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Nigeria decides 2023: Live updates on presidential election, results [Live]

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Today February 25, 2023, Africa’s most populous nation, Nigeria, will be deciding who runs the country for the next four years.

A total of 18 candidates are competing for the office of president. According to opinion polls, only three have a realistic chance of winning.

The three main contenders are Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP).

Bola Ahmed Tinubu

Bola Ahmed Tinubu, 70, is a trained accountant and a politician who served as the Governor of Lagos State from 1999 to 2007 and Senator for Lagos West during the brief Third Republic. Tinubu, who was once sent into exile by military dictator Sani Abacha, understands the significance of freedom and wears it as an insignia on his distinctive hat in the shape of a broken shackle that resembles a horizontal figure of eight. Tinubu is widely credited with reshaping Nigeria’s commercial hub Lagos State.

Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar, 76, is a Nigerian politician and businessman who served as the vice president of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007 during the presidency of Olusegun Obasanjo. Atiku has run for the presidency five times before – all of which he has lost. He has spent most of his career in the corridors of power, having worked as a high-ranking civil servant and a prominent businessman. Abubakar’s campaign is built on his success as vice president between 1999 and 2007, where as head of the government’s economic team he oversaw successful reforms in the telecommunications, pensions and banking sectors that led to jobs and GDP growth.

Peter Obi

Peter Obi, 61, is a businessman and politician who served as governor of Anambra from March to November 2006, February to May 2007, and June 2007 to March 2014. He enjoys fervent support on social media and among Nigeria’s youth. His supporters described him as the only candidate with integrity, but his critics argue that a vote for Obi is wasted as he is unlikely to win. Peter Obi is hoping to break up the two-party system, APC and PDP, which has dominated Nigeria since the end of military rule in 1999.

Other presidential candidates include; Rabiu Kwankwaso – New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP), Sowore Omoyele – African Action Congress (AAC), Imumolen Christopher – Accord Party (AP), Al-Mustapha Hamza – Action Alliance (AA), Kachikwu Dumebi – African Democratic Congress (ADC), Sani Yabagi Yusuf – Action Democratic Party (ADP), Umeadi Peter Nnanna – All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Ojei Princess Chichi – Allied People’s Movement (APM).

We also have Osakwe Felix Johnson – National Rescue Movement (NRM), Abiola Latifu Kolawole – Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), Adebayo Adewole Ebenezer – Social Democratic Party (SDP), Ado-Ibrahim Abdumalik – Young Progressives Party (YPP), Nwanyanwu Daniel Daberechukwu – Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Adenuga Sunday Oluwafemi – Boot Party (BP), and Nnamdi Charles Osita – Action Peoples Party (APP).

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8:45 pm – Labour Party wins in Enugu

Labour Party has won in Polling Unit 008 in Ugbawka Ward 01, Nkanu East LGA, Enugu state.

See the results:

LP: 129
PDP: 45
APC: 0

8:25 pm – Labour Party wins Polling Unit 022 in the Presidential Villa

The Labour Party won in the City Centre, polling Unit 022 in the Presidential Villa, AMAC, in FCT Abuja.

See the results:

LP: 174
APC: 71
PDP: 78

8:21 pm – APC wins in Ife North, Osun state

The All Progressives Congress has won at St. John Primary School Oke-Ola, Ipetumodu, Ife North, Ward 07, Unit 05, in Osun state.

See the results:

APC: 132
PDP: 115
LP: 20
ADC: 03
ZLP: 01
NRM: 01

8:20 pm – Labour Party wins in Polling Unit 021 in Presidential Villa

The Labour Party won in City Centre, PU: 021 Presidential Villa, AMAC, in FCT Abuja.

See the results:

LP: 194
APC: 94
PDP: 70
ZLP: 8

7:13 pm – Labour Party wins in Okigwe polling unit in Imo state

The Labour Oarry has won in Urban ward II, Okigwe polling unit 004 in Imo state with 63 votes.

See the results:

LP: 63
APC: 0
PDP: 3

7:00 pm – APC wins in Agege, Lagos

APC has won in Speaker of Lagos Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa’s polling unit in Ward E, PO-019, Agege, with 44 votes.

See the results:

APC: 44
PDP: 3
LP: 17

6:52 pm – Labour Party wins in Asaba

Labour Party has won in Ward 6 unit 14 Oshimili south, Asaba Delta state with 205 votes.

See the results:

PDP: 6
APC : 3
LP: 205

6:50 pm – APC wins President Muhammadu Buhari’s polling unit

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has won in President Muhammadu Buhari’s polling unit.

See the results:

APC: 215
PDP: 51
NNPP: 37

6:45 pm – PDP wins in Olamaboro LGA, Kogi state

PDP has won with 69 votes in Ward 1, PU013, Efachipu Imane, Olamaboro LGA, Kogi state.

See the results:

APC: 63
LP: 57
PDP: 69

6:35 pm – Labour Party’s Vice Presidential candidate loses his polling unit to PDP

The Labour Party Vice Presidential candidate, Datti Baba-Ahmed, has lost his polling unit in Kaduna to PDP.

APC: 98
PDP: 102
LP: 54

6:25 pm – Labour Party wins in Mbaitoli LGA, Imo state

The Labour Party has won with 48 votes in Ogwa ward 1, Mbaitoli LGA, Imo state.

See the results:

LP: 48
PDP: 07
APC: 03

6:18 pm – APC wins PU08 in Challenge, Ibadan

APC has won in ward 11, PU08, Challenge, Texaco, Ibadan south-west LGA, Oyo state with 61 votes.

See the results:

APC: 61
PDP: 31
LP: 31

6:17 pm – APC wins in PU07 in Challenge, Texaco, Ibadan

The All Progressives Congress won with 62 votes in Ward 11, Polling Unit 07 in Challenge, Texaco, Ibadan south-west LGA, Oyo state.

See the results:

APC: 62
PDP: 51
LP: 23

6:04 pm – Labour Party wins in Kogi

The Labour Party has won in Kabba Bunu LGA, Asuta ward 1, Unit 004 FGGC Kabba, Kogi state with 52 votes.

See the results:

PDP 29
APC 46
LP 52
ADC 8
ZLP 9
NRM 1
APM 1
MAP 1
SDP 1
APP 1

5:58 pm – APC wins in Ibadan

The All Progressives Congress has won in Ward 4, Polling Unit 14,in Aliu, Ibadan north, Oyo state.

See the results:

APC: 166
PDP: 39
LP: 7

5:54 pm – Labour Party wins in Enugu East

The Labour Party has won in the polling unit at Abakpa primary school 1 Enugu East.

See the results:

APC: 1
LP: 202
PDP: 3

5:52 pm – Labour Party wins in Ikeduru Atta ward 1, PU 001, Imo state

The Labour Party has won in Ikeduru Atta ward 1, Polling Unit 001 in Imo state with 195 votes.

See the results:

APC-8
PDP-14
LP-195

5:25 pm – Peter Obi wins his polling unit, APC, PDP get no votes

Labour Party’s presidential candidate has won his polling unit in Agulu, Adamawa with 236 votes. APC and PDP got no vote.

See the results below:

PDP: 0
APC: 0
LP: 236
APGA: 3
NNPP: 2

5:21 pm – INEC suspends election in 141 polling units

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has suspended election in 141 polling units of Bayelsa state. According to INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, this is because the voting process was disrupted.

5:19 pm – Shettima addresses the press, says INEC has done it’s best

APC Vice Presidential candidate Kashim Shettima told the press that INEC is doing its best after voting in Borno State.

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Kashim Shettima

5:10 – Vote counting ongoing at Peter Obi’s polling unit

Vote counting has commenced at Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi’s polling unit in Anambra.

4:56 – Atiku Abubakar wins his polling unit in Adamawa

Presidential candidate for PDP, Atiku Abubakar, wins his polling unit with 282 votes.

See the results below:

PDP – 282
APC – 57
LP – 6
Alliance Party – 2
NNPP – 1
Boot Party – 1

4:56 – Bola Ahmed Tinubu wins his polling unit in Lagos

APC presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has won his polling unit with 33 votes.

See the results below:

APC – 33
LP – 8
PDP – 1
YPP – 1

4:47 pm – Taraba peaceful, heavy security presence, queues trail

The capital of Taraba, a state in the east of the nation that borders Cameroon, Jalingo, has seen fairly peaceful voting.

Even though there is still a line of people waiting to vote, it will probably be over in an hour.

Many voters arrived early; some began waiting in lines more than four hours before voting began, at 04:00 local time (03:00). This was a good choice given the oppressive heat, which makes umbrellas and cold water essential for those still in line.

Statewide security is extremely strict. To stop violence, officers had been placed in every “nook and cranny,” a security official informed the BBC.

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Credit: Sani Suleiman

 

4:27 pm – Abuja voters patient, wait under sun

Although voting in Abuja has officially ended, trailing lines are still seen at certain polling places; those who are still waiting declare that they will vote regardless of the 34C heat.

Everyone in line will be able to cast a ballot, according to a guarantee made by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The hectic start has been attributed to late arrivals of officials and ballot papers, as well as broken voting machine equipment.

Abuja is still quiet despite these delays. The heavy military presence earlier in the day has partially diminished.

Although the populace is showing patience, it is unclear how long that patience will last.

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Source: AFP

3:49 pm – Atiku’s state sees peaceful voting

Voting in Yola, the capital of the northeastern state of Adamawa, has been peaceful and uneventful, in contrast to allegations of violence and intimidation throughout the nation.

One of the front-runners in the election and presidential candidate for the opposition PDD, Atiku Abubakar, originates from the state. Voters haven’t complained much, if at all, despite some polling places starting the process late and creating some lines.

The electoral commission has received plaudits from many for how the state’s election was handled.

Voters in YolaVoters in Yola

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Source: BBC

3:29 pm – Voting expected to continue for another hour or two

Although voting was scheduled to end at 2:30 pm WAT, voting has continued at several voting stations.

According to Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris, this is because of the delay experienced in several polling stations.

3:23 pm – INEC officials beaten by voters in Abuja

Violence erupts in LEA Primary School, Lugbe, Abuja as voters beat up INEC officials over allegation of thumbprinting and telling voters no ballot papers.

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LEA Primary School, Lugbe, Abuja

2:30 pm – Voting has officially ended

Voting has officially ended but those in queues can can still cast their votes.

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People queueing to vote

2:26 pm – People unable to vote in Aba, Abia State

Report has it that no voting is ongoing in Aba, Abia state as BVAS not working.

2:19 pm – INEC chairman apologizes for voting delays

INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, has apologized for the delay being experienced by voters in some parts of the country. He briefed the press at the central collation centre in the capital, Abuja, after widespread reports of late arrival of voting materials and electoral officers in some states.

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Mahmood Yakubu

2:07 pm – Former President Goodluck Jonathan cast his vote

Ex President Goodluck Jonathan has cast his vote at Unit 39, Ward 13, Otuoke, Ogbia LGA.

1:42 pm – Residents not allowed to access polling unit in Ojo, Lagos

Report has it that residents of Housing Estate, Ojo, Lagos, were not allowed to access polling unit unless they declare support for the All Progressives Congress, APC.

1:21 pm – Voting resumes in Elegushi after disruption

Social media influencer Rinu Oduala earlier reported that thugs disrupted voting in Elegushi, Lagos. New reports revealed that election has resumed in the area after the RRS and military showed up.

1:18 pm – APC’s Vice Presidential candidate unable to vote due to delays

The Vice Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Kashim Shettima, arrived to cast his ballot in the northeastern city of Maiduguri but was unable to do so as his designated polling station had not opened.

12:48 pm – Election officials yet to arrive in Amuwo Odofin

Some residents of the Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos state, claim election officials still have not shown up preventing them from casting their votes.

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12:45 pm Nyesom Wike finally casts his vote in Rivers

Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike,
has finally cast his vote after an initial delay. He cast his ballot at about 12:45 pm.

12:40 pm – INEC cancels voting in 7 polling units in Kogi

The election process has been canceled in seven polling units in the Kogi East Senatorial axis. While two polling units were cancelled in Anyigba, Dekina council area, the remaining five were in Kogi State’s Omala council area.

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INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu

12:39 pm – Falz and other voters allegedly attacked

According to a tweet by social media influencer, Rinu Oduala, Falz and other voters were attacked at Ikate, Elegushi, Lekki, Lagos by political thugs disrupting voting process.

12:15 pm – Peter Obi voted

Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi has cast his vote in Agulu, Anambra state.

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Peter Obi casting his vote

12:07 pm – Kwankwaso casts his vote

The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria’s Peoples party, Rabio Kwankwaso, has cast his vote at his polling unit in Malamai Friendly Special school, Madobi, Kano.

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Kwankwaso voting

11:32 am – Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala laments the long waiting time

The Director General of the World Trade Organization took to Twitter to complain about the amount of time voters have been waiting at her polling station Umuda Isingwu village, Umuahia, Abia state.

11:32 am – Governor Wike of Rivers State unable to cast his vote

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike was unable to cast his vote because of a challenge with the BVAS machine, which checks voter cards, at his polling unit. The electoral officials advised him to return later as the technical team fix the device.

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Governor Nyesom Wike at his polling unit

11:16 am – Vice President Osinbajo votes in Ogun State

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, voted at his Ikenne hometown in Ogun State alongside his wife, Dolapo Osinbajo.

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Osinbajo and wife at polling unit

10:49 am – EFCC in Agulu, Anambra to assess voting

An election observer team from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), is on the look out for vote buying at a polling station in Agulu, Anambra state.

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EFCC election observer team

10:23 am – Tinubu at his polling unit, casts his vote

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Tinubu at his polling unit

APC’s Tinubu has cast his vote in Lagos amid scenes of chaos as tweeted by BBC’s Azeezat Olaoluwa.

10:04 – Governor Samuel Ortom voted

Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom voted at 10:04 am. The Governor also displayed his ballot like Bubari did. He voted for Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party despite the fact that he belongs to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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Governor Samuel Ortom

10:03 am – Atiku Abubakar addresses the press after casting his vote

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Atiku addressing the press

Atiku told the press he is feeling positive and hoped the elections would continue to proceed peacefully.

10:00 am – Mild altercation in Kano between voters and party agents of APC and NNPP

There was a mild altercation between voters and party agents of APC and NNPP in polling unit 001 in Kwankwaso Malamai Child Friendly School, Kano. Voters
reportedly chased the party agents out of the school compound.

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polling unit 001, Kwankwaso Malamai Child Friendly School, Kano

10:00 am – President Muhammadu Buhari cast his vote

President Muhammadu Buhari has cast his vote. He displayed his ballot paper, which is against the electoral act, to show he voted for the All Progressives Congress, APC.

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Buhari casting his vote

9:25 am – Polling officers yet to arrive at Tinubu’s polling station

BBC’s Azeezat Olaoluwa, who is at the polling unit of APC presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, tweeted that the polling officers are yet to arrive.

9:10 am – Atiku Abubakar casts his vote

Presidential candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has cast his vote at his polling unit in Ajiya, Yola north LGA, Adamawa State. He voted at 9:10 am.

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Atiku voting at his polling unit

8:30 am – Peter Obi on his way to vote

The Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi was pictured around 8:30 am going to his polling unit to vote.

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Peter Obi on his way to his polling unit
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