The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday, March 9, conducted governorship elections across 29 out of 36 states across Nigeria and state House of Assembly elections across the country.
The electoral commission on Sunday, March 10, commenced official collation of the governorship results. While some results in some states have been collated and winners announced, collations are still ongoing in some states. Also, INEC has declared the elections in some states inconclusive.
Four states, Bauchi, Adamawa, Plateau and Sokoto states, do not have governors elect yet following the inconclusive nature of the guber polls.
In all the four affected states, the margin of win has been smaller than the number of cancelled votes. Below is the breakdown:
Margin of lead between PDP and APC: 4059
Cancelled Votes: 45,312
PDP: 367, 471
Margin of win: 32,476
Cancelled Votes: 40,988
Andrew Haruna, the state returning officer, said votes were cancelled in 44 polling units across the state. He declared the poll inconclusive.
Total registered voters 2,480,455
Total accredited voters 1,157,025
Total valid votes 1,154,678
Total votes cast 1,154,678
Margin between the two parties 44,929
Cancelled votes 49,377
Aminu Tambuwal PDP: 489,558 votes
Ahmed Aliyu APC: 486,145 votes
Margin of Winning 3,413
Cancellation in 136 polling units with 75,403 registered voters.