Nigeria presidential election: The 2023 Nigerian presidential election has been a highly anticipated event, as citizens of the West African country looked forward to selecting a new leader to steer the country’s affairs for the next four years. The election, which took place on the 25th of February, 2023, saw millions of Nigerians head to the polls to cast their votes. As expected, the race was highly contested, with several parties fielding candidates.
The top three candidates who have emerged as major contenders for the presidency are Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Peter Obi of the Labour Party, and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). These candidates have all campaigned tirelessly across the country, making promises and outlining their plans for the country if elected.
As of the time of writing this post, the official results of the presidential election are yet to be announced, and the country is on tenterhooks as they await the announcement of the winner. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which is responsible for conducting and overseeing the election, has assured Nigerians that the results will be announced as soon as possible, and that the process will be transparent and fair.
The delay in the announcement of the election results has led to anxiety and tension across the country, as citizens eagerly await the outcome. Social media platforms have been awash with rumors and speculations about who is leading in the race, with many people claiming to have inside information about the election results. However, it is important to note that until the official results are announced by INEC, any information about the election results should be treated with caution.
Nigeria Presidential Election Results 2023
Breaking: Labour party wins Lagos with 582,454 votes
Yesterday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the winner of the presidential election in Ekiti State. Tinubu won by a significant margin, polling a total of 201,494 votes, while his closest rival, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), garnered only 89,554 votes.
However, Atiku Abubakar was able to turn the tables in Katsina State, the home state of the incumbent President. Despite a close race, the former Vice President emerged victorious with a total of 489,045 votes, while Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) trailed behind with 482,283 votes.
It is noteworthy that both Ekiti and Katsina states are significant in Nigerian politics, with Ekiti State being known for its strong opposition to the ruling party, while Katsina State is the home state of the incumbent President. The outcome of the elections in these states is therefore highly significant and may be a sign of the larger outcome of the presidential election.
Despite the results in Ekiti and Katsina States, the overall winner of the presidential election is yet to be announced by INEC. Nigerians across the country continue to wait anxiously for the official results, as the election is highly contested, with several parties fielding candidates. The delay in the announcement of the election results has led to anxiety and tension across the country, and citizens are eagerly anticipating the final outcome.
The winner of Katsina State’s presidential election was announced early this morning, with Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) emerging victorious with 489,045 votes. This state is particularly significant as it is the home state of the incumbent President.
In the presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, the former Vice President and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), emerged victorious with 489,045 votes, surpassing Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), who received 482,283 votes. Meanwhile, Peter Obi of the Labour Party received 6,376 votes, and Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party garnered 69,386 votes.
According to the State Collation Officer for Ekiti State, Prof. Akeem Lasisi, the All Progressives Congress (APC) received a total of 201,494 votes, while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Atiku Abubakar, received 89,554 votes. The Labour Party’s Peter Obi received 11,397 votes, and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) received 264 votes. Ekiti State had a total of 988,923 registered voters, 315,058 of whom were accredited. Out of the accredited voters, 308,171 votes were valid, 6,301 were rejected, and the total votes cast were 314,472.
In Kano State, the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) candidate, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, is leading the presidential race in all 25 local government areas, according to results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has won in four local government areas.
Additionally, in Katsina State, Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is reportedly leading in 18 out of the 29 local government areas declared so far, while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has won 11. There are still five local government areas yet to be declared.