Live updates: INEC begins official declaration of presidential election results

Live updates: INEC begins official declaration of presidential election results

As anxiety continues around Nigeria over the outcome of the presidential election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday, February 23, the electoral umpire is fully prepared for the results.

The chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, the spokesperson of the APC presidential campaign council, Festus Keyamo, and the comptroller-general of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) reportedly arrived the collation centre minutes ago for the commencement of the announcement of results.

The election was peaceful across the nation except in Bayelsa, Rivers, Lagos and pocket of other areas where violence marred the exercise with some Nigerians killed and some others arrested for electoral offences which included burning of electoral materials.

Shortly after conveying at the national collation centre, INEC chairman Yakubu declared collation centre open and set ground rule for all parties and interested individuals present.

Afterwards, key commission officers present at the high table were all introduced.

Party members agents also introduced themselves. The Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali introduced himself as the agent for the APC.

Shortly after the introductions, INEC chairman Yakubu adjourned collation to Monday, February 25.

Mahmood said: "During the course of the proceedings there may be interludes and adjournments. This is to hereby announce the adjournment of this proceedings to 11 am on Monday, February 25. Thank you and God bless."

Collation commences at 11am today, Monday, February 25. Follow our live updates here as we bring to you accurate official results from the national collation centre.

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Collation about to start as INEC chairman speaks

The collation centre is filled up. The INEC chairman and other INEC principal staff members are present.

Mahmood announces the opening of the collation of results for Monday, February 25.

The INEC chairman already speaking, displaying and explaining all the necessary forms/papers used by the electoral body.

INEC chairman makes a presentation of the collation result sheets

Mahmood makes a presentation of the collation result sheets in alphabetical order starting with Abia state.

RESULTS COLLATION: Osun state

Next state, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, the vice chancellor of the University of Lagos, introduces himself as the collation officer for Osun state.

RESULTS:

ANN - 268

ANP - 67

ANRP - 155

APA - 1897

APC - 347,634

GDPN - 1,081

RAP - 49

MPN - 53

KP - 46

PT - 89

PDP - 337,377

UPN - 45

WTPN - 19

YPP - 189

Total valid votes - 714,682

Rejected votes - 17,200

Total votes cast - 732,882

Live updates: INEC begins official declaration of presidential election results

Live updates: INEC begins official declaration of presidential election results
Source: UGC

Live updates: INEC begins official declaration of presidential election results

Live updates: INEC begins official declaration of presidential election results
Source: UGC

Live updates: INEC begins official declaration of presidential election results

Live updates: INEC begins official declaration of presidential election results
Source: UGC

NOTE: The result, according to the collation officer, was signed by 20 party agents.

The electoral officer said 12,082 were cancelled after reconciliation due to cases of over voting from some local government areas.

How APC and PDP stand after two states announced

APC - 566,865

PDP - 491,409

RESULTS COLLATION: Ekiti state

Live updates: INEC begins official declaration of presidential election results

Live updates: INEC begins official declaration of presidential election results
Source: UGC

The Ekiti state collation officer, Professor Olayinka Idowu, has started announcing the results of the presidential election in Ekiti state.

RESULTS

APC - 219,231

APGA - 39

PDP - 154,032

PPA - 253

PPC - 126

PPN - 49

PT - 20

RAP - 14

RBNP - 11

RP - 6

SDP - 48

SNC - 339

SNP - 37

UDP - 17

UP - 11

UPN - 20

WTPN - 10

YES - 11

YPP - 68

Total valid votes for 16 local government areas in Ekiti - 381,132

Rejected votes - 12,577 votes

Total votes cast - 393,709

NOTE: Idowu said the result was as collated by himself and signed by two party agents.

After the announcement, the collation officer handed over Ekiti presidential result sheets to the INEC chairman.

Collation adjourned, resumes 2.30pm

The INEC chairman said the next states will take up to one hour to present.

"Ladies and gentlemen, I have just been informed by the collation secretariat that the next states will take up to one hour. Can we adjourn and reconvene?," he asked.

The audience chorused: "Yes."

"Okay, we adjourn and reconvene at 2.30 pm," the INEC boss said.

RESULTS COLLATION: FCT

INEC chairman, Mahmood reconvenes collation of the presidential election results.

Mohammed Sali Suleiman, VC for Nasarawa State University set to present results from FCT.

A - 69

AA - 51

AAC - 583

ACPN - 48

ADP - 145

ANP - 82

ANRP - 205

APC - 152,224

APGA - 255

BNPP - 19

CAP - 36

DPP - 284

FRESH - 76

GDPN - 501

GPN - 75

JMPP - 70

MAJA - 32

MMN - 165

NCMP - 19

NIP - 30

NPC - 127

NRM - 49

NUP - 123

PCP - 2921

PDP - 259,997

UDP - 19

UPN - 12

WTPN - 6

YES - 26

YPP - 1,083

The total number of valid votes in FCT - 423,951

Rejected votes - 27,457

Total votes cast - 451,408

NOTE: The collation officer reported that he has only one polling unit in Kuje where election did not hold on Saturday, February 23.

He, however, said that the election later took place on Sunday, February 24, and that the result for the unit is contained in the announced result.

He also stated that there was a total of 1,335,015 registered voters; 467,784 accredited voters.

Live updates: INEC begins official declaration of presidential election results

Live updates: INEC begins official declaration of presidential election results
Source: UGC

Live updates: INEC begins official declaration of presidential election results

Live updates: INEC begins official declaration of presidential election results
Source: UGC

RESULTS COLLATION: Kwara state

The INEC chairman called on the vice chancellor of Federal university of Technology Minna, Abdullahi Bala for Kwara state's presidential election results

ACD - 151

ADP - 203

AGAP - 34

ANN - 422

APC - 308,984

AUN - 19

BNPP - 17

CAP - 15

CNP - 18

DPC - 88

DPP - 176

FRESH - 107

HDP - 52

JMPP - 46

LM - 20

LP - 56

MAJA - 68

MMN - 411

NDCP - 16

NPC - 172

NUP - 205

PCP - 2,108

PDP - 138,184

PPA - 531

RP - 39

SDP - 212

SNC - 1,165

UPN - 21

WTPN - 10

YES - 12

Total valid votes: 459,676

Rejected votes: 26,578

Total votes cast: 486,254

"We had cancellation of result at four polling units," the collation officer noted.

The total number of cancelled votes from the four polling units is 3,342 votes.

Live updates: INEC begins official declaration of presidential election results

Live updates: INEC begins official declaration of presidential election results
Source: UGC

Live updates: INEC begins official declaration of presidential election results

Live updates: INEC begins official declaration of presidential election results
Source: UGC

RESULTS COLLATION: Nasarawa state

The INEC chairman announced that the next state for collation is Nasarawa state

A party agent raised an observation that there is a wide margin in FCT number accredited voters and number of votes, rejected and cancelled.

According to the party agent, the excesses should be seen either in valid, rejected or cancelled as accreditation and voting were done simultaneously.

The INEC chairman agreed that this would be looked into.

Professor Mahmood for called on Professor Azubuike Sunny Nwankwo, the Academic Provost of Nigerian Defence Academy who is the collation officer for Nasarawa state.

Total number of local government areas in Nasarawa state: 13

Total number of registered voters - 1,509,481

Total number of accredited voters - 613,720

AAC - 75

AGAP - 49

ANDP - 12

ANN - 45

ANP - 10

ANRP - 37

APA - 338

APC - 289,903

APP - 20

CNP - 9

DA - 17

DPC - 28

DPP - 133

FRESH - 16

HDP - 3

ID - 13

JMPP - 9

LP - 67

MAJA - 7

MMN - 128

NCP - 47

NDLP - 2

PCP - 1,868

PDP - 283,847

PT - 19

RAP - 17

RP - 8

SDP - 359

UDP - 9

UP - 2

UPN - 8

YES - 1

YPP - 44

Total valid votes - 580,778

Rejected votes - 18,621

Total votes cast - 599,399

NOTE: "There were seven LGA with problems in 86 polling units," the collation officer said.

Live updates: INEC begins official declaration of presidential election results

Live updates: INEC begins official declaration of presidential election results
Source: UGC

Live updates: INEC begins official declaration of presidential election results

Live updates: INEC begins official declaration of presidential election results
Source: UGC

A short of the summary of 86 polling units from seven local government areas with cancelled results in Nasarawa state:

Live updates: INEC begins official declaration of presidential election results

Live updates: INEC begins official declaration of presidential election results
Source: UGC

INEC chairman announces a short break

The INEC chairman announced a 30-minute break for the collation secretariat to get Ondo and Kogi states result ready.

"Gentlemen and ladies we will reconvene at 5pm," he said.

INEC resumes

INEC resumes announcement of results.

RESULTS COLLATION: ONDO STATE

Mahmood calls on Ondo collation officer.

Ondo with 18 Local government areas had 1,812,567 registered voters

A - 45

AAC 4414

AAP 564

ADC - 6,296

ACPN 414

ADC 6206

ADP 1005

ANDP 101

ANP 100

ANRP 124

APA 717

APC 241,769

APDA 588

APGA 90

BNPP 290

Confusion at national collation centre as the collation officer for Ondo mixes up number of votes gathered by two political parties - CAP and CC. Following series of mix up o the number of votes, the national chairman asks that the collation officer and his colleague step aside to reconcile their results. Mahmood Yakubu asks the REC and collation officer to go and reconcile the figures and be re-invited.

RESULTS COLLATION: KOGI STATE

Mahmood Yakubu further called on the secretariat to make provision for ruler and light. However, the collation officer was later asked to step down to reconcile his result after he continued with the mistake.

Immediately He stepped down, vice chancellor of the University of Abuja, Professor Michael Umale Adikwu, was called to present the collated results from Kogi state.

Atiku announced that Kogi with a total of 21 LGAs had 1,640,449 registered voters and 570,773 accredited voters

A 328

AA 83

AAC 250

AAP 134

APP 64

ACPN 204

ADC 4369

ADP 499

AGA 68

ANN 89

APC 285,894

APDA 480

DDP 250

FRESH 59

FJP 47

LP 68

JMPP: 33

MAJA: 40

MMN: 311

NCP 32

PDP: 218,207

PPA 436

SDP 2,226

YES 17

Total valid votes Total valid votes: 521,016

Rejected votes 32480

Total votes cast 553,496

Osita Chidoka, the agent of the PDP, raises some observations concerning violence in Kogi state. He also said a list of areas where the card reader did not work had been forwarded.

RESULTS COLLATION: GOMBE STATE

Gombe collation officer comes on the stage. He is the vice chancellor of Moddibo Adama University of Technology. He announces that the total number of registered voters is 1,385,191. Total number of accredited voters - 604,240

A 73

AA 52

AAP 157

ACPN 732

ADC 248

ADP 135

ANN 78

ANP 59

ANRP 116

APA 925

APC 402,961

APM 54

FRESH 145

FJP 168

GDPN 1392

LP 41

NCP 69

NUP 166

PCP: 1,679

PDP: 138,484

PPA: 407

PPN: 125

SDP 248

Total valid votes: 554,203

Total votes cast: 580,649

Total number of rejected votes: 26,446.

He said there were problems in 13 polling units because of difficulty in distributing materials to these units. He also said that this difficulty led to total cancellation of 7,090 votes in the Gombe state.

COLLATION OF RESULTS: INEC CHAIRMAN ADJOURNS AGAIN

After the presentation from Gombe state, the INEC chairman grants Ondo collation officer 20 minutes to continue with reconciliation of the state's result.

He further adjourned the collation exercise to 8pm.

INEC resumes

Kayode Shoremekun, the collation officer for the controversial Ondo is re-invited as proceedings and collation of the 2019 presidential election result resumes.

Total number of registered voters: 1,812,567

Total number of accredited voters: 598,586

A 507

AA 4,349

AAC 4,414

ACPN 414

ADC 6296

ADP 1005

AGA 94

ANDP: 101

ANN: 311

APC 241,769

APDA 588

BNPP: 290

CAP: 51

CC: 135

Finally, the returning officer for Ondo state crosses the spot where he got stuck in his previous presentation.

He also receives an applause from the audience

GDPN: 525

JMPP: 44

LM: 51

LP: 1,437

MAJA: 74

MMN: 465

MPN: 128

NCP 133

PCP: 4,829

PDP: 275,901

PPA: 588

PT: 116

SDP: 1,618

UDP: 96

Total valid votes : 555,994

Total number of rejected votes: 30,883

Total votes cast: 586,827

RESULTS COLLATION: ABIA STATE

Abia returning officer, Chinedum, the Vice chancellor of Alex Ekwueme University begin me his presentation. Total number of registered voters: 1,793,861. Total number of accredited voters: 361,561

AAC 212

AAP 251

ANP 68

ANRP 61

APA 501

APC 85,058

APDA 565

APGA 9638

FRESH 47

BNPP: 23

CC: 18

DA: 40

LP: 92

MAJA: 15

MMN: 85

NIP: 25

NPC 180

PCP: 1,489

PDP: 219,698

PPA: 195

SDP: 472

WTPN: 1

YES: 13

Total number of valid votes: 323,291

The collation officer said results from 59825 were affected by cancellation of results in 98 polling units.

RESULTS COLLATION: YOBE STATE

Yobe returning officer, Professor Abubakar Musa, the vice chancellor of Federal University Wukari Taraba state, takes the stage.

A 102

AA 41

AAC 137

AAP 147

ADP 107

APA 1023

APC 497,914

APP 63

FRESH 213

GPN: 84

JMPP: 30

LP : 28

NPC: 311

PCP: 2,107

PDP: 50,763

SDP 180

Total number of valid votes: 559,365

Total number of votes cast: 586,137

RESULTS COLLATION: SITTING ADJOURNED AGAIN

INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, has announced a 40-minute break again. He says the sitting would resume by 10pm for the announcement of the results from Enugu and Ebonyi.

INEC RESUMES ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULT ONE HOUR LATER

INEC chairman, Yakubu Mahmood walks in at 11.17 pm - an hour 17 minutes later than the scheduled time

RESULTS COLLATION: ENUGU

Joseph Ahanekwu, the vice chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, introduces himself as the collation officer for Enugu state.

Total number of LGAs: 17

Total number of registered voters: 1,935,168

456745

A 45

AA 31

AAP 109

ACPN 80

ADC 348

ADP 137

AGAP: 79

ANDP: 27

ANN: 141

ANP: 24

ANRP: 14

APA: 422

APC: 54,423

DPP: 360

FRESH: 63

LP: 27

MAJA: 22

MMN: 48

PCP: 2,337

PDP: 355,553

PPA: 373

SDP: 130

UDP: 43

UPN: 22

WTPN: 10

YES: 11

Total number of valid votes: 421,014

Total number of rejected votes: 30,049

Total number of votes cast: 451,063

Total number of cancelled votes : 2,910 from four polling units.

COMPLAINT FROM PARTY AGENT

Noah Abiodun of the PPA, says there are voters not accounted for in all the states. He says in Abia, 17,090 not accounted. He also notes that in Nasarawa, over 14,000 voters remain unaccounted for.He argues that the voters not accounted for could have made a great difference. INEC chairman says this would be looked into before the process is concluded.

RESULTS COLLATION: EBONYI

Professor Francis Eze, vice chancellor of Federal University of Technology Owerri, introduces himself as the collation officer for Ebonyi state.

Total number of registered voters: 1,392,931

Total number of accredited voters: 391,747

A 23

AA 27

AAC 205

ACPN 57

ADC 213

ADP 102

ANN: 683

ANRP: 47

APA: 290

APC: 90,726

APGA 222

AUN: 17

CNB: 35

DA: 35

DPP: 175

FRESH: 54

LM: 28

LP: 96

MAJA: 42

NCP 55

PCP: 1,637

PDP: 258,573

SDP: 452

WTPN: 16

YES: 24

Total number of valid votes: 359,131

Total number of rejected voters: 20,263

Total votes cast 379,394

Total number of votes cast: 379,394

Professor Eze said there were cancellation of votes in some polling units in Ebonyi due to over voting because these units failed to use the smart card readers.

He said a total 62 polling units were affected and 54,668 votes were cancelled.

INEC CHAIRMAN ADJOURNS

The chairman of INEC adjourns collation to 10am on Tuesday, February 26 after he was told the results for Plateau state would take some more minutes to be ready. The collation will begin with Plateau state result and probably all the remaining states, Mahmood said.

Source: Legit.ng

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