Official results from the Presidential and National Assembly elections across Nigeria, announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has started coming in from different wards and Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the country, with most Nigerians anxiously waiting to know who is winning.
Naija News reports that INEC commenced the Presidential and National Assembly elections at exactly 8 am on Saturday, February 23, amidst tight security. Nigerians voted from a list of seventy-two (72) Presidential candidates and 6,584 National Assembly candidates.
Ninety-one (91) political parties are participating in the 2019 general elections, however, some would not be fielding candidate for the position of the president, while others endorsed candidates of the PDP and APC. According to the figures recently released by INEC, there are currently 84,004,084 registered voters compared to 67,422,005 in the 2015 elections.
In the build-up to the elections, Incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, have popped up clearly as top contenders for the office of the president.
We understand that Atiku is winning in some part of the country. Buhari is winning also in some places where elections took place. Cameroon Concord News Group will publish the official Presidential and National Assembly election results as announced by INEC, the only body recognised by law to declare election result in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.