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#NigeriaDecides: Updates of 2023 Presidential Election Results for All States

#NigeriaDecides: Updates of 2023 Presidential Election Results for All States

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), have commenced the announcement of the Presidential election results recorded in various states in the country, with most Nigerians anxiously waiting to know who is winning.

Nigerians voted from a list of eighteen (18) Presidential candidates and four thousand, two hundred and twenty-three (4,223) National Assembly candidates, who are contesting for four hundred and sixty-nine (469) federal legislative positions.

No fewer than eighteen (18) political parties are participating in the 2023 general elections, however, some would not be fielding candidates for the position of president. This is less than the 91 political parties that participated in the 2019 general elections.

According to the figures recently released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), there are currently 93,469,008 Registered Voters but 87,209,007 voters out of the 93,469,008 registered voters have collected their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) and would be expected to vote in the 2023 general elections compared to 84,004,084 in the 2019 general elections.

The main contenders in terms of political parties are the All Progressives Congress: APC, the Peoples Democratic Party: PDP, the Labour Party: LP, and of course, the New Nigerian Peoples Party: NNPP.

Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the presidential candidate of the ruling APC, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is flying the flag of the PDP, former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi is the candidate of the LP, while Rabiu Kwankwaso is the NNPP standard bearer.

In the build-up to the elections, Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP), have popped up clearly as top contenders for the office of the president.

Regardless, whoever emerges the winner of the Saturday February 25, 2023 contest will be sworn in on 29 May for a four-year term to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari whose second term in office lapses on that day.

On  the other hand, over 4,000 candidates are standing for elections into the two chambers of the National Assembly. While about 1,100 are gunning for 108 out of the 109 seats in the Senate, a total of 3,057 candidates are contesting for the 360 seats in the House of Representatives. The election will not hold in Enugu East Senatorial District until 11 March because of Wednesday’s murder of the candidate of the Labour Party, Oyibo Chukwu.

According reports from collation centers, which is yet to be finally announced by Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, Tinubu is winning in some parts of the country, Atiku is winning and also Peter Obi is winning in some places where elections took place on Saturday, February 25, 2023.

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