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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is currently leading the poles In the Ongoing Election

President Muhammadu Buhari, a member of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) party, is running for re-election against strong opposition from Mr. Atiku Abubakar.

INEC is currently compiling the votes announcing the winners state by state. The commission has currently announced the result in 11 states, Ondo, Ekiti, Gombe, Kwara, Kogi, Yobe, Abia, Osun, Nasarawa, Ebonyi, Enugu, and Abuja.

President Buhari is currently ahead in the poles leading with in seven states, while Atiku has the other four.

The results were announced by the returning officers of the states at the National Collation Centre in Abuja. However, some results declared by collation officers in states which have not been taken to the national collation centre in Abuja reveal that Buhari is in a strong lead. The states where Buhari is leading in this category include Bauchi, Lagos, Ogun and Sokoto, Jigawa, Kaduna while Atiku has won in Adamawa and Plateau states, Punch Nigeria Reports.

How does the election In Nigeria work?

The candidate with the most votes is declared the winner in the first round, provided that person gains at least 25% of the votes in two-thirds of Nigeria’s states. There are 73 registered candidates, but Mr Buhari and Mr Abubakar have dominated the presidential election.

Election in numbers

  • 73 million have voters’ cards
  • 51% of the electorate under the age of 35
  • 73 registered presidential candidates
  • 120,000 polling stations


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