. The collation is holding at the INEC state headquarters in Makurdi, the Benue State capital. Before the supplementary election, Governor Samuel Ortom of the PDP, who scored 410,576 votes, had a lead of 81,554 votes over Emmanuel…

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FCT Supplementary poll: PDP candidate wins Bwari Council chairmanship seat

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday declared Shekwogaza Gabaya of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), winner of Bwari Area Council Chairmanship Election. Mohammed Umaru, a professor and Returning/Collation Officer for the council’s supplementary elections announced that Mr Gabaya of PDP polled a total of 31,114 votes, and therefore…

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INEC collation officer shot in Benue

The local government collation officer for Gboko Local Government Area, Comfort Dooshima, has been shot by unknown gunmen in Makurdi, the Benue State capital. Ms Doshima, a professor and lecturer at the University of Agriculture was on her way to the INEC headquarters, Makurdi, to present results from the local…

Voting going on smoothly at PU002 in Atawa village, Rimin Gado local hovernment area Kano. This is contrary to reports we recevied earlier that no election is holding in the area

INEC begins collation of Kano supplementary election results (LIVE UPDATES)

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has begun the collation of results of the supplementary governorship election in Kano State. The collation is holding at the headquarters of INEC in Kano. Already collation officers from some local governments have made their submissions. Results from PU 09 in Gezawa local government…

PDP sweeps most polling units in Bauchi supplementary governorship election

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday strengthened its readiness to take over the Bauchi Government House as the party won big in most of the 36 polling units where supplementary elections were held. The electoral commission, INEC, had two weeks ago declared the state's governorship election inconclusive following…

Ward 1, unit 1 at Ogboko Village in Ideato south, Imo state, Election process yet to start.INEC officials are still setting up the Centre, addressing the voters.

Voter apathy trails Imo supplementary poll

Voter apathy trailed the March 23 supplementary House of Assembly election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Imo. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that there was low turnout of voters in the five affected Local Government Areas of the state on Saturday. The March 9…