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Democratic change of the guard in Nigeria

2015-03-31 20:18

Abuja -  Muhammadu Buhari has become the first Nigerian to oust an opponent via the ballot box, putting him in charge of Africa's biggest economy and one of its most important but turbulent democracies.

Below is a state-by-state table of provisional and final results tallied by Reuters from Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission (Inec) announcements in various states and at the central counting centre in Abuja.

State    Jonathan (PDP)  Buhari (APC)

LAGOS   632 327               792 460

OGUN    207 950               308 290

ONDO   251 368                299 889

OSUN   249 929                 383 603

OYO     303 376                 528 620

KWARA 132 602                 302 146

NIGER   149 222                657 678

KEBBI    100 972               567 883

ZAMFARA 144 833             612 202

SOKOTO 152 199               671 926

KADUNA 484 085             1 127 760

FCT       157 195                146 399

KOGI     149 987                 264 851

EDO      286 869                 208 469

DELTA  1 211 405                 48 910

BAYELSA 361 209                   5 194

RIVERS 1 487 075                 69 238

IMO       559 185                 133 253

ANAMBRA 660 762                 17 926

EBONYI   323 653                  19 518

BENUE    303 737                 373 961

NASSARAWA 273 460           236 838

PLATEAU  549 615                429 140

KANO       215 779             1 903 999

KATSINA     98 937            1 345 441

JIGAWA    142 904                885 988

BAUCHI      86 085                931 598

TARABA     310 800               261 326

ENUGU     553 003                  14 157

CROSS RIVERS 414 863          28 368

AKWA IBOM 953 304               58 411

GOMBE     96 873                  361 245

ABIA        368 303                  13 394

YOBE        25 526                  446 265

ADAMAWA 251 664                374 701

BORNO     25 640                   473 543

EKITI       176 466                  120 331

Total   12 853 162              15 424 921 

Total valid votes 45.45%        54.55%

Comments
  • Livy Mapodile - 2015-03-31 20:31

    The people has spoken. This is a lesson to African states including ANC led government and Robert Mugabe

  • Tina Butler - 2015-03-31 20:39

    Only 45% valid votes?

      Andile Tyhaliti - 2015-03-31 20:42

      read

      Mageba - 2015-03-31 20:43

      No Tina, 45% and 55% OF valid votes

      Akhenaten - 2015-03-31 20:43

      No, they don't mention a percentage. Those percentages are what each candidate got and add up to 100% of the total vote.

      Tina Butler - 2015-03-31 21:09

      Ok sorry. It did not display well on Samsung phone. Better on PC :)

  • Andile Tyhaliti - 2015-03-31 20:47

    People have spoken. People are tired of being held at ransom. What happened in Nigeria might happen even in SA. Time to deliver or you out

  • Mageba - 2015-03-31 20:52

    I have a dream that one day the SA election will be as unpredictable and close as this; Vavi where are you? This da can never make this dream come true

      jhide.onanuga - 2015-03-31 20:56

      South Africa will surely get there in next election

  • Mthunzie Maphumulo - 2015-03-31 20:53

    Am afraid then because the People of Delta said that if Badluck Jonathan is not the president, they will then with hold their oil n other states will have to depend on what they have. More trouble if you ask me. Look at the number votes that he got there!

  • Mawethu Mathipa - 2015-03-31 21:00

    Drug free South Africa is looming,I heard Nigerian Brothers are going home for good,because their Islam Brothers is now the President.Hoooooray.

  • Chris Nhlapo - 2015-03-31 21:02

    Congratulations to the Nigerians on a credible election,im afraid dat one day our Own ANC will loose this government,even @ Gauteng we r not sure dat we gona win next year,well scandal afta scandal,political meddling of the SAPS,the NPA,e-Tolls,its too much the people of dis country wil someday accept that we Liberated Dem in 94 bt change will happen

      Allan Brits - 2015-03-31 21:17

      @Chris man your English is poor. I know one tends to use sms language but even still it's no excuse for words like dat, afta, dis and so on. You will get a lot more positive responses should your comments be readible

  • Slowly Doezit - 2015-03-31 21:03

    Now go for kill on Boko Haram.

  • Slowly Doezit - 2015-03-31 21:05

    Stormer you're joking, right? Hes Muslim???

  • Ifeisnachi Iwunze - 2015-03-31 21:08

    Change has come to to nigeria

      Akhenaten - 2015-03-31 21:19

      For better or for worse?

  • Sharon Maphike - 2015-03-31 21:16

    I have a dream that my children wil c change for better in SA I hv a dream 2day.

      Mageba - 2015-03-31 21:55

      Sharon. It will only happen if we have a very strong opposition party in the country... For now the opposition is a joke; no chance to win a national election

  • Salim Liwewe - 2015-03-31 21:19

    Boko harram pls stop fighting your brother in Islam has won election help them to build good Nigeria. Thanks Allah to give us Muslim president again after (good bye Jon thin) took over from late former president

  • Gideon Marodza - 2015-03-31 21:28

    I'm really happy with the latest results from Nigeria . A change is always good to people especially in a peaceful way like this . I wish you good luck Mr Muhammad for your new job . show them the good ways of ruling and build a strong nation.

  • Boitshoko Chocs Matlhakoane - 2015-03-31 21:30

    This should be a lesson to all leading opposition parties in Africa, if Nigeria can do it,so can everyone else

  • Chibosky Valentine - 2015-03-31 21:51

    I dnt kw wat 2 say abt dz election...bt al dy way only God knwz d best 4 nija....bt GEJ u r nt a man at all u 4uk d igbo pple up...

  • Mezwangendaba Ndaba - 2015-03-31 21:55

    It is time that South African people learn propaganda has only one leg to stand on.... and it is that of a lie. So change is good, change is coming to Gauteng, change is imminent to South Africa, change is a reality in the minds of our youth and change is the freedom of cash, jobs, low inflation, low petrol cost, stronger Rand against the dollar....

      Akhenaten - 2015-04-01 04:44

      If your leader is a liar you have no hope. There will only be growth if you change the leadership and get all criminals in jail but you will have to build more jails and put capable people in charge.

  • Ezeigwe Moses - 2015-04-01 11:34

    Is lik dream but wen i wakeup it's real,les see if through there will be change :APC we welcum;

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