Buhari leading with 8,520,436 in 10 states •Jonathan garners 6,488,210 in 8 states, FCT
Written by Taiwo Adediran on March 31, 2015
NIGERIANS waited all night on Monday, on the chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Atahiru Jega, to receive the results of the presidential elections.
As of 11.20 p.m., the results from 18 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), had been presented by collation officers made up of vice chancellors in Nigerian universities.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, from the results released, won in 10 states, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kogi, Ogun, Ondo, Kwara, Oyo and Osun.
Buhari garnered massive votes from Katsina, his home state, Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa states.
The total figure for the 10 states is 8,520,436.
Also, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, President Goodluck Jonathan, won in eight states of Abia, Anambra, Ekiti, Enugu, Nasarawa, Akwa Ibom, Plateau and Imo, including the FCT.
The total figure for the PDP winning states is 6,488,210.
President Jonathan was able to garner more votes from Akwa Ibom, Enugu, Anambra, Abia and Imo states.
Signing out on Monday night, Professor Jega said the presentation of the results would continue today by 10.00 a.m.