Nigeria | 35 States: Buhari – 14.4 million, Atiku – 10.5 million

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The fate of Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country and the world’s most populated black nation, hangs in the balance. Would it be again President Muhammadu Buhari, 76, or former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, 72? That’s the question on the lips of 190 million Nigerians scattered around the world.

Atiku Abubakar, Presidential Candidate of Nigeria’s People’s Democratic Party, stands in front of the Wilbur J. Cohen Federal Building after an interview at Voice of America in Washington D.C. on January 18, 2019. Photo: EMMANUEL IKODOR, TODAY NEWS AFRICA

Will it be continuity or a fresh air? Many are wondering tonight, two days after the delayed elections finally took place.

President Buhari departs Daura Katsina State, Arrives Abuja after the Presidential and National Assembly Elections on 25th Feb 2019

So far, it’s been a tight race, with Mr Buhari winning some states and Mr Atiku winning the others.

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Already, the Nigerian National Electoral Commission has begun the formal announcement of the presidential election results.

Buhari is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress or APC while Atiku is running for the People’s Democratic Party or PDP.

To be elected President of Nigeria in the first round, a candidate must receive a majority of the vote and over 25% of the vote in at least 24 of the 36 states. If no candidate passes this threshold, a second round is held.

Below are the results as announced by INEC so far.

| APC | PDP
ZAMFARA | 438,682 | 125,423
KEBBI | 581,552 | 154,282
SOKOTO | 490,333 | 361,604
BAYELSA | 118,821 | 197,933
DELTA | 221,292 | 594,068
BORNO | 836,496 | 71,788
AKWA IBOM | 175,429 | 395,832
CROSS RIVER | 117,302 | 295,737
TARABA | 324,906 | 374,743
KANO| 1,464 768 | 391,593
KATSINA| 1,232,133 | 308056
PLATEAU | 468,555 | 548,665
IMO | 140,463 | 334,923
BENUE | 347,668 | 356,817
EDO| 267,817 | 275,691
LAGOS | 580,825 | 448,015
OGUN | 281,762 | 194,655
BAUCHI | 798,428 | 209,313
ADAMAWA | 377,078 | 410,266
OYO | 365, 229 | 366,690
ANAMBRA | 33,298 | 524,738
KADUNA | 993,445 | 649,612
JIGAWA | 794,738 | 289,895
EKITI | 219,231 | 154,032
OSUN | 347,634 | 337,377
F C T | 152,224 | 259,997
KWARA | 308,984 | 138,184
NASARAWA | 289,903 | 283,847
KOGI | 285,894 | 218,207
GOMBE | 402,961 | 138,484
ONDO | 241,769 | 275,901
ABIA | 85,058 | 219,698
YOBE | 497,914 | 50,763
ENUGU | 54,423 | 355,553
EBONYI | 90,726 | 258,573
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Total: 14,428,941 |10,570,957
34 States + FCT or 35 states' results

You can check all the announced results by clicking here

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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