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GENERAL MUHAMMADU BUHARI OF THE ALL PROGRESSIVE PARTY (APC) EMERGES WINNER OF THE 2015 NIGERIAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

02 Apr

By Roseline Oghnebrumeh

The former military ruler General Muhammadu Buhari born on the 17th December 1942 has become the first opposition candidate to win a presidential election in Nigeria.  The election held on the 28th of March 2015 in the 36 states of the Nigeria including the FCT involving 14 political parties despite the hitches from card readers, late arrival of INEC officials at polling units, NURTW etc.

The announcement was made by the Chairman of INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega on the 31st of March 2015 after the completion of the collation and announcement of results from across Nigeria which started at the collation center in the FCT on Monday March 30th and ended on Tuesday March 31st 2015. He declared the APC candidate as the winner of the presidential election having satisfied the requirements of the law and scoring the highest number of votes.

General Muhammadu Buhari having contested for the third time (in 2003, 2007 and 2011) beat incumbent Goodluck Jonathan by more than 2.5million votes as shown from the final results. He got the highest number of votes in 21states while President Goodluck Jonathan won 15states and the FCT. The victory is highly significant in Nigeria as never in the history of Nigeria has a sitting president been defeated in an election and also it is the second time since 1999 that a retired military officer would become the president of Nigeria.

The APC candidate won in Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Niger, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Sokoto, Yobe and Zamfara while the PDP candidate prevailed in Rivers, Plateau, Taraba, Nasarawa, Imo, Enugu, Ekiti, Edo, Delta, Ebonyi, Cross River, Bayelsa, Anambra, Akwa-ibom, Abia and the FCT.

General Muhammadu Buhari for the first time won states outside the northern region in Nigeria. He won all the states in the South-west except Ekiti.

Table showing states, political parties and winner.

S/N STATE APC PDP WINNER
1 EKITI 120,331 176,466 PDP
2 OGUN 308,290 207,950 APC
3 ENUGU 14,157 553,003 PDP
4 KOGI 264,851 149,987 APC
5 OSUN 383,603 249,929 APC
6 ONDO 299,889 251,368 APC
7 FCT 146,399 157,195 PDP
8 OYO 528,620 303,376 APC
9 NASARAWA 236,838 273,640 PDP
10 KANO 1,903,999 215,779 APC
11 JIGAWA 885,988 142,904 APC
12 KATSINA 1,345,441 98,937 APC
13 KWARA 302,146 132,602 APC
14 KADUNA 1,127,760 484,085 APC
15 ANAMBRA 17,926 660,762 PDP
16 ABIA 13,394 368,303 PDP
17 AKWA-IBOM 58,411 953,304 PDP
18 IMO 133,253 559,185 PDP
19 PLATEAU 429,140 549,615 PDP
20 EBONYI 19,518 323,653 PDP
21 NIGER 657,678 149,222 APC
22 LAGOS 792,460 632,327 APC
23 BAYELSA 5,194 361,209 PDP
24 GOMBE 361,245 96,873 APC
25 CROSS RIVERS 28,368 414,863 PDP
26 RIVERS 69,238 1,487,075 PDP
27 ADAMAWA 374,701 251,664 APC
28 ZAMFARA 612,202 144,833 APC
29 KEBBI 567,883 100,972 APC
30 BENUE 373,961 303,737 APC
31 BAUCHI 931,598 86,085 APC
32 YOBE 446,265 25,526 APC
33 EDO 208,469 286,869 PDP
34 TARABA 261,326 310,800 PDP
35 SOKOTO 671,926 152,199 APC
36 DELTA 48,910 1,211,405 PDP
37 BORNO 473,543 25,640 APC

 

From the Table, the APC candidate pulled a total of 15,424,921 votes to defeat the PDP candidate who got 12,853,162 votes.

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