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Nigeria’s 2015 Presidential Election Results For Two Leading Parties – APC and PDP
Results shown in Map. States in red are states won by the Peoples Democratic Party while those in brown colour were won by the All Progressives Congress.
Results from 36 states and the FCT announced by the INEC in chart. Hover to see the figures polled by the parties.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015: 03:47am: The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declares the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari, winner of Nigeria’s presidential election, defeating the incumbent, President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015: 03:10am: The representatives of political parties now sign the result sheet before Professor Jega makes the Return.
Below is the final result of the presidential election:
1) Senator Anifowoshe (AA): 22,125
2) Alhaji Galadima (ACPN): 40,311″
3) Rafiu Salau (AD): 30,673
4) Dr.Mani I. (ADC): 29,666
5) Ayeni Musa (APA): 53,537
6) Muhammadu Buhari (APC): 15,424,921
7) Chief Sam E. (CPP): 36,300
8) Ambrose Owuru (HOPE): 7,435
9) Oluremi Sonaiya (KOWA): 13,076
10) Martins Onovo (NCP): 24,455
11) Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (PDP): 12,853,162
12) Allagoa Kelvin Chinedu (PPM): 24,475
13) Godson Mgbodile O.Okoye (UDP): 9,208
14) Dr.Chekwas Okorie (UPP): 18,220
Wednesday, April 1, 2015: 03:00am: The INEC Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega, announces the final result for the presidential election:
AA: 22,125 ACPN:40,311 AD:30,673 ADC:29,666 APA:53,537 APC:15,424,921 CPP:36,300, HOPE:7,435 KOWA: 13,076 NCP:24,455 PDP:12,853,162 PPM:24,475 UDP:9,208 UPP:18,220
No of Accredited voters: 31,746,490
Total valid votes: 28,587,564
Rejected votes: 844,519
Total Votes Cast: 29,432,083
Wednesday, April 1, 2015: 02:47am: The INEC Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega, resumes to announce the winner of Nigeria’s presidential election, held on Saturday, March 28, 2015
Tuesday, March 31, 2015: 10:00pm: Celebrations which had started before the announcement of the Borno results spread further across different parts of Nigeria in anticipation of an official declaration of the APC presidential candidate as winner
Tuesday, March 31, 2015: 09:57pm: The results of the presidential election from Borno State is formally presented to the INEC Chairman and this concludes the presentation of results from all 36 states and the FCT by the Returning Officers.
#Borno Results: LGAs: 27 NO of POLITICAL PARTIES: 14 REG. VOTERS: 1,799,669 ACCR VOTERS: 544,759
AA:145 AD:392 ACPN:243 ADC:201 APA:878 APC:473,543 CPP:310 HOPE:88 KOWA:158 NCP:107 PDP:25,640 PPN:143 UDP:31 UPP:41
VALID VOTES: 501,920 VOTES CAST:515,008 REJECTED VOTES:13,088
ELECTIONS CANCELLED: Hawul PUs INVOLVED: 2 VOTES AFFECTED: 644
#Delta Results: LGAs: 25, NO of POLITICAL PARTIES:14, REG. VOTERS:2,044,372, ACCR VOTERS:1,350,914. Results: AA:1473, AD:735, ACPN:916, ADC:888, APA:478, APC:48,910, CPP:813, HOPE:166, KOWA:311, NCP:670, PDP:1,211,405, PPN:393, UDP:354, UPP:261. VALID VOTES: 1,267,773, VOTES CAST:1,284,848, REJECTED VOTES:17,075.
#Sokoto Results: LGAs:23, NO of POLITICAL PARTIES: 14, REG. VOTERS: 1,663,127, ACCR VOTERS: 988,899. Results: AA: 249, AD: 714, ACPN:535, ADC:762, APA:3482, APC:671,926, CPP:1894, HOPE:283, KOWA:475, NCP:686, PDP:152,199, PPN:605, UDP:269, UPP:180, VALID VOTES: 834,259, VOTES CAST: 876,369, REJECTED VOTES: 42,110.
#Taraba Results: LGAs: 16. NO of POLITICAL PARTIES:14, REG. VOTERS: 1,374,307, ACCR VOTERS: 638,578. Results:AA:962, AD: 586, ACPN:811, ADC:320, APA:1306, APC:261,326, CPP:1,033, HOPE:161, KOWA:153, NCP:876, PDP:310,800, PPN:680, UDP:224, UPP:439. VALID VOTES:579,677, VOTES CAST:602,716, REJECTED VOTES:23,039.
#Edo Results: LGAs: 18, NO of POLITICAL PARTIES: 14, REG. VOTERS: 1,650,552, ACCR VOTERS: 599,166. Result: AA: 159, AD: 450, ACPN:1284, ADC:512, APA:709, APC:208,469, CPP:325, HOPE:22, KOWA:175, NCP:516, PDP:286,869, PPN:729, UDP:160, UPP:72. VALID VOTES: 500,451, VOTES CAST: 522,785, REJECTED VOTES:22,334.
#Yobe Results: LGAs: 17, NO of POLITICAL PARTIES: 14, REG. VOTERS: 1,077,942, ACCR VOTERS: 520,127. Results: AA:101, AD: 213, ACPN:164, ADC:112, APA:632, APC:446,265, CPP:329, HOPE:67, KOWA:104 NCP:120, PDP:25,526, PPN:101, UDP:30, UPP:32. VALID VOTES: 473,796, VOTES CAST: 491,767, REJECTED VOTES:17,971.
#Bauchi Results: LGAs: 20, NO of POLITICAL PARTIES: 14, REG. VOTERS: 2,053,484, ACCR VOTERS: 1,094,069. Results: AA:131, AD: 173, ACPN:232, ADC:189, APA:964, APC:931,598, CPP:391, HOPE:46, KOWA:128, NCP:207, PDP:86,085,PPN:128, UDP:29, UPP:37. VALID VOTES: 1,020,338, VOTES CAST: 1,039,775, REJECTED VOTES: 19,437.
#Benue Results: LGAs: 23 NO of POLITICAL PARTIES: 14REG. VOTERS: 1,893,596, ACCR VOTERS: 754,634. Results: AA:315, AD: 254, ACPN:1464, ADC:539, APA: 945, APC:373,961, CPP:567, HOPE:115, KOWA:105, NCP:683,PDP:303,737, PPN:439, UDP:66, UPP:74. VALID VOTES: 683,264, VOTES CAST: 703,131, REJECTED VOTES: 19,867.
#Kebbi Results: LGAs: 21 NO of POLITICAL PARTIES: 14, REG. VOTERS: 1,457,763, ACCR VOTERS: 792,817. Result: AA: 214, AD:450, ACPN:361, ADC:472, APA:2685, APC:567,883, CPP:1794, HOPE:213, KOWA:448, NCP:519, PDP:100,972, PPN:547, UDP:207, UPP:238. VALID VOTES:677,003, VOTES CAST: 715,122, REJECTED VOTES: 38,119.
#Zamfara Results: LGAs: 14 NO of POLITICAL PARTIES: 14 REG. VOTERS: 1,484,941, ACCR VOTERS: 875,049. Results AA:125, AD:290, ACPN:290, ADC:294, APA:1310, APC:612,202, CPP:655, HOPE:14, KOWA:122, NCP:404, PDP:144, 833, PPN:374, UDP:93 UPP:68. VALID VOTES:761,022, VOTES CAST: 780,179, REJECTED VOTES:19,159.
#Adamawa Results: LGAs: 21, NO of POLITICAL PARTIES: 14, REG. VOTERS: 1,518,123, ACCR VOTERS: 709,993. Results AA: 495, AD:595, ACPN:1166, ADC:1012 APA:1549, APC:374,701, CPP:819, HOPE:267, KOWA:752, NCP:1212, PDP:251,664, PPN:1163, UDP:289
UPP:334. VALID VOTES:636,018, VOTES CAST: 661,210, REJECTED VOTES: 25,192.
#Rivers State Results. LGAs: 23 NO of POLITICAL PARTIES: 14, REG. VOTERS: 2,324,300, ACCR VOTERS: 1,643,409. Results AA: 1066 AD: 1104 ACPN:525 ADC:1031 APA:513 APC:69,238 CPP:577 HOPE:542 KOWA:2274 NCP:565 PDP:1,487,075 PPN:492 UDP:303 UPP:156. VALID VOTES:1,565,461, VOTES CAST:1,584,768, REJECTED VOTES:19,307.
#Cross River Results: LGAs: 18 NO of POLITICAL PARTIES: 14, REG. VOTERS: 1,144,288, ACCR VOTERS: 500,577. Results: AA: 279AD: 709, ACPN:514, ADC:749, APA:532, APC:28,368, CPP:381, HOPE:237, KOWA:312 , NCP:930, PDP:414,863, PPN:864, UDP:289, UPP:1487. VALID VOTES:450,514. VOTES CAST: 465,906, REJECTED VOTES:15,392
#Gombe Results: LGAs: 11, NO of POLITICAL PARTIES: 14, REG. VOTERS: 1,110,105, ACCR VOTERS: 515,828. Results: AA: 104, AD: 169, ACPN: 192, ADC: 247, APA: 773, APC: 361,245, CPP: 407, HOPE: 46, KOWA:97, NCP: 227, PDP: 96,873, PPN:157, UDP:25, UPP:37. VALID VOTES:460,599, VOTES CAST: 473,444, REJECTED VOTES: 12,845
#Bayelsa Results: LGAs: 8, NO of POLITICAL PARTIES: 14, REG. VOTERS: 605,637, ACCR VOTERS: 384,789. Results: AA:45, AD:69, ACPN:38, ADC:116, APA:70, APC:5,194, CPP:44, HOPE:18, KOWA:52, NCP:95, PDP:361,209, PPN:62
UDP:20,UPP:35. VALID VOTES: 367,067, VOTES CAST: 371,739, REJECTED VOTES: 4672.
#Lagos Results: LGAs: 20, NO of POLITICAL PARTIES: 14, REG. VOTERS: 5,827,846, ACCR VOTERS: 1,678,754, RESULTS: AA:1795, AD:4453, ACPN:3038,ADC:2072, APA:2177, APC:792,460, CPP:1125, HOPE:255, KOWA:1000 NCP:1430, PDP:632,327, PPN:1041, UDP:269, UPP:244. VALID VOTES: 1,443,686, VOTES CAST: 1,495,975, REJECTED VOTES: 52,289.
#Niger Results: LGAs: 25 NO of POLITICAL PARTIES: 14, REG. VOTERS: 1,995,679, ACCR VOTERS: 933,607, AA: 307 AD: 403 ACPN:441 ADC:614 APA:2006 APC:657,678 CPP:1264 HOPE:198 KOWA:305 NCP:550 PDP:149,222 PPN:449 UDP:116 UPP:118. VALID VOTES: 813,671, VOTES CAST: 844,683, REJECTED VOTES: 31,012
#Ebonyi Results LGAs:13, REG. VOTERS: 1,071,226 ACCR VOTERS: 425,301 RESULTS: AA: 426, AD: 1133, ACPN:1214, ADC:2704, APA:2452, APC:19,518, CPP:2345, HOPE:989, KOWA:913, NCP:1890, PDP:323,653, PPN:1168, UDP:624, UPP:4859. VALID VOTES: 363,888, VOTES CAST: 393,337, REJECTED VOTES: 29,449.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015: 11:29am: A supporter of PDP alleges bias on the part of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Attahiru Jega during the conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly elections insisting that “Jega is selective” in responding to issues raised by political parties.
Monday, March 30, 2015: 11:17pm: The INEC Chairman brings the collation and announcement of results for the day to a close. The exercise resumes 10AM local time on Tuesday.
INEC RECs Continue Announcement of Results from States:
#Akwa Ibom Results LGAs: 31 NO of POLITICAL PARTIES:14 REG. VOTERS: 1,644,481 ACCR VOTERS: 1,074,070
AA: 1600 AD: 474 ACPN:443 ADC:608 APA:384 APC:58,411 CPP:412 HOPE:192 KOWA:160 NCP:381 PDP:953,304 PPN:324 UDP:224 UPP:144
#Plateau Results LGAs: 17 NO of POLITICAL PARTIES: 14 REG. VOTERS: 1,977,211 ACCR VOTERS: 1,076,833
AA: 178 AD: 279 ACPN: 391 ADC: 406 APA: 618 APC: 429,140 CPP: 237 HOPE: 56 KOWA: 138 NCP: 693 PDP: 549,615 PPN: 554 UDP: 54 UPP:29
VALID VOTES: 982,388 VOTES CAST: 1,000,692 REJECTED VOTES: 18,304
#Imo Results LGAs: 27 NO of POLITICAL PARTIES:14 REG. VOTERS: 1,747,681 ACCR VOTERS: 801,712
AA: 533 AD:757 ACPN: 956 ADC: 1617 APA: 2236 APC: 133,253 CPP: 733 HOPE: 157 KOWA: 158 NCP: 784 PDP: 559,185 PPN:414 UDP:264 UPP: 1917
VALID VOTES: 702,964 VOTES CAST: 731,921 REJECTED VOTES: 28,957
ELECTIONS AFFECTED: Isu (Umundugba), Owerri North, Ahiazu Mbaise, Ezinihite Mbaise PUs INVOLVED: 54 VOTES AFFECTED: 30,353
#Abia Results LGAs: 17 NO of POLITICAL PARTIES:14 REG. VOTERS:1,349,134 ACCR VOTERS:442,538
AA:315 AD:448 ACPN:2194 ADC:569 APA:2766 APC:13,394 CPP:1046 HOPE:125 KOWA:173 NCP:745 PDP:368,303 PPN:424 UDP:213 UPP:330
VALID VOTES:391,045 VOTES CAST:401,049 REJECTED VOTES:10,004
#Anambra Results LGAs: 21 NO of POLITICAL PARTIES: 14 REG. VOTERS: 1,963,427 ACCR VOTERS: 774,430
AA:547 AD:475 ACPN:1259 ADC:534 APA:2303 APC:17,926 CPP:1279 HOPE:357 KOWA:311 NCP:887 PDP:660,762 PPN:537 UDP:286 UPP:1121
VALID VOTES: 688,584 VOTES CAST:703,409 REJECTED VOTES:14,825
#Kaduna Results LGAs: 23 NO of POLITICAL PARTIES: 14 REG. VOTERS: 3,361,793 ACCR VOTERS: 1,746,031
AA:218 AD:273 ACPN:424 ADC:546 APA:1611 APC:1,127,760 CPP:824 HOPE:105 KOWA:176 NCP:754 PDP:484,085 PPN:549 UDP:79 UPP:78
VALID VOTES: 1,617,482 VOTES CAST: 1,650,201 REJECTED VOTES: 32,719
Cancellation affected 7 LGAs, 38 Polling Units, 27,482 Registered Voters
#Kwara Results LGAs: 16 NO of POLITICAL PARTIES: 14 REG. VOTERS: 1,181,032 ACCR VOTERS: 489,360
AA:248 AD:520 ACPN:817 ADC:438 APA:1165 APC:302,146 CPP:910 HOPE:118 KOWA:214 NCP:394 PDP:132,602 PPN:325 UDP:81 UPP:102
VALID VOTES: 440,080 VOTES CAST: 461,401 REJECTED VOTES: 21,321
#Katsina Results LGAs: 34 NO of POLITICAL PARTIES: 14 REG. VOTERS: 2,842,741 ACCR VOTERS: 1,578,646
AA:183 AD:283 ACPN:402 ADC:498 APA:1671 APC:1,345,441 CPP:976 HOPE:47 KOWA:215 NCP:330 PDP:98,937 PPN:254 UDP:117 UPP:72
VALID VOTES:1,449,426 VOTES CAST:1,481,714 REJECTED VOTES:32,288
#Jigawa Results LGAs: 37 NO of POLITICAL PARTIES: 14 REG. VOTERS: 1,815,839 ACCR VOTERS: 1,153,428
AA: 394 ACPN: 540 AD: 587 ADC: 375 APA: 2,527 APC: 885,988 CPP: 1,553 HDP: 337 KOWA: 423 NCP: 5,484 PDP: 142,904 PPN: 853 UDP: 338 UPP: 197
VALID VOTES: 1,037,564 REJECTED VOTES: 34,325 TOTAL VOTES: 1071889
Kano Results #Kano LGAs: 44 NO of POLITICAL PARTIES: 14 REG. VOTERS: 4,943,862 ACCR VOTERS: 2,364,434
AA: 426 ACPN: 778 AD: 708 ADC: 657 APA: 2,770 APC: 1,903,999 CPP: 1,552 HDP: 292 KOWA: 288 NCP: 697 PDP: 215,779 PPN: 485 UDP: 234 UPP: 156
Monday, March 30, 2015: 08:48pm: The INEC Chairman has been notified that the correct number of votes scored by APC in Enugu State is 22,690. The REC says there was an error in the addition of votes for the APC in Enugu State.
Monday, March 30, 2015: 04:16pm: INEC concludes first set of results announcement. To Continue by 08:00pm.
INEC RECs Begin Announcement of Results from States: Nasarawa Results: REG. VOTERS: 1,222,054 ACCR VOTERS: 562,959 AA:40 AD:74 ACPN:95 ADC:105 APA:310 APC:236,838 CPP:131 HOPE:4 KOWA:48 NCP:222 PDP:273,460 PPN:164 UDP:23 UPP:33 VALID VOTES:511,547 VOTES CAST:521,641 REJECTED VOTES:10,094
Oyo Results: REG. VOTERS: 2,344,448 ACCR VOTERS: 1,073,849. Results : AA:6331 AD:6282 ACPN:8979 ADC:5000 APA:4,468 APC:528,620 CPP:6,674 HOPE:839 KOWA:1,312, NCP:1895, PDP:303,376, PPN:2842, UDP:1069, UPP:3665.
FCT Results: REG VOTERS: 886,573, ACCR VOTERS: 344,056. Results AA 139, ACPN:342, AD:240 ADC:288, APA:674, APC:146,399, CPP:347, HOPE :83, KOWA:165, NCP:473, PDP:157,195, NPN:269, PPN: 269, UPP:96 VALID VOTES: 306,805, REJECTED VOTES: 9210, VOTES CAST: 316,015
Ondo Results: REG. VOTERS: 1,501,549 ACCR VOTERS: 618,040 Results: AA:386 AD:1237 ACPN:2406 ADC:1227 APA:1139 APC:299,889 CPP:1012 HOPE:184 KOWA:223 NCP:846 PDP:251,368 PPN:734 UDP:184 UPP:221.
Osun Results: REG. VOTERS:1,378,113 ACCR VOTERS:683,169, VALID VOTES: 642,615 VOTES CAST:663,373 REJECTED VOTES: 20,758. Results AA:377 AD:1667 ACPN:1731 ADC:937 APA:1306 APC:383,603 CPP:1029 HOPE:132 KOWA:255 NCP:767 PDP:249,929 PPN:599 UDP:124 UPP:159
KOGI: LGAs: 21 NO of POLITICAL PARTIES: 14 REG. VOTERS: 1,350,883 ACCR VOTERS: 476,839, RESULTS: AA:700 AD:427 ACPN:1089 ADC:761 APA:1001 APC:264,851 CPP:967 HOPE:144 KOWA:190 NCP:399 PDP:149,987 PPN:476 UDP:180 UPP:156
Enugu Result: REG. VOTERS: 1,381,563 ACCR VOTERS: 616,112 RESULTS: Enugu AA:433 AD:269 ACPN:479 ADC:478 APA:715 APC:14,157 CPP:237 HOPE:110 KOWA:203 NCP:761 PDP:553,003 PPN:407 UDP:1,623 UPP:290
Ogun Result: REG VOTERS:1,709,409 VALID VOTES:533,172 VOTES CAST:559,613 REJECTED VOTES:26,441 RESULTS: AA:584 AD:1,927 ACPN:3072 ADC:1364 APA:1930 APC:308,290 CPP:978 HOPE:332 KOWA:432 NCP:815 PDP:207,950 PPN:4,339 UDP:562 UPP:597
Ekiti Result: Total votes cast 309,445. Rejected Votes: 8,759. RESULTS: AAA 94 ACPN 538, AD 854, ADC 424 APA 482, APC 120,331 CPP 330, HDP 94, KOWA 108, PDP 176,466, PPN 388, UPP 145.
Yobe – Monday, March 30, 2015: 01:21PM: The Resident Electoral Commission (REC) in Yobe state Mr Habu Zarma on Monday said election in 18 polling units in Geidam Local Government could not be held due to security reasons.
Akwa Ibom – Monday, March 30, 2015: 12:05: The All Progressives Congress takes protest to INEC office in Akwa Ibom to raise concerns with the electoral process, which they claim was flawed.
Monday, March 30, 2015: 10:00: Protesting women and supporters of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State dispersed by the Police with tear gas. The women are calling for the cancellation of the result.
Ogun – Monday, March 30, 2015: 09:45: The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, General Mohammadu Buhari, has been declared winner in 13 local government areas of Ogun State while the Peoples Democratic Party won in 7 local governments areas.
According to the result announced by the presidential election collation officer for Ogun State, Professor Duro Oni, the APC scored 308,290 votes to defeat the PDP which polled 207,950 votes
Kwara – Monday, March 30, 2015: 09:00 Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki of the All Progressives Congress (APC), declared winner of the Kwara Central Senatorial seat in 2015 senatorial election.
Saraki emerged winner with 118,879 votes, defeating his closest opponent from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Abdulrasak Abdulrahman, who polled 66,864.
Out of the 461,000 votes for the presidential election, the APC won with 302,000 and the Peoples Democratic Party scored 132,000 votes.
Monday, March 30, 2015: 00:21am: APC Governorship Candidate in Rivers State, Dakuku Peterside, says his party is in possession of a video evidence of rigging in Rivers State. He said that some persons who were supposed to be electoral personnel were caught on camera thumbprinting for the PDP. He promised to make the video available to Channels Television after it must have been presented to INEC.
Sunday, March 29, 2015: 11:48pm: PDP Governorship Candidate in Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, debunks allegations that there were no elections in Rivers State. He speaks live on Channels Television.
Sunday, March 29, 2015: 11:29pm: An international observer monitoring the Nigerian presidential and National Assembly elections in Rivers State, Jennifer Lynne, confirms that the exercise in the state experienced violence, intimidation of voters and observers, as well as tampering with election materials.
Sunday, March 29, 2015: 10:45pm: INEC announces results of presidential polls in all 30 Local Government Areas in Osun State:
APC wins 28 LGAs while PDP wins 2 (Ife East and Ife Central)
Total votes: APC – 383,603; PDP – 249,929
Sunday, March 29, 2015: 08:25pm: Channels TV Correspondent, Lanre Lasisi, reports that the INEC Chairman and the Commissioners have decided that collation of election results will start 12noon on Monday. The INEC says that it hopes that by then more results would have come in so that they can start and end it without much breaks.
Sunday, March 29, 2015: 06:50pm: The INEC holds press conference. Says it will do its best to ensure that the lapses in Saturday’s election will not reoccur.
Sunday, March 29, 2015: 05:30pm: Policemen attack Channels Television crew in Calabar, on their way to the INEC headquarters along Muritala Mohammed Highway, in the state capital.
Sunday, March 29, 2015: 03:50pm: Some supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State in southern Nigeria are protesting against the conduct of Saturday’s election in the state, declaring their dissatisfaction with the process.
Sunday, March 29, 2015: 10:25am: Few hours to the announcement of the result of the National Assembly election in Anambra state, the factional Senatorial Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for Anambra South Senatorial Zone, Mr. Chris Uba, says INEC should not declare any candidate of the PDP for the National Assembly election winner or issue certificate of return for reasons that the Supreme Court is yet to give its verdict on the duly nominated candidates for the 2015 National Assembly election.
Sunday, March 29, 2015: 10:24am: Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Kayode Aderanti, denies claims Ikorodu Road is on lock down by security agents. Insists that only places where elections have been extended have security agents enforcing the restriction of movement.
Sunday, March 29, 2015: 09:57am: No restriction of movement in Ogun State, voting yet to commence.
Sunday, March 29, 2015: 09:45: Collation of results holds at St. Peter’s Unity Secondary School, Akure, the collation centre for Ondo Central Senatorial District.
Sunday, March 29, 2015: 02:25am: Rivers State PDP Chairman, Felix Obuah, counters Amaechi’s election claims on elections in Rivers State. He insists Governor Amaechi is only reacting to an imminent defeat.
Sunday, March 29, 2015: 02:16am: Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, calls on INEC to conduct the elections in Rivers State, insisting that after all that he witnessed on Saturday, there was no election at all in the state.
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 11:33pm: INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, LIVE on Channels TV, expresses satisfaction with the election process so far.
He regrets the challenges with the card reader and explains the rationale behind creating an addendum to the electoral guidelines. He regrets the unforeseen incidents.
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 11:13pm: The Director-General of the National Orientation Agency, Mr Mike Omeri, says there was massive turnout of voters in the FCT and this is a clear demonstration of the people’s confidence in the government’s promise of adequate security during the polls. #Nigeria2015
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 9:29pm: Election update continues as INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega, speaks on the hacking of the commission’s website earlier in the day.
“What I want to stress is that no database on the website is compromised, but only the information on the website”- Jega #Nigeriadecides
— INEC Nigeria (@inecnigeria) March 28, 2015
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 9:13pm: Former Governor of Gombe State, Danjuma Goje, speaks LIVE on Channels Television’s via the telephone. He says soldiers have laid siege around his house. “They have blocked the street leading to the house and no one can go out,” he says.
According to him, he has no idea what he has done to warrant him and members of his family being denied their freedom.
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 8:30pm: Our Plateau State Correspondent, Yemi Kosoko, reports that voting and counting is still going on in many polling units.
He says a lot of voters were unable to get their names from where they registered so they had to trek long distances to locate where their numbers were.
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 8:10pm: Our correspondent, Austin Okon-Akpan, gives election update from Ayobo-Ipaja area in Lagos. There was a large turnout of voters but there was a male citizen whose details on the INEC record show him as female. This led to heated arguments with the INEC officials. He was prevented from voting.
He also says Alimosho was peaceful as residents were able to successfully cast their votes.
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 8:05pm: Reports confirm that in Abia State, accreditation was peaceful as people waited patiently in long queues. The State Governor, Theodore Orji, has also voted alongside his wife. He, however, complained about the logistic challenges and card reader issues.
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 7:30pm: Channels Television reporter, Olu Philip, on election update, says voters in VGC Lagos are not planning to return on Sunday as they have provided a power generator in other to carry on with the exercise.
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 5:45pm: Vote counting begins in polling units in some states – Delta, Osun, Bayelsa, Ondo…
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 5:30pm: The Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) General Muhammadu Buhari has cast his votes at his hometown Daura, Katsina State, while the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) voted at his home town Otuoke, Bayelsa State
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 3:30pm: The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) extends voting till Sunday in polling units with accreditation issues.
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 3:30pm: The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) adjusts the guidelines for the elections to address some of the challenges being faced during the accreditation process across the country.
Abeokuta, Saturday, March 28, 2015: 3:15pm: A former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, expresses confidence in the unity and future of Nigeria despite the many challenges slowing down its development.
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 3:09pm: Jonathan votes in hometown, Otuoke, Bayelsa State. After voting he said: “I call on Nigerians to be patient with INEC on the issues with the card reader. I will not lay blames on the Federal Government or INEC. We are all one and I am hopeful. I believe the elections will be free and fair”. He also noted that the card reader issue is not just in his area but also a national issue and therefore called on Nigerians to use the manual way where it fails.
On reports of bomb blast in Enugu, President Jonathan said there was no bomb blast in the state. “I spoke to the governor of the state and he said there was no blast”.
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 3:06pm: President Goodluck Jonathan is ready to cast his vote with his wife Patience Jonathan.
Nasarawa, Saturday, March 28, 2015: 3:00pm: Voting Commences.
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 2:09pm: Governor of Ondo state, Olusegun Mimiko casting his vote in his state.
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 1:45pm: Voting commences in Government Secondary School, Damaturu, Yobe state with large turnout.
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 1:30pm: The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) restores its website.
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 11:53am: The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) made a comment about its hacked website via their twitter handle. “We are aware of the recent hack of our @inecnigeria website, we are currently investigating this incident”.
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 11:45am: The Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) website has been hacked
Bayelsa, Saturday, March 28, 2015: 11:05am: President Jonathan and the First Lady get accredited without the card reader. “I ask Nigerians to be patient. If they have problems with their Permanent Voter Cards there are other ways to go around it. The use of card reader is new and anything new you must have challenges. I will be back about 1:00pm after accreditation. INEC will have a way to handle delayed accreditation and I believe they will follow the guidelines to ensure that all Nigerians willing to vote will vote.”
Bayelsa, Saturday, March 28, 2015: 11:02am: President Goodluck Jonathan and the First Lady return to the polling unit for accreditation.
Bayelsa, Saturday, March 28, 2015: 10:56am: President Jonathan says his interest is for INEC to conduct a credible election. “No matter the hitches experienced in some places, my conviction is that the election will hold peacefully. If I can endure, you can see me sweating… I urge all Nigerians to be patient. Our election is one that the whole world is looking up to. Any sacrifice is worth taking. I encourage Nigerians to be patient with INEC. Everybody will vote, even if the card readers have issues.”
Idimu, Saturday, March 28, 2015: 09:58am: Card Readers working as voters get accredited
Egbe Idimu LCDA, Saturday March 28, 2015: 09:57am: Electoral Officers are distributing materials at the Community Primary School, Egbe Idimu Local Council Development Authority (LCDA)
Bayelsa, Saturday, March 28, 2015: 09:53am: President Goodluck Jonathan could not be accredited. His card not read.
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 09:53am: Elderly people from different parts of country have come out to perform their civil rights and believing in Nigeria
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 09:51am: Elderly people are not left out of the accreditation process at Idimu
Bayelsa, Saturday, March 28, 2015: 09:45am: Channels Television’s correspondent says several card readers failed.
Bayelsa, Saturday, March 28, 2015: 09:40am: President Goodluck Jonathan having issues with accreditation.
Enugu, Saturday, March 28, 2015: 09:25am: BOMB BLAST at WTC Primary School Polling Unit 1, New Layout, Enugu: Residents, INEC officials scamper for safety.
Bayelsa, Saturday, March 28, 2015: 09:20am: President Goodluck Jonathan arrives the polling unit in Otuoke.
Ondo State: Saturday, March 28, 2015: 08:57am: Accreditation ongoing at unit 20 ward 7, Ondo Town, Governor Olusegun Mimiko’s unit.
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 08:42am: INEC official sensitising voters on accreditation exercise in Ward8, Unit9 in Ifako Ijaiye
Katsina, Saturday, March 28, 2015: 08:41am: The candidate of the All Progressives Congress, General Muhammadu Buhari, gets accredited in Daura, Katsina State.
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 07:41am: Officials from the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) and National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) getting ready for accreditation in Elemoso Local Government Area, Ondo state.
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 00:01hrs: INEC discloses its postponement of elections into the House of Representatives in 11 Federal Constituencies in Jigawa State. READ MORE
Saturday, March 28, 2015: 00:00hrs: It is D-day! Nigerians head to the polls today for the presidential and National Assembly elections. They decide on who will be the President and those to occupy the two chambers of the National Assembly for the next four years.
Friday, March 27, 2015: 00:00hrs: Election campaigns officially close in Nigeria. Candidates vying for Presidency and seats in the two chambers of the National Assembly are expected to stop every form of campaign. A violation of the order, as stipulated by the Electoral Act, attracts a fine of 500 000 Naira or 12 months imprisonment.