Buhari Wins, Dusts Atiku, His Main Challenger

Buhari Wins, Dusts Atiku, His Main Challenger

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has officially declared President Muhammadu Buhari President-Elect, following the collation of results of the February 23rd presidential election. INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, the chief returning officer for the presidential election, who announced Buhari winner, says he scored not only the majority votes but also the required 25 per

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has officially declared President Muhammadu Buhari President-Elect, following the collation of results of the February 23rd presidential election.

INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, the chief returning officer for the presidential election, who announced Buhari winner, says he scored not only the majority votes but also the required 25 per cent in 34 states.

Buhari won by 56% compared with 41% for his main challenger, Mr Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party.

The President won by 3.9 million votes, having garnered 15.2 million to Atiku’s 11.3 million. The turnout, based on valid votes, was 33.2%. In the 2015 presidential election, turnout was 44%.

At the end of collation on Tuesday night, Buhari who contested on the platform of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), crossed the 15 million mark in votes scored in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

He polled 15,191,847 votes, winning in 19 of the states, after the result of Rivers was added.

His main challenger Atiku Abubakar, also a former Vice President, scored 11, 255,978 votes and won 17 states and Abuja.

Buhari also satisfied the constitutional requirement of making 25 per cent in 34 states and the FCT. He missed the mark in Enugu and Anambra states.

In 2015, Buhari scored 15, 424,921 votes to beat the PDP incumbent, Dr Goodluck Jonathan who scored 12,853,162 votes.

He had earlier visited his campaign office where he met the young men and women at their desk: “I met the very hardworking members of our team, many of them young people, and was briefed on the performance of our party so far in the Presidential Elections. I am very proud of what has been accomplished,” he said on Twitter.

 

Full Presidential Results

STATES          APC    PDP

1          Ekiti    219,231           154,032

2          Osun    347,634           337,377

3          FCT     152,224           259,997

4          Kwara 308,984           138,184

5          Nasarawa        289,903           283,847

6          Kogi    285,894           218,207

7          Gombe            402,961           138,481

8          Yobe   497,914           50,763

9          Ondo   241,769           275,901

10        Abia    85,058 219,698

11        Enugu  54,423 355,553

12        Ebonyi 90,726 258,573

13        Anambra         33,298 524,738

14        Jigawa 794,738           289,895

15        Niger   612,371           218,052

16        Kaduna           993,445           649,612

17        Oyo     365,229           366,690

18        Adamawa        378,078           410,266

19        Bauchi 798,428           209,313

20        Lagos  580,825           448,015

21        Ogun   281,762           194,655

22        Edo     267,842           275,691

23        Benue  347,668           356,817

24        Imo      140,463           334,923

25        Plateau            468,555           548,665

26        Kano   1,464,768        391,593

27        Katsina            1,232,133        308,056

28        Taraba 324,906           374,743

29        Cross River     117,302           295,737

30        Akwa Ibom     175,429           395,832

31        Borno  836,496           71,788

32        Delta   221,292           594,068

33        Bayelsa            118,821           197,933

34        Sokoto 490,333           361,604

35        Kebbi  581,552           154,282

36        Zamfara           438,682           125,423

37        Rivers  150,710           473,971

Total   15,191,848      11,262,975

 

Detail Breakdown

Ekiti State

Total No: Reg Voters: 899,919

Total No: of Accredited: 395,741

Total Votes Cast: 393,709

Total Valid Votes: 381,132

Rejected Votes: 12,577

AAC: 400

ADC: 406

ADP: 126

APC: 219,231

PDP: 154,032

SDP: 48

Osun State

Total No: Reg Voters: 1,674,729

Total No: of Accredited: 732,984

Total Votes Cast: 731,882

Total Valid Votes: 714,682

Rejected Votes: 17200

AAC: 1,022

ADC: 1,525

ADP: 9,057

APC: 347,634

PDP: 337,377

SDP: 259

FCT [Abuja]

Registered voters: 1,335,015

Accredited voters: 467,784

Rejected vote: 27,457

Cast vote: 451,408

APC: 152,224

PDP: 259,997

Kwara State

Total No: Reg Voters: 1,401 895

Total No: of Accredited: 489,482

Total Votes Cast: 486,254

Total Valid Votes: 459,676

Rejected Votes: 26,578

AAC: 401

ADC: 456

ADP: 203

APC: 308,984

PDP: 138,184

SDP: 212

Nasarawa State

Total No: Reg Voters: 1,509,481

Total No: of Accredited: 613,720

Total Votes Cast: 599,399

Total Valid Votes: 580,778

Rejected Votes: 18,621

AAC: 75

ADC: 339

ADP: 107

APC: 289,903

PDP: 283,847

SDP: 359

Gombe State

Total No: Reg Voters: 1,385,191

Total No: of Accredited: 604,240

Total Votes Cast: 580,649

Total Valid Votes: 554,203

Rejected Votes: 26,446

AAC: 165

ADC: 248

ADP: 135

APC: 402,961

PDP: 138,484

SDP: 248

Ondo State

Total No: Reg Voters: 1,812,567

Total No: of Accredited: 598,586

Total Votes Cast: 586,827

Total Valid Votes: 555,994

Rejected Votes: 30,833

AAC:4,414

ADC:6,296

ADP:1,005

APC:241,769

PDP:275,901

SDP:1,618

Abia State

Total No: Reg Voters: 1,793,861

Total No: of Accredited: 361,561

Total Votes Cast: 344,471

Total Valid Votes: 323,291

Rejected Votes: 21,180

AAC: 212

ADC: 336

ADP: 131

APC: 85,058

PDP: 219,698

SDP: 472

Yobe State

Total No: Reg Voters: 1,365,913

Total No: of Accredited: 601,059

Total Votes Cast: 586,137

Total Valid Votes: 559,365

Rejected Votes: 26,772

AAC: 137

ADC: 162

ADP: 107

APC: 497,914

PDP: 50,763

SDP: 180

Enugu State

Total No: Reg Voters: 1,935,168

Total No: of Accredited: 452,765

Total Votes Cast: 451,063

Total Valid Votes: 421,014

Rejected Votes: 30,049

AAC: 219

ADC: 348

ADP: 137

APC: 54,423

PDP: 355,553

SDP: 130

Ebonyi State

Total No: Reg Voters: 1,392,931

Total No: of Accredited: 391,747

Total Votes Cast: 379,394

Total Valid Votes: 359,131

Rejected Votes: 20,263

AAC: 205

ADC: 213

ADP: 102

APC: 90,726

PDP: 258,573

SDP: 452

Niger State

Total No: Reg Voters: 2,375,568

Total No: of Accredited: 911,964

Total Votes Cast: 896,976

Total Valid Votes: 851,937

Rejected Votes:45,039

AAC: 324

ADC: 588

ADP: 2,582

APC: 612,371

PDP: 218,052

SDP: 239

Jigawa State

Total No: Reg Voters: 2,104,889

Total No: of Accredited: 1,171,801

Total Votes Cast: 1,149,922

Total Valid Votes: 1,106,244

Rejected Votes: 43,678

AAC: 226

ADC: 261

ADP: 107

APC: 794,738

PDP: 289,895

SDP: 5,011

Kaduna State

Total No: Reg Voters: 3,861,033

Total No: of Accredited: 1,757,868

Total Votes Cast: 1,709,005

Total Valid Votes: 1,663,603

Rejected Votes: 45,402

AAC: 243

ADC: 558

ADP: 227

APC: 993,445

PDP: 649,612

SDP: 1,737

Anambra State

Total No: Reg Voters: 2,389,332

Total No: of Accredited: 675,273

Total Votes Cast: 625,035

Total Valid Votes:605,734

Rejected Votes:19,301

AAC: 124

ADC: 227

ADP: 427

APC: 33,298

PDP: 524,738

SDP: 932

Oyo State

Total No: Reg Voters: 2,796,542

Total No: of Accredited: 905,007

Total Votes Cast: 891,080

Total Valid Votes: 836,531

Rejected Votes: 54,549

AAC: 4,041

ADC: 40,830

ADP: 25,384

APC: 365,229

PDP: 366,690

SDP: 766

Adamawa State

Total No: Reg Voters: 1,959,322

Total No: of Accredited:874,920

Total Votes Cast:860,756

Total Valid Votes:811,534

Rejected Votes:49,222

AAC: 282

ADC: 3,989

ADP: 329

APC: 378,078

PDP: 410,266

SDP: 978

Bauchi  State

Total No: Reg Voters:2,453,512

Total No: of Accredited:1,075,330

Total Votes Cast:1,061,955

Total Valid Votes:1,024,307

Rejected Votes:37,648

AAC: 183

ADC: 296

ADP: 123

APC: 798,428

PDP: 209,313

SDP: 516

Lagos State

Total No: Reg Voters: 6,313,507

Total No: of Accredited: 1,196,490

Total Votes Cast: 1,156,590

Total Valid Votes: 1,089,567

Rejected Votes: 67,023

AAC: 8,910

ADC: 2,915

ADP: 1,262

APC: 580,825

PDP: 448,015

SDP: 770

OgunState                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Total No: Reg Voters: 2,336,887

Total No: of Accredited: 613,397

Total Votes Cast: 605,938

Total Valid Votes: 564,256

Rejected Votes: 41,682

AAC: 3,196

ADC: 25,283

ADP: 7,705

APC: 281,762

PDP: 194,655

SDP: 1,374

Edo State

Total No: Reg Voters: 2,150,127

Total No: of Accredited: 604,915

Total Votes Cast: 599,228

Total Valid Votes: 560,711

Rejected Votes: 38,517

AAC: 3,106

ADC: 850

ADP: 714

APC: 267,842

PDP: 275,691

SDP: 184

Benue State

Total No: Reg Voters: 2,391,276

Total No: of Accredited: 786,069

Total Votes Cast: 763,872

Total Valid Votes: 728,912

Rejected Votes: 34,960

AAC: 309

ADC: 554

ADP: 312

APC: 347,668

PDP: 356,817

SDP: 4,927

Imo State

Total No: Reg Voters: 2,037,569

Total No: of Accredited: 585,741

Total Votes Cast: 542,777

Total Valid Votes: 511,586

Rejected Votes: 31,191

AAC: 467

ADC: 541

ADP: 421

APC: 140,463

PDP: 334,923

SDP: 772

Plateau State

Total No: Reg Voters:2,423,381

Total No: of Accredited:1,074,042

Total Votes Cast:1,062,862

Total Valid Votes:1,034,853

Rejected Votes:28,009

AAC:268

ADC:590

ADP:1,395

APC:468,555

PDP:548,665

SDP:599

Kano State

Total No: Reg Voters:5,391,581

Total No: of Accredited:2,006,410

Total Votes Cast:1,964,751

Total Valid Votes:1,891,134

Rejected Votes:73,617

AAC: 416

ADC: 591

ADP: 439

APC:1,464,768

PDP: 391,593

SDP: 635

Katsina State

Total No: Reg Voters:3,210,422

Total No: of Accredited:1,628,865

Total Votes Cast:1,619,185

Total Valid Votes:1,555,473

Rejected Votes:63,712

AAC: 186

ADC: 237

ADP: 140

APC: 1,232,133

PDP: 308,056

SDP: 150

Taraba State

Total No: Reg Voters:1,777,105

Total No: of Accredited: 756,111

Total Votes Cast: 741,564

Total Valid Votes: 712,877

Rejected Votes: 28,687

AAC: 116

ADC: 211

ADP: 136

APC: 324,906

PDP:374,743

SDP: 862

Posts Carousel

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Latest Posts

Top Authors

Most Commented

Featured Videos