#NIGERIADECIDES: INEC ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL RESULTS


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is
holding a press conference in Abuja. The first official
announcement of the first batch of results is happening now.

12:30 Cross River state (18 LGAs): Prof Comfort Ekpo (VC, University of Uyo) gives the breakdown for 14 polical parties, gets a reminder to read from original papers.

AA – 279

ACPN – 451

AD – 790

ADC – 749

APA – 532

APC – 28,368

CPP – 381

HOPE – 237

KOWA – 312

NCP – 390

PDP – 414,863

PPN – 864

UDP – 289

UPP – 1487

Total votes cast – 465,906. Valid votes – 450,514. Rejected votes – 15,392.

Cancellations: total – 3259 votes in 12 PUs.

12:21 Gombe state (11 LGAs): Prof Ibrahim reads the results, gets the warning to read from the original results sheet.

73 polling units affected in Gombe, with the number of voters of 32,511 in Akko, Balanga, Billiri, Dukku, Funakaye, Gombe, Kaltungo, Nafada, Yalmaltu/Deba.

AA – 104

ACPN – 192

AD – 169

ADC – 247

APA – 773

APC – 361,245

CPP – 407

HOPE – 46

KOWA – 97

NCP – 227

PDP – 96,873

PPN – 157

UDP – 25

UPP – 37

Total valid – 460,499, rejected – 12,845, total number of votes cast 473,444.

12:14 Bayelsa state (8 LGAs): Prof Joseph  (Univeristy of Hort Harcourt) reads the results:

AA – 45

ACPN – 38

AD – 69

ADC – 116

APA – 70

APC – 5194

CPP – 44

HOPE – 18

KOWA – 52

NCP – 95

PDP – 361,209

PPN – 62

UDP – 20

UPP – 35

Valid votes – 367,067, rejected votes – 4672, total votes cast – 371,739. There were no cancellations.

12:05 Prof Adewole, the collation officer of Lagos state (20 LGAs), reads the results. No cancellations recorded. But in 6 LGAs, 37 polling units, there was no voting at all due to various reasons. 19,830 voters affected. The INEC got the appropriate form.

AA – 1795

ACPN – 3038

AD – 4453

ADC – 2072

APA – 2177

APC – 792,460

CPP – 1125

HOPE – 255

KOWA – 1000

NCP – 1430

PDP – 632,327

PPN – 1041

UDP – 269

UPP – 244

Total valid votes – 1,443,686. Rejected votes – 52289. Total votes cast – 1,495,975.

11:53 Niger state (25 LGAs): the collation officer is Prof Ambali, the VC of Ilorin, is presenting the breakdown for the 14 parties.

Elections affected in Agaie, Agwara, Borgu, Edatti, Gbako, Katcha, Lapai, Magama, Rijau, Shiroro. Polling units involved – 59. Votes affected – 29,662.

AA – 307

AD – 403

ACPN – 441

ADC – 614

APA – 2006

APC – 657,678

CPP – 1264

HOPE – 198

KOWA – 305

NCP – 550

PDP – 149,222

PPN – 449

UDP – 116

UPP – 118

Total valid votes – 813,671, rejected votes – 31,012, total votes cast – 844,683.

11:45 Ebonyi state (Prof. Ahaneku, VC of Awka) is to announce the results for 13 LGAs, 14 political parties.

Elections cancelled Abakaliki, Ikwo, Ohaozara, Onicha. Polling units involved – 38. Votes affected – 23,551.

AA – 426

AD – 1133

ACPN – 1214

ADC – 2704

APA – 2452

APC – 19,518

CPP – 2345

KOWA – 193

HOPE – 989

NCP – 1890

PDP – 323,653

PPN – 1168

UDP – 624

UPP – 4859

Total valid – 363,888, rejected votes – 29,449, total votes cast – 393,337.

11:41 As for the result published by an APC associate website, he said that he did not give out results to no one and said that he hasn’t seen any results so far. He reminded that only the INEC can announce the official results.

Jega finally warns against escalating the issue, he then tells the protestor that an elder statesman needs to remain respectful.

11:38 Jega finally gets to talk and reply the accusations by the protestor. He says that his PA had come to him and said that the PDP through Dr Bello Fadili had been trying to give him some papers and petitions since yesterday afternoon. But such petitions cannot be collected at the base, where voting collation and announcement takes place.

11:35 The protestor accompanied with three men proceed to stage a sit in protest, Jega not allowed to reply to the allegation of being tribalistic.

The INEC boss was listening, then suggested that all is ready to continue. However, the noisy speaker does not think so.

11:30 “We have lost confidence in what you are doing Jega, we don’t believe in you anymore. Jega, we will not take it from you. You are tribalistic! You are partial!” Elder Godsday Orubebe.

11:26 The start is disrupted.

The start of the session is disrupted by an emotional speech of an observer.

11:20 An observer (PDP memeber) takes the microphone, appeals to the INEC boss, urges to do something with the situation in Rivers state.

11:18 Opening remarks: Jega apologised. Reminded that INEC does all its best to finish and declare the results a.s.a.p.

11:15 Prof Jega walks in. Everybody is getting ready for the start.

11:05 More and more officials take their seats. Jega is not in the hall yet.

10:17 Yesterday Prof. Jega earned an unofficial title of the most-awaited person in Africa. He retains this title today.

09:40 Buhari has 25%+ of votes in 13 states so far.

09:05 Good morning, fellow Nigerians!

As we prepare for the start of the third session, let’s have a look at the stats:

The votes of 15,610,392 of Nigerians have been collated so far.

Muhammadu Buhari got 54.58%, while President Jonathan – 41.56%.

Prof. Jega before leaving the collation centre in the night of March 30, 2015, Monday. Photo: INEC Nigeria

23:15 JEGA: “That’s all for today. Announcement of results
continues 10am tomorrow.”

23:03 Prof Emmanuel, the collaton officer of Plateau state,
announces the results of the state:
AA – 178
ACPN – 391
AD – 279
ADC – 460
APA – 618
APC – 429,140
PDP – 549,615
CPP – 237
HOPE – 56
KOWA – 138
NCP – 693
PPN – 558
UDP – 54
UPP – 29
Valid votes – 982,388, rejected votes – 18,304, votes cast –
1,000,692.

22:54 Imo state is up next. Prof Oye Ibidapo-Obe is
introducing the numbers:
AA – 533
ACPN – 956
AD – 757
ADC – 1617
APA – 2236
APC – 133,253
PDP – 559,185
CPP – 733
HOPE – 157
KOWA – 158
NCP – 784
PPN – 414
UDP – 264
UPP – 1917
Total valid votes – 702,964. Rejected votes – 28,957. Total
votes cast – 731,921.

22:48 The break took six times longer than expected. Akwa
Ibom state is next. Prof James Opeke, the collation officer, to
read the results:
AA – 1600
ACPN – 474
AD – 443
ADC – 608
APA – 384
APC – 58,411
PDP – 953,304
CPP – 412
HOPE – 192
KOWA – 160
NCP – 381
PPN – 327
UDP – 224
UPP – 144
Votes cast – 1,028,551, rejected votes – 11,487, valid votes
– 1,017,064.

21:41 Recess of 10 minutes before the results from two more
states will be announced.

21:36 Prof Benjamin Chukwuma, the collation officer,
announces the information on elections from Abia state.
AA – 315
ACPN – 2194
AD – 448
ADC – 569
APA – 2766
APC – 13,394
CPP – 1046
PDP – 368,303
HOPE – 125
KOWA – 173
PPN – 424
NCP – 745
UDP – 213
UPP – 330
Valid votes – 391,045, rejected votes – 10,004, votes cast –
401,049.

21:31 Anambra is next. Prof Chigozie, the collation officer, is
about to read the results.
AA – 547
ACPN – 1259
AD – 475
ADC – 534
APA – 2303
APC – 17,926
CPP – 1279
HOPE – 357
KOWA – 311
PDP – 660,762
PPN – 537
UDP – 286
UPP – 1121
NCP – 887
VALID votes – 688,584, rejected – 14,825, votes cast –
703,409.
21:28 Update on Kaduna: Elections affected: Igabi, Kachia,
Kagarko, Kudan, Sabon gari, Sanga, Soba, Zangon and Kataf.
Polling units involved – 38.
Votes affected – 27,482.

21:20 The next state is Kaduna, represented by Prof Kaura.
AA – 218
ACPN – 424
AD – 273
ADC – 546
APA – 1611
APC – 1,127,760
CPP – 824
PDP – 484,085
HOPE – 105
KOWA – 176
NCP – 754
PPN – 549
UDP – 79
UPP – 78
Valid votes – 1,617,482, rejected – 32,719, total votes cast –
1,650,201.

21:17 Kwara state results are ready. Prof Musibau Akanni, the
collation officer, announces them.
AA – 248
ACPN – 817
AD – 520
ADC – 438
APA – 1165
APC – 302,146
CPP – 910
HOPE – 118
KOWA – 214
PDP – 132,602
NCP – 394
PPN – 325
UDP – 81
UPP – 102
Valid votes – 440,080, rejected – 21,321, total cast –
461,401.

21:12 Katsina state is up next and also saw 14 parties
contesting. Prof. Amin will announce the results.
APC – 1,345,441
PDP – 98,937
AA – 183
APA – 1671
ACPN – 402
AD – 283
ADC – 498
CPP – 976
KOWA – 215
HOPE – 47
NCP – 330
PPN – 254
UDP – 117
UPP – 72
Valid votes – 1,449,426, votes cast – 1,481,714, rejected –
32,288.

21:06 Prof Yayatu is the collation officer in Jigawa state that
has 27 LGAs. 14 parties participated in the elections in
Jigawa.
AA – 394
ACPN – 540
AD – 587
ADC – 375
APA – 2527
APC – 885,988
CPP – 1553
HOPE – 337
KOWA – 423
NCP – 548
PDP – 142,904
PPN – 853
UDP – 338
UPP – 197
Valid votes – 1,037,564, rejected votes – 34,325, votes cast
– 1,071,889.

20:57 Prof Mohammed is the Collation Officer for Kano state
that has 44 LGAs.
AA – 206
ACPN – 778
AD – 708
ADC – 657
APA – 2770
APC – 1,903,999
CPP – 1552
HOPE – 292
KOWA – 288
NCP – 697
PDP – 215,779
PPN – 485
UDP – 234
UPP – 156
Total valid votes in Kano – 2,128,821. Total votes rejected –
43,626. Votes cast in Kano – 2,172,447.

20:56 There may be a correction in Enugu results earlier
announced.
20:55 Collation resumes.
INEC announces the results of the presidential election. Photo:
INEC Nigeria
20:48 Prof Jega has shown up. INEC set to announce results
from more states.
INEC boss leaves the venue after the first session. Photo:
INEC Nigeria
16:15 The results of eight states and the FCT have been
announced so far:
“We will reconvene at 8pm for more results. We learnt that 18
more states have already collated their results and the
collation officers are on their way to the INEC headquarters in
Abuja,” Jega said.

16:04 Prof Abdulmumuni is the Collation Officer of Nasarawa
state. There are 13 Local Government areas in Nasarawa.
AA – 40
ACPN – 95
AD – 74
ADC – 105
APA – 310
APC – 236,838
CPP – 131
HOPE – 4
KOWA – 48
NCP – 222
PDP – 273,460
PPN – 164
UDP – 23
UPP – 33
Total number of valid votes in Nasarawa – 511,547. Total
number of rejected votes – 10,094. Total votes cast –
521,641.

15:54 Prof Ayobami Salami, the Deputy VC Academics of
OAU, is the collation officer of Oyo state. Total number of
registered voters in Oyo – 2,344,448.
AA – 6331
ACPN – 8979
AD – 6282
ADC – 5000
APA – 4468
APC – 528,620
CPP – 6674
HOPE – 839
KOWA – 1312
NCP – 1895
PDP – 303,376
PPN – 2842
UDP – 1069
UPP – 3665
Total valid votes in Oyo – 881,352. Total rejected votes –
47,254. Total votes cast – 920,066.

15:45 Prof Micheal Faborode is the collation officer of the FCT
Abuja. There are six area councils in the FCT. Total number
of registered voters – 886,573. Number of accredited voters –
344,056. 14 political parties took part in the FCT.
AA – 139
ACPN – 342
AD – 240
ADC – 288
APA – 674
APC – 146, 399
CPP – 347
HOPE – 83
KOWA – 165
NCP – 473
PDP – 157,195
PPN – 269
UDP – 95
UPP – 96
Total valid votes in FCT – 306,805. Total rejected votes –
9,210. Total votes cast – 316,015.

15:37 Prof Olusola Oyewole is the collation officer of Ondo
state. Number of registered voters – 1,501,549. Number of
accredited voters – 618,040.
AA – 386
ACPN – 2406
AD – 1237
ADC – 1227
APA – 1139
APC – 299,889
CPP – 1012
HOPE – 184
KOWA- 223
NCP – 846
PDP – 251,368
PPN – 734
UDP – 184
UPP – 221 votes
Total valid votes 561,056. Total rejected votes 21,379. Total
votes cast 582,435.

15:27 #Nigeria2015: Osun state results is next. Prof Isaac
Uzoma is the collation officer of Osun. Number of registered
voters – 1,378,113. Number of accredited voters – 683,169.
AA – 377
ACPN – 1731
AD – 1667
ADC – 937
APC – 383,603
CPP – 1029
HOPE – 132
KOWA – 255
NCP – 767
PDP – 249,927
PPN – 599
UDP – 124
UPP – 159
Total valid votes – 642,615. Total rejected votes – 20,758.
Total votes cast – 663,373.

15:17 #Nigeria2015: Kogi results are next. Professor Atiku,
Vice Chancellor of University of Abuja, is the collation Officer
of Kogi state.
Prof Atiku: Total registered voters – 1,350,883, accredited
voters – 476,839.
AA – 700
ACPN – 1089
AD – 427
ADC – 761
APA – 1001
APC – 264,851
HOPE – 147
KOWA – 190
NCP – 399
PDP – 149,987
PPN – 476
UDP – 180
UPP – 1456

15:08 Prof Hillary, the VC of Mike Okpara University, is the
collation officer of Enugu state.
14 political parties took part in Enugu state. Total number of
registered voters – 1,381,563.
AA – 441
ACPN – 479
AD – 269
ADC – 478
APA – 715
APC – 14,157
CPP – 237
HOPE – 110
KOWA – 203
NCP – 761
PDP – 553,003
PPN – 407
UDP – 1623
UPP – 290
Total valid votes – 573,173.
Total rejected votes – 12,459.
Total votes cast – 585,632.

14:55 Prof Duro Oni is the Ogun State Collation Officer.
20 local governments participated in Ogun state, 14 political
parties took part in the polls. Total number of registered
voters in Ogun – 1,709,409.
Accredited voters – 594,975.
AA – 584
AD – 1927
ACPN – 3072
ADC – 1364
APA – 1930
APC – 308,290
PDP – 207,950
PPN – 4339
UDP – 562
UPP – 597
HOPE – 332
KOWA – 432
NCP – 815
Total valid votes – 533,172.
Total rejected votes – 26,441.
Votes cast – 559,631.

14:45 Prof Daramola: 14 political parties participated in Ekiti
state

AA – 94
AD – 854
ADC – 424
APA – 482
APC – 120,331
CPP – 330
HDP – 94
KOWA – 108
NCP – 377
PDP – 176,466
PPN – 388
UDP – 60
UPP – 145

Total registered – 723,255. Total valid – 300,691. Rejected
votes – 8754. Cast – 309,445.

14:44 #Nigeriadecided: Professor Adebiyi Daramola, Vice
Chancellor of FUTA, is the returning officer of Ekiti state.

14:41 JEGA: We are taking the results from first come first
serve basis #Nigeriadecided #Nigeria2015

14: 40 Seven out of 36 states results already collated.
Leaving 29 states results to be collated.

14:38 Jega holding last-minute consultations with Returning
Officers.

14:36 Returning officer from Ekiti state is being expected to
come forward to announce results from the state.

14:33 Seven states results have been collated so far.
14:31 Ekiti state results to be announced first.

14:31 The results will be announced starting from states with
‘E’.

14:30 Chief Returning Officer set to announce State-by-State
results.

14:20 Professor Jega starts with reading out the 19 specific
steps in the collation procedure.

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