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Win or Lose: Grieving & Healing After Election Results (APC =15, PDP=6,NNPP=1).

Win or Lose: Grieving & Healing After Election Results (APC =15, PDP=6,NNPP=1).

Anointed candidates of some governors lost the election, according to further results from the governorship election issued by the Independent National Election Commission on Monday.

The All Progressives Congress appeared to have won the governorship elections in 15 states, including Sokoto, Katsina, Jigawa, Gombe, Lagos, Kwara, Niger, Yobe, Nasarawa, C’River, Ebonyi, Ogun, Benue, Kaduna, and Borno, according to all the results that had been officially announced as of Monday night at 10 p.m.

Nigerian political parties

The New Nigeria Peoples Party won Kano, while the Peoples Democratic Party triumphed in Plateau, Bauchi, Oyo, Delta, Rivers, and Akwa Ibom.

The dispute between the Labour Party and the PDP over the results from some local government areas caused the results of the election in the states of Abia and Enugu to be delayed.

In order to fix the problems, INEC halted further results collation of the governorship election while it looked into the procedure of contentious voting in some of the two states.

On Sunday, INEC announced that the winners of the governorship election were Governors Seyi Makinde (Oyo, PDP), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun, APC), Muhammadu Yahaya (Gombe, APC), Babatunde Sanwo-Olu (Lagos, APC), Mai Mala Buni (Yobe, APC), and Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq (Kwara, APC).

Also elected as governors were the PDP candidate for Akwa Ibom State, Pastor Umo Eno of the APC, and Dr. Dikko Radda of the PDP for Katsina.

The APC candidates for governor of Sokoto State, Ahmed Sokoto, and Jigawa State, Namadi Dammodi, were both elected.

The opposition parties, however, defeated Umar Ganduje, the governor of Kano State, Simon Lalong, Aminu Tambuwal, the governor of Sokoto, and Samuel Ortom, the governor of Benue.

Abba Yusuf, the opposition candidate, defeated Yusuf Gawuna to become the next governor of Kano, and Ganduje was pronounced a failure by the NNPP.

Gawuna, the state’s deputy governor, was chosen by Ganduje, whereas Yusuf had the support of Rabiu Kwankwaso, the NNPP presidential candidate and former governor of Kano.

Ahmad Ibrahim, the INEC returning officer, declared that Yusuf received 1,019,602 votes, while Gawuna received 890,705.

In 2019, Yusuf ran against Ganduje in what was viewed as an extremely contentious election that required further voting in 28 of the state’s 44 local government units.

Candidate endorsed by Ganduje
With 26,655 votes, Yusuf had a lead over Ganduje at the completion of the first election. Ganduje received 987,819 votes, whereas Yusuf, the PDP candidate at the time, received 1,014,474 votes.


In the end, Ganduje received 45,876 votes, while Yusuf received 10,239 in the additional voting.

After eight years of Lalong’s rule, the opposition PDP has retaken control of the Plateau State governorship from the ruling APC.

After compiling the results from the 17 local government areas of the state, its candidate, Caleb Mutfwang, was proclaimed the victor at precisely 3:33 pm on Monday by the Returning Officer and Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Lafia, Prof Idris Amali.

Remember that the PDP had ruled the state from 1999 till Lalong ousted the party in 2015.

Lalong also won re-election in 2019 and held onto his position until the elections last Saturday.


Amali proclaimed Mutfwang to be the legitimately elected governor at the INEC collation center in Jos, the state’s capital. The PDP candidate won with 525,299 votes, defeating the rival APC candidate, Dr. Nentawe Yilwatda, who received 481,370 votes.

“I’m going to announce the results that I have here,” he said. 18 people are competing. That Caleb Manesah Mutfwang of the PDP is hereby pronounced the winner after fulfilling all legal conditions.

The PDP candidate won in 10 LGAs, while his APC rival won in 7 LGAs, according to the findings.

Sokoto survey

In Sokoto, Tambuwal’s chosen candidate lost to his APC rival, who was subsequently named the state’s victor in the race for governor.

In order to defeat PDP candidate Saidu Ubandoma, who received 404,632 votes, Sokoto received 453,661 votes, according to the state collation officer Bichi Amaya’u, who made the announcement late on Sunday night.

The governor-elect served as Tambuwal’s deputy from 2015 to 2019 and is an associate of Aliyu Wamakko, a former Sokoto State governor and senator.

He ran for office in 2019 against Tambuwal, a PDP member, and lost by a slim margin of 342 votes following a second round of voting.

Moreover, Prof. Faruk Kuta, the returning officer, announced Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia, the APC candidate in Benue State, to be the state’s new governor on Monday.

In order to win the election, the cleric defeated Titus Uba of the PDP, Ortom’s candidate.

The vice chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, announced the results of the election at the INEC headquarters in Makurdi, Today. He said that the priest won with 473,933 votes, defeating PDP candidate Uba, who received 223,914 votes.

Hemma Hembe, the LP candidate, received 41,841 votes and finished a distant third.

The PDP candidate for governor won in four LGAs, the APC candidate for governor won in 17, and the LP candidate won in one council.

However, Kwande Local Government Area was unable to hold the governorship election as a result of printing mistakes on the ballots intended for the council.

The returning officer claimed that in order to determine the winner of the election, the commission relied on INEC instructions and section 24 (1) of the Electoral Act.

According to Prof. Sam Egwu, the state’s resident electoral commissioner, the commission will declare an election winner when the margin of victory exceeds the number of registered votes in the local government in question.

With 15 Registration Areas, the Kwande LGA has 172,294 registered voters.

Results indicate that the winning margin was 250,020 votes.

Zulum triumphs

Furthermore on Monday, Babagana Umara Zulum, the governor of Borno State, easily won reelection.

Ali Jajari of the PDP received 82,147 votes, falling short of Zulum’s 545,543 total votes on the APC platform.

According to the state’s returning officer, Prof. Jude Rabo, Zulum was declared elected after receiving the most votes and a quarter of the total votes cast in each of the state’s 27 LGAs.

Moreover, the APC gained all 28 seats in the house of Assembly.

As Governor Abdullahi Sule was named the victor of the governorship election, the APC also widened its base in Nasarawa State.

Sule defeated David Ombugadu of the PDP, who received 283, 016 votes, to win a second term in office with 347, 209 votes.
The NNPP’s Abdullahi Maidoya received 11,726 votes.

Prof. Ishaya Tanko, the INEC’s returning officer for Nasarawa State, compiled the results and made them public on Monday in Lafia.

Tanko, the vice chancellor of the University of Jos in Plateau state, also stated that Mohammed Mustapha, the social democratic party candidate, received 9,003 votes.

The returning officer went on to say that there were 1,899,244 registered voters in the state overall, 668,978 accredited voters, 660,805 votes totaled, and 6,934 invalid ballots.

“The APC with the candidate, Sule Audu Alhaji is thus returned and declared the winner of the governorship election in Nasarawa State,” said Tanko. “Having satisfied the qualifications and having earned the total votes of 347,209,” he said.

The APC’s victory streak also extended to Niger State, where Umar Bago, the party’s nominee, triumphed in the state’s governorship election.

Prof. Clement Allawa, the state collation officer, said that the Bago received 469, 896 votes overall and won in 20 of the 25 LGAs.

“The APC with the candidate, Sule Audu Alhaji is thus returned and declared the winner of the governorship election in Nasarawa State,” said Tanko. “Having satisfied the qualifications and having earned the total votes of 347,209,” he said.

The APC’s victory streak also extended to Niger State, where Umar Bago, the party’s nominee, triumphed in the state’s governorship election.

Prof. Clement Allawa, the state collation officer, said that the Bago received 469, 896 votes overall and won in 20 of the 25 LGAs.

Isah Kantigi, the PDP candidate, received 387 476 votes, winning in five local government areas.

The lone female candidate in the race, Khadijat Abdulahi of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, received 1,746 votes, placing her third behind Yahaya Mohammed of the NNPP with 3,378 votes.

“I, Professor Clement Allawa, officially certify that I am the Returning Officer for the 2023 governorship election that was contested on the 18th March 2023,” Allawa said in his announcement of the outcome.

I officially pronounce APC candidate Umar Mohammed Bago as the victor of the Niger state governorship election in 2023 after he met all legal conditions.

Bala Mohammed, the governor of Bauchi State, defied the APC’s assault by winning reelection on the

The returning officer, Abdulkareem Mohammed, declared the outcome on Monday. He stated that the governor received 525,280 votes, defeating Sadique Abubakar of the APC, who received 432,272 votes.

Mohammed triumphed in 15 of the state’s 20 LGAs, while Abubakar, the outgoing head of the air staff, won five.

Mohammed, a former senator, and minister of the Federal Capital Territory, won the state’s inaugural election for governor in 2019.

The All Progressives Congress, meantime, rejected the election’s results after its representative, Abdulmumuni Kundak, declined to sign the results sheet on the grounds that it included anomalies.

Kundak and other party agents were requested to sign Form EC 8 after the returning officer had recorded the results, but he declined, claiming the validity of the results was in doubt.

“I won’t sign the results because I’m not happy with them and I’m not certain that this is the real outcome,” the person said. It’s a cooked outcome. Before everyone was here, I had sent multiple alerts. Unless they grasp my hand and force me to, I won’t sign.


“There were numerous inconsistencies that I brought up before the returning officer, but they chose not to listen to me. How can you send your workers to conduct an election and deliver you the results if you don’t let the witnesses attend the presentation of the results?, he questioned.

The APC requested the results of the election in five LGAs be canceled in a petition that it sent to the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, alleging widespread manipulation, violence, and electoral malpractices.

They also urged that the election be deemed inconclusive following the cancellation in order to allow for a repeat.

Legal counsel
“We hereby complain about the massive rigging, violence, and electoral malpractices committed which marred the Bauchi State governorship election conducted on March 18, 2023, in Alkaleri, Kirfi, Toro, Warji, and Zaki Local Government Areas,” read the petition, which was signed by Rabiu Garba, the legal adviser for the APC.

The party claimed that its members were disenfranchised after being chased away by alleged thugs in the Alkaleri LGA.

“Over-voting without cancellation and box-snatching were prevalent during the election in Alkaleri LGA. A returning officer was tortured, beaten, and threatened with a gun to sign the fabricated outcome.

“In light of the foregoing, we definitely state that the governorship election held on March 18, 2003, in Bauchi State was invalidated due to non-compliance with the Electoral Act, 2022 and INEC guidelines for the 2023 general elections.

The petition stated in part, “We, therefore, seek for the cancellation of the governorship election held in the Alkaleri, Toro, Warji, and Zaki Local Government Areas and the designation of the election in Bauchi State as inconclusive.

In Delta State, where Sheriff Oborevwori was declared the winner, the PDP enjoyed similar success.

Oborevwori, the state assembly’s current Speaker and a favorite of outgoing Governor Ifeanyi Okowa received 360,234 votes, defeating APC candidate Ovie Omo-Agege, who received 240,229 votes.

Kaura, Sanga, Kajuru, Jaba, Makarfi, Jema’ah, Zango-Kataf, Soba, Chikun, Kagarko, Kachia, Lere, and Kudan were among the LGAs that Ashiru won.

The APC candidate, on the other hand, triumphed in Giwa, Ikara, Kauru, Sabon-Gari, Zaria, Kubau, Kaduna South, Kaduna North, Igabi, and Birnin-Gwari.

Prior to the announcement, there were, however, wild celebrations in several areas of the state that the PDP candidate had won the poll, with locals toasting the success at the state’s many bars. In the southern portion of the state, Barnawa, Sabon Tasha, Narayi, and Gonin-Gora were among the locations where ferocious celebrations broke out.


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