Millions of Nigerians trooped to the polls to elect new governors or re-elect incumbents in 29 states across Nigeria on Saturday, March 9, 2019.
Here is a list of winners that have been officially announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC):
Okezie Ikpeazu – Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – 261,127 votes
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has won a second term
Akwa Ibom State
Udom Emmanuel (PDP) – 519,712 votes
Udom Emmanuel has been re-elected as Akwa-Ibom State Governor.
Babagana Zulum – All Progressives Congress (APC) – 1,175,440 votes
Babagana Zulum will be sworn in as the new Borno governor on May 29.
Cross River State
Ben Ayade (PDP) – 381,484 votes
Cross River State governor, Ben Ayade, won another four-year term
Ifeanyi Okowa (PDP) – 925,274 votes
Ifeanyi Okowa will be Delta State governor for another four years
Dave Umahi (PDP) – 393,043 votes
Dave Umahi has been re-elected for a second term as Ebonyi State governor
Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (PDP) – 449,935
Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has been re-elected as Enugu State governor
Inuwa Yahaya (APC) – 364,179 votes
Ihedioha Emeka (PDP) – 273,404
Ihedioha Emeka will be sworn in as Imo’s governor in May
Muhammad Badaru (APC) – 810, 933 votes
Jigawa State governor, Muhammad Badaru, is another re-elected governor
Nasir El-Rufai (APC) – 1,045,427 votes
Nasir El-Rufai also won re-election as Kaduna State governor
Aminu Masari (APC) – 1,178,864 votes
Aminu Masari also won re-election to lead Katsina State for another four years
Atiku Bagudu (APC) – 673,717 votes
Kebbi State governor, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, also got re-elected
Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq (APC) – 331, 546 votes
Babajide Sanwo-Olu (APC) – 739,445 votes
Babajide Sanwo-Olu has been elected the next governor of Lagos State, Nigeria’s economic capital
Abdullahi Sule (APC) – 327,229 votes
Abubakar Bello (APC) – 526,412 votes
Abubakar Bello has been re-elected to lead Niger State for four more years
Dapo Abiodun (APC) – 241,670 votes
Dapo Abiodun is the new Ogun State governor
Seyi Makinde (PDP) – 515,621 votes
Seyi Makinde is Oyo State’s governor-elect
Darius Ishaku (PDP) – 520,433
Taraba state governor, Darius Ishaku, will serve for another four years
Mai Mala Buni (APC) – 444,013 votes
Mai Mala Buni is Yobe State’s governor-elect
Muktar Idris (APC) – 534,541 votes
*Due to widespread disruption of elections in Rivers State, INEC has suspended all electoral processes in the oil-rich state until further notice.
*Governorship elections in Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Kano, Plateau, and Sokoto states will not be concluded until after supplementary elections are conducted.
INEC has declared the results in all the six states inconclusive because the lead margins were lower than the total number of votes cancelled in certain areas.
According to the law, supplementary elections will take place only in the polling units where elections were cancelled. The elections will take place within 21 days of the initial polls.