Current Gubernatorial Poll Standings APC Has Swept, 19 States, PDP Has 5 States

Date: 13-04-2015 7:37 am (9 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
- at 13-04-2015 07:37 AM (9 years ago)
The All Progressives Congress (APC) is cementing its ruling party status in the country with massive wins in more than half of the states in Nigeria in the governorship elections.

According to results announced so far, the APC won in 19 states and was leading in Plateau and Kebbi states. The ruling party now to become opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), however, won in Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi, Gombe and Enugu.

While it lost the governorship seat in Lagos, the PDP won six seats in the Lagos State House of Assembly for the first time ever.

Senator Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, yesterday, broke the re-election jinx like he vowed last year. Since 1983, no governor has ever been re-elected in the state.

The APC won the governorship elections in Kaduna, Sokoto, Niger, Borno, Adamawa, Lagos, Kwara, Katsina, Bauchi, Kano, Yobe, Zamfara, Oyo, Ogun, Benue, Nasarawa, Jigawa and Benue States.

Yesterday, the Inde­pendent National Electoral Com­mission (INEC) released results of the gov­ernorship and House of Assembly elections held on Saturday, with the All Pro­gressives Congress (APC) winning in majority of the states.

At press time, from the re­sults released by the INEC, the APC had already won 14 out of 29 states where gov­ernorship elections held on Saturday.

In the poll, which was largely peaceful across the nation, the APC created up­sets in states traditionally controlled by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) since 1999.

Such states include Kadu­na, Niger, Adamawa, Benue and Bauchi.

For the PDP, apart from Imo, it literally had a smooth sail in the South-East and South-South, winning in Enugu, Ebonyi, Delta, Akwa Ibom, Cross River and Riv­ers. The party also won in Gombe and Taraba states.

In the ‘Gateway State’, Governor Ibikunle Amosun was re-elected for a second term in office.

The INEC Returning Of­ficer for the state, Prof. Duro Oni, declared him winner of the April 11 governor­ship election having polled 306,988 out of 555,430 total valid votes cast in the state.

With Amosun’s victory, the hope of the people of Ogun West to produce a governor of the state for the first time has once again been dashed. The district remains the only section that has yet to produce a governor for the state since its creation over 38 years ago.

The governorship candi­date of the PDP, Gboyega Isiaka, who came second be­hind Amosun with 201,440 votes, hails from Imeko in the Ogun West Senatorial District of the state.

Declaring Amosun as the duly elected governor of the state, the INEC returning of­ficer, who is also the deputy vice chancellor of the Univer­sity of Lagos, said the APC standard bearer beat 15 other governorship candidates to emerge the overall winner of the poll.

Oni also said the election did not hold in nine polling units spread across three local government areas of Odeda, Ogun Waterside and Sagamu.

The APC gubernatorial candidate in Katsina State, Aminu Masari, won in all the 33 constituencies so far de­clared at press time yesterday out of the 34 in the state.

The collation of the votes was deferred from 1pm till 3pm because the result of Fasakri Local Government Area was still being awaited.

However, results so far declared showed that APC polled 613,132 votes as against 457,903 by the PDP in the election.

A breakdown of the result revealed that the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, delivered his home constituency, Daura, with ease while Governor Ibrahim Shema lost in his Dutsin-ma constituency.

Similarly, the governor­ship candidate of APC, Ma­sari, won in his home constit­uency, Kafur, while his PDP counterpart, Musa Nashuni, lost in Kankia.

Investigations revealed that though the governorship and assembly elections were generally peaceful in most local government areas, they were characterised by vio­lence in some areas.

The worst hit area was Danmusa Local Government Area, where the results of 10 out of the 11 wards in the constituency were cancelled due to violence.

Former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Nasir El- Rufa’i, of the APC won the election.

According to the INEC in Kaduna, El-Rufa’i polled a total of 1,117,635 million votes from across the 23 lo­cal government areas of the state.

The INEC Returning Of­ficer for Kaduna State, Prof. Ja’afaru Kaura, who an­nounced the result, said El- Rufa’i defeated his main op­ponent, the PDP candidate, who is also the incumbent governor, Mukhtar Yero, who polled a total of 485,833 votes. Yero had earlier in a telephone conversation with El-Rufa’i and special radio broadcast conceded defeat and congratulated the win­ner.

Meanwhile, there was jubilation among APC sup­porters across the state as soon as the result was an­nounced, with youths taking over major streets in Ka­duna metropolis, singing and dancing.

In the coal City state, the PDP candidate, Ifeanyi Ug­wuanyi, was declared the winner in the election which he won overwhelmingly.

INEC Returning Officer, Prof. Hilary Edoga, who de­clared the result at the com­mission’s office in Enugu, said Ugwuanyi fulfilled all the requirements of the law to be pronounced the winner of the governorship election in the state.

Ugwuanyi polled a total of 482,277 votes out of the total 538,752 valid votes cast to beat the APC candi­date, Chief Okey Ezea, who scored 43,839 votes.

Former governor Chima­roke Nnamani’s party, PDC came third with 4,813, while APGA took the fourth posi­tion with 3,343 votes.

The state chapter of the PDP in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Dr. Okey Eze, congratulated Ug­wuanyi and all its candidates at the election, saying they had successfully won and overwhelmingly too.

The Deputy Senate Presi­dent, Chief Ike Ekweremadu, congratulated Ugwuanyi on his victory, saying his vic­tory was very much expected as the PDP was not only the party on ground in Enugu, but also going by his over­whelming popularity across the state.

Governor Hassan Dank­wambo of Gombe won re-election on the platform of the PDP. He won with 285,369 to defeat the APC candidate, Inuwa Yahaya, who got 205,132 votes, ac­cording to the Returning Of­ficer, Prof. Saminu Ibrahim.


For the first time since Oyo State was created on March 17, 1976, the incum­bent governor of the state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has become the first civilian gov­ernor to be re-elected for a second term in office.

Besides, it was jubilation galore in many parts of the state, especially within the camp of the APC, when Aji­mobi emerged the winner of the keenly contested election.

He was returned winner of the governorship elec­tion having polled a total of 327,310 votes.

The Returning Officer for the state, Prof. Ayobami Sa­lami, who is the deputy vice Chancellor (Academics), Obafemi Awolowo Universi­ty (OAU), Ile-Ife, announced that he defeated his closest rival, Senator Rashidi Ladoja of the Accord Party, who scored 254,520, with 72,790 votes. Ajimobi won in 20 lo­cal governments areas, while Ladoja won in seven.

Otunba Adebayo Alao- Akala of the Labour Party (LP) polled a total of 184,111 votes and won in six council areas.

The governorship candi­dates of the PDP, Teslim Fo­larin, polled 79,019 votes.

The PDP governorship candidate, Chief Dave Uma­hi, was declared winner of Saturday’s election in the state.

Umahi won all the 13 lo­cal government areas in the state to emerge winner of the keenly contested election in the state.

The Returning Officer for the governorship election and the Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (NAU), Prof. Joseph Ahaneku, while declaring the result of the election, said Umahi scored 289, 867 votes to beat his closest ri­val, Chief Edward Nkwegu of Labour Party, who polled 124, 817 votes. APC candi­date, Senator Julius Ucha, scored 27, 583 votes.

The outgoing Speaker, House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, won the Sokoto governor­ship election.

The state Returning Offi­cer and Deputy Vice Chan­cellor of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Prof. Abdullahi Bagudu, announced the re­sults collated from the 23 lo­cal government areas of the state. Prof. Bagudu said out of 926,682 total votes cast, 32, 054 votes were invali­dated.

Bagudu stated that out of 958,736 votes cast during the poll, the APC, on which platform Tambuwal contest­ed, scored 6747,609 votes, while the PDP came second with 269, 074 votes.

In the Centre of Excel­lence, the APC has won the tension-soaked April 11 governorship election in the state.

He polled a total of 811, 994 votes to defeat Mr. Jimi Agbaje of the PDP, who scored 659, 788 votes.

The APC governorship candidate won the election in 15 out of the 20 local gov­ernment areas in the state, while Agbaje won in Ojo, Amuwo Odofin, Ajeromi Ifelodun, Oshodi-Isolo and Surulere local government areas.

The Returning Officer, Prof. Isaac Adewole, who is also the vice chancellor, University of Ibadan, said the APC candidate, having scored the majority of votes cast and scored 25 per cent of votes across the 20 local government areas, was re­turned as winner of the gov­ernorship poll.

Meanwhile, the governor­ship candidate of the PDP for Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, yesterday evening put a phone call through to Mr. Ambode, the APC can­didate, to congratulate him on his victory in Saturday’s contest.

Agbaje made the call at about 6.50pm.

“I just made a phone call to congratulate Mr. Akin­wunmi Ambode, the gov­ernorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress,” Agbaje said, according to a press statement by the Direc­tor of Media and Publicity for the Jimi Agbaje Cam­paign Organisation, Felix Oboagwina.

At press time, in the oil-rich state, the PDP governorship can­didate, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, won 16 of the 20 local govern­ment areas released by INEC, while Chief Great Ogboru of Labour Party clinched four local government areas. Delta State has 25 local governments.

The results released at press time by INEC showed that Wike had won 19 out of the the 21 lo­cal government areas. A break­down of the results showed that PDP scored 82,289 in Port Har­court City Local Government Area, while APC got 26,367.

In Ikwerre Local Govern­ment Area, Wike polled 23,511 as against 10,555 votes by APC. In Etche Local Govern­ment Area, PDP got 33,954, while APC scored 6,488. The PDP got 31,103 votes in De­gema Local Government Area, while APC got 1,244.

Akwa Ibom
In the oil-rich state, the PDP won the gubernatorial election by polling 996,071 votes to beat its closest rival, the APC, which got 89,866 votes.

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof. James Okpoke, who an­nounced the result, said a total of 1,122,836 votes were cast out of which 12,256 were rejected and 1,110,580 votes valid.

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) fielded the former Sec­retary to the State Govern­ment, Mr. Udom Emmanuel as its candidate while APC fielded yet another former Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Uma­na Okon Umana as its candidate.

The Accord Party that fielded the former deputy state chairman of PDP, Bishop Sam Akpan, came third with 10,598 votes only, while the current Chair­man, Senate Committee on Women Affairs, Mrs. Helen Es­uene, who flew the Labour Party flag, came a distant fourth with 8,600 votes. DPP came last with only 10 votes.

Meanwhile, pockets of vio­lence were recorded in major streets of Uyo in the afternoon of Sunday as the results were being relayed on Akwa Ibom Broad­casting Service.

Youths in their hundreds marched through some major streets carrying placards and calling for “free and fair elec­tions.”

Major junctions such as Udo Udoma by Oron Road and Edet Akpan by Oron Road were blocked by the youths, who made bonfires and erected bar­ricades,

They were, however, dis­persed by security agents who also cordoned off all access roads to INEC office.

Imo State
Governor Rochas Okorocha and candidate of the APC at press time was coasting to vic­tory, leading his closest rival, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives and candidate of the PDP, Emeka Ihedioha. The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate, Captain Em­manuel Ihenacho, came a distant third.

From results already an­nounced by the state Returning Officer, Prof. Oye Ibidapo Obe, Okorocha polled a total votes of 378,752, as against 324,480 polled by Ihedioha.

Okorocha won in 19 lo­cal government areas out of the 27 council areas of the state.

However, Ihedioha swept the votes in Ohaji/Egbema, Ngor Okpala, Aboh Mbaise, Ahiazu Mbaise, Oguta, Isiala Mbano and Ezinihitte Mbaise.

But the collation of results was put on hold over vehement disagreement between APC and PDP agents, forcing the re­turning officer to order for the re-computation of the results in Ezinihitte Mbaise.

At press time, the result from Abia State was not clear as the PDP and APGA candidates were running neck and neck, having won six local government ar­eas of the state each. The con­troversial results of Osisioma where the APGA agent, Ahamdi Nweke, alleged that there was no election, caused a stalemate.

An international female ob­server, from the European Union Election Monitoring Mission, Sheller, supported Nweke’s claim.

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- Dankan at 13-04-2015 08:08 AM (9 years ago)
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