Abuja - The Independent National Electoral
Commission (INEC) has announced results of Saturday’s Presidential
Election in 10 more states to bring the total number of states to 18
states and the FCT.
The states are Kano, Jigawa, Katsina, Kwara, Kaduna, Anambra, Abia, Akwa Ibom, Plateau and Imo.
The results were announced by the returning officers of the states at the National Collation Centre in Abuja.
The media recalls that INEC had earlier
announced results of Ekiti, Enugu, Osun, Ogun, Oyo, Ondo, Nasarawa and
In Kano, the ruling PDP polled 215 779 votes while the main
opposition party, APC, scored 1 903 999 out of a total of 2 128 821
valid votes cast.
According to the results, which were announced by the Collation
Officer, Prof. Hamisu Muhammad, the other 12 parties that took part in
the election shared the remaining votes.
Hamisu said that a total of 43 626 votes were void in the state.
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In Jigawa, the PDP garnered 142 904 votes against APC’s 885 988 out of a total of 1 037 564 valid votes.
The Collation Officer, Prof. James Ayatse, said that a total of 34 325 votes were rejected.
The PDP polled 98 937 out of a total of 1 449 426 votes cast in Katsina while the APC secured 1 345 441 votes.
According to the Collation Officer, Prof. Attahiru Aminu, 32 288
votes were rejected out of the 1 481 714 votes cast in the state.
In Kwara, the PDP scored 132 602 votes while the APC polled 302 146 out of a total of 461 401 votes cast.
The Collation Officer, Prof. Musbau Akanji, said that 21 321 votes were rejected.
In Kaduna State, the PDP secured 484 085 votes as against APC’s 1 127 760 out of a total of 1 650 201 votes cast in the state.
Announcing the result, the Collation Officer, Prof. Ja’afar Kaura,
said a total of 928 606 votes were cast in the state out of which 32 719
However, there were reported cases of cancellation and non-holding of
elections in seven local government areas, including Kudan, Igabi,
Zangon-Kataf and Kagarko.
The total numbers of voters affected in the seven local governments were 27 482.
Of the total of 688 584 valid votes cast in Anambra, the PDP polled 660 762 while the APC secured 17 926.
The Collation Officer for the state, Prof. Chigozie Asiabaka, gave
the number of rejected votes as 14 825 out of a total of 703 409 votes
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In Abia, PDP and the APC polled 368 303 and 13 394 votes respectively
out of the total of 391 045 valid votes cast in the election.
Prof. Benjamin Chukwuma , the Collation Officer, said that 10 004 votes were rejected out of the 401 049 cast.
The media also reports that results from Kogi earlier announced by Prof.
Michael Adikwu, but put on hold by the INEC Chairman, Prof. Atahiru Jega
was accepted when the second batch of results were presented.
The media recalls that Adikwu’s report failed to capture the number of
voters in the two polling units where the election was cancelled.
He, however, announced that the number of voters in the two polling
units affected in Dekina local government area were 9 756 and 1 089.
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The results from Kogi showed that the PDP secured 149 987 votes as against the APC’s 264 851.
Announcing the results, Prof. Adikwu, said that 421 328 votes were
valid out of a total of 439 287 cast with 17 959 votes voided.
The PDP polled 559 185 out of a total of votes 702 964 cast in Imo, while the APC secured 133 253 votes.
According to the Collation Officer, Prof. Ibidapo Obe, 28 957 votes were rejected out of the 731 921 votes cast in the state.
The Election in 54 polling units in four local government areas with a
total number of 30 353 registered voters was cancelled owing to
In Plateau, the PDP scored 549 615 votes, while the APC polled 429 140 out of a total of 1 000 692 votes cast.
The Collation Officer, Prof. Emmanuel Kucha, said that 1 076 833 votes were rejected.
In Akwa Ibom, the PDP secured 953 304 votes as against APC’s 58 411 out of a total of 1 028 551 votes cast in the state.
Announcing the result, the Collation Officer, Bassey Asuquo, said a
total of 1 028 551 votes were cast in the state, adding that none was