The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) collation of results for the 2023 gubernatorial election has officially started across 28 states in Nigeria. Here are the results declared:
Seyi Makinde is re-elected governor of Oyo State
Seyi Makinde, the PDP candidate in Oyo state has been declared the winner of the 2023 gubernatorial race in the state. This is with 435,026 votes. This would be Seyi Makinde’s second term as governor of Oyo State.
He is also the only G5 governor that didn’t lose his election.
Sanwo-Olu wins Lagos re-election bid
Governor Jide Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), secured his re-election bid after winning 18 out of 19 local governments declared so far.
In Eti-Osa, results are yet to be collated. Voting has been postponed in one of the key polling units (VGC) due to last-minute logistical changes from INEC.
Rhodes-Vivour wins Amuwo-Odofin LGA
Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour of the Labour Party (LP) won the Amuwo-Odofin LGA of Lagos State.
Violence mars Lagos Elections
Across several polling units in Lagos, voters experienced intimidation and suppression of their votes. There were also alleged signs of tribalism towards the Igbos in Lagos.
This is in comparison to Sanwo-Olu’s polling unit in Lagos, which was marginally peaceful.
There may be a post-election court tribunal for Lagos State
Yesterday, Rhodes-Vivour went on Twitter to reassure supporters that their votes will be rightfully defended. In Nigeria, we know there’s only one way you can do that – in a court of law.
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