By Correspondent Chinyere Ogbonna: The Independent National Electoral Commission,INEC, has released the results of last Saturday’s Presidential election for twenty-nine out of the thirty-six states of the federation including the federal capital territory, FCT.
According to the Chief returning officer for the presidential poll and Chairman of INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega, results for the remaining eight states will be announced at nine O’clock this morning.
INEC states collating officers reeled out hand copies of the already compiled results from the states after which they were presented to Profesor Jega.
Present during the presentation were INEC Resident Electoral Commissioners, Party agents, journalists and representatives of various election monitoring team.
Nigerians home and in the Diaspora as well as the international community and of course friends of Nigeria, are today eagerly awaiting the final results of the presidential poll held last Saturday.
Quite a number of accounts speak of a free, fair, peaceful and transparent process in the election which is being regarded as yet another test for Nigeria to project its image positively at home and abroad.
Former Botswana President Festus Mogae, and leader of the commonwealth observer group, said that Nigerians have shown with the conduct of the presidential poll that they can change the previously held notion that the country cannot conduct a credible election.
Mr Mogae noted that most polling units opened on time, and that observers only saw a few cases of missing voting materials in parts of the country.
However civil society organizations under the aegis of the Nigeria Situation Room are claiming issues bothering on alleged arrest and intimidation of its observers.
A report from the group says that there appears to be systematic and coordinated intimidation and arrest of ITS observers deployed to observe the presidential poll in Nigeria.
The group cites instances of attacks in Jos, Plateau State, as well as in Warri North, Delta State, where three observers were allegedly detained.
The situation room also claims that there were cases of massive thumb-printing in Soku, Akuku Toro LGA in Rivers State, and in in Benue State, where the chairperson of a publishing outfit was caught in a vehicle with previously thumb-printed ballot papers.
The incumbent, President Goodluck Janathan has won twenty-one states out the twenty-five state’s results released. The are as follows:
FCT – PDP
Find below a breakdown of the available results from states around Nigeria from last Saturday’s presidential poll..
The figures show the number of votes won by the main candidates in each state of the thirty-six states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
STATE\PARTY PDP CPC ACN ANPP
ABIA 1,175,984 3,743 n/a n/a
ADAMAWA 508,314 344,526 32,786 n/a
AKWA-IBOM 1,165,629 5,348 54,148 2,000
ANAMBRA 1,145,169 4,223 3,537 975
BAUCHI 258,404 1,315,209 16,674 8,777
BAYELSA 504,811 691 370 136
BENUE 694,776 109,680 223,007 8,592
BORNO 207,075 909,763 n/a n/a
DELTA 1,368,851 8,960 13,146 n/a
EBONYI 480,592 1,025 1,112 14,296
EDO 542,173 17,795 54,242 2,174
EKITI 185,009 2,689 116,981 1,482
ENUGU 802,144 3,753 1,755 1,111
FCT 253,444 3131,576 2,327 3,170
GOMBE 290,376 495,898 n/a n/
IMO 1,381,357 7,591 14,821 2,520
JIGAWA 491,252 663,994 17,353 7,676
KADUNA 1,190,179 1,334,244 11,278 17,301
KANO 440,666 1,624,543 42,353 526,310
KATSITNA 424,587 1,154,000 n/a n/a
KEBBI 369,198 501,453 n/a n/a
KOGI 399,816 132,201 6,516 16,491
KWARA 268,243 86,603 52,432 1,672
LAGOS 1,281,688 189,983 427,203 8,941
NASARAWA 408,997 278,390 1,204 1,047
NIGER 217,289 403,015 7,893 4,882
OGUN 309,177 17,654 199,555 2,969
ONDO 387,376 11,890 74,253 6,741
OSUN 188,409 6,997 299,701 3,617
OYO 484,758 92,396 252,240 7,156
PLATEAU 1,029,865 356,551 10,181 5,235
RIVERS 1,817,762 13,182 16,382 1,449
SOKOTO 309,057 540,759 20,144 5,063
YOBE 117,128 337,537 6,069 143,179
TOTAL 21,099,555 11,104,872 1,979673 804,962
CANDIDATES AND PARTIES
PDP – Goodluck Jonathan (People’s Democratic Party)
CPC – Muhammadu Buhari (Congress for Progressive Change)
ACN – Nuhu Ribadu (Action Congress of Nigeria)
ANPP – Ibrahim Shekarau (All Nigeria Peoples Party)