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LIVE: LP, APC, PDP win 12 States each

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has concluded collation of the 2023 presidential and National Assembly election results.

Imo concluded the presentation of the results on a state-by-state level.

The collation started on Sunday.

The results have been announced so far in 36 states and the federal capital territory.

LP< APC, PDP won 12 States each while NNPP won in Kano

INEC open the Presidential Collation of Result Centre at the International Conference Centre, Abuja on Sunday..

There is a few minutes break before the last leg of the collation process.

Bola Tinubu opened with a winner in Ekiti with 201,494 votes, beating Atiku Abubakar of the PDP with 89,554 votes. Peter Obi of the LP got 11,397 votes, while Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party only got 264 votes.



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Obi has won the presidential election conducted in Ebonyi and Cross River states. INEC announced that Obi defeated Tinubu and Atiku in Ebonyi with 259,738 votes.

Atiku won 13,503 votes, Tinubu 42,402, and Rabiu Kwankwaso 1,661 votes.

LP won Cross River with 179,917 votes, Tinubu 130,520, and Atiku 95,425 in third place.


Atiku won the Bayelsa presidential election. LP received 49,975 votes, while Tinubu received 42,572 votes.


Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso defeated Tinubu, Atiku and Obi in Kano State.

Professor Lawal Suleiman Bilbis, the Returning Officer, said Kwankwaso received 997,279 votes and Tinubu received 517,341 votes.

Atiku received 131,716 votes, while Obi received 28,513.


Obi won in Lagos, a traditional stronghold for APC. Tinubu called for calm in the aftermath of the announcement.

He said, “The fact that the APC narrowly lost Lagos state to another party should not be the reason for violence. As a democrat, you win some, you lose some. We must allow the process to continue unhindered across the country while we maintain peace and decorum”.


INEC declared Tinubu the winner in Niger State with 375,183 votes.

State Collation Officer Professor Clement Alawa announced the results of 25 LGAs.

Atiku came second and Obi scored the 3rd highest votes while Kwankwaso, placed fourth.

Meanwhile, PDP Agent Alh Sani Legbo Kutigi has rejected INEC’s results, saying elections did not hold in five LGAs: Kontagora, Agwara, Mashegu ,Mariga, and Borgu.

He refused to sign the final Niger state results because INEC did not upload them to their portal.

Prof. Clement said he cannot upload results to INEC’s server.


Obi is in the lead in Plateau state.

He won eight of the ten LGAs that have been announced so far, while Atiku of the PDP won 2.

Tinubu of the APC hasn’t won any yet. Seven LGAs have not being announced.

Kwara, Oyo, Osun

Tinubu was the winner in Kwara

He got 263,572 votes, which was more than Atiku’s 136,909. Obi, on the other hand, got 31,166 votes.

Tinubu also won the presidential election in Oyo state. He got 449,884 votes, which was more than both Atiku (182,977) and Obi (99,110).

In Osun state, however, Atiku Abubakar won the election, getting 354,365 votes to Tinubu’s 343,945.

Rabiu Kwankwaso of the NNPP got 713 votes in the state, while Obi got 23,283 votes.


Peter Obi has won in all of Anambra State’s 16 LGAs.

The exercise, which began yesterday, has been interrupted intermittently due to the slow rate at which results have been received from local government.areas.

Professor Nnenna Oti, the state’s Presidential Election Collation Officer and Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, FUTO, expressed displeasure with the pace of the process.

Ondo belongs to Tinubu

INEC also declared Tinubu, as winner in Ondo State after he got 369,924 votes to defeat Atiku, who polled 115,463 votes. Obi got 47,350 votes.

Sunday UPDATE: Collation of results across the country

Collation of results are ongoing at the designated local government area collation centers.

At the Owerri Municipal Council Headquarters of Owerri local government of Imo state, where collation of ward results was taking place, party agents, security personnel and election observers were seen monitoring the process.

Some party agents who spoke to Radio Nigeria expressed satisfaction with the level of transparency exhibited so far by INEC.

Collation of results of the presidential election is yet to commence at INEC headquarters, Owerri, as results from local government areas are still being expected.

The collation of results from the Presidential election in Nasarawa State has commenced.

The State Collation Officer of INEC, Professor Ishaya Tanko, who is also the Vice-Chancellor, University of Jos, while reading the ground rules of the exercise, pledged to be fair and just, and to deliver according to the electoral law.

INEC headquarters in Lafia, which is the collation Centre for the presidential election, is under a heavy security presence, in order to ensure a hitch-free exercise.

Similarly, collation of election results is ongoing at the INEC Collation Centre, Ilorin, characterised by a heavy presence of security personnel, as well as party agents and the media.

So far, presidential results for 5 out of the 16 local government have been collated.

Kwara Collation centre. Photo: Sola Rotimi/Radio Nigeria

INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Kwara State, Mallam Garba Madami says there will be no re run of election in any part of the state.

Also, the state collation officer in Kano, Professor Lawal Bilbis pledged to ensure “smoothness of the Collation”.

Professor Bilbis made the pledge at the beginning of the collation of presidential results from the 44 LGA’s Of Kano.

Kano State collation officer, Professor Lawal Bilbis colleting result from one of the returning officers. Photo: Abdullahi Jalaluddeen/ Radio Nigeria

The Collation officer, also the incumbent Vice-Chancellor of usman Danfodio university, appealed to all stakeholders to give their “maximum support” in ensuring a smooth-sailing exercise.

The collation is currently ongoing.

Similarly the Collation of Results for Presidential and National Assembly Elections conducted in Ebonyi State is underway at INEC Headquarters, Abakaliki.

So far, results from six Local Government Areas have been declared before the State Collation Officer who is the Vice-Chancellor University of Nigeria Nsuka (UNN), Professor Charles Igwe, and monitored by INEC Consultative Committee on Election Security in Ebonyi State, headed by the state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Onyeka Ugochi.

The Local Government Areas are: Ishielu, Afikpo North, Afikpo South, Ebonyi, Izzi and Ikwo.

Mrs Ugochi had, while declaring the Collation open, commended INEC officials for their professionalism in the conduct of the Election, noting that Ebonyi was the first to commence voting in the South-East.

INEC Lagos State Collation centre. Photo: Barnabas Hunjo/ Radio Nigeria

In Lagos and Bauchi States, Collation for the Presidential Election about to start at INEC Lagos Office, Yaba, and Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu Hall of Independent National Electoral Commission headquarters, Bauchi.

Reporting by Radio Nigeria’s Correspondents; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino and Saadatu Albashir