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Nigerian Presidential Election 2019 (LIVE UPDATES & RESULTS)

Polls open at 8pm today 23rd february 2019 for thr rescheduled 2019 Presidential Election. Here are the latest coverage as we cover this all important national election:

See state by state results of the 2019 Nigerian Presidential Results Below (REFRESH THIS PAGE FOR MORE UPDATES):


Abia State Umuahia Adamawa Yola Akwa Ibom Uyo Anambra Awka Bauchi Bauchi Bayelsa Yenagoa Benue Makurdi Borno Maiduguri Cross River Calabar Delta Asaba Ebonyi Abakaliki Edo Benin Ekiti Ado-Ekiti Enugu Enugu FCT Abuja Gombe Gombe Imo Owerri Jigawa Dutse Kaduna Kaduna Kano Kano Katsina Katsina Kebbi Birnin Kebbi Kogi Lokoja Kwara Ilorin Lagos Ikeja Nassarawa Lafia Niger Mina Ogun Abeokuta Ondo Akure Osun Osogbo Oyo Ibadan Plateau Jos Rivers Port Harcourt Sokoto Sokoto Taraba Jalingo Yobe Damaturu Zamfara Gusau Read more:

Updates 8.11 pm: Following exit polls across the 19 northern states,President Muhammadu Buhari is projected to be in early lead by as much 70 percent of the total votes.

From Sokoto axis to Borno zone down to central area of Kano and lower north,the President is projected to be in comfortable lead.

Most samples taken from the north west,north east and north central showed that the gap between the President and his main challenger is very wide.

The reports are however still preliminary as many results are still coming up.

It is however significant that the opposition candidate, Atiku Abubakar lost his polling unit while his Director General,Senate President Bukola is also projected to losehossenate re-election bid.

Updates 8.03 pm: Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) secured more votes than President Muhammadu Buhari at one of the polling units inside the presidential villa.

While the PDP candidate garnered 84 votes, Buhari who ran under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) trailed with 73.

Updates 8.13 am: These are the first pictures of Buhari voting in Kastina.

Updates 8.13 am: See how they stashed ad hoc corp members, over 50 corp members in the bus without windows to Thier polling unit, Nigeria where to?

Updates 8.03 am: INEC materials just arrived Alegongo Primary school, Akobo Ibadan for presidential election. Lagelu Local Government. Ward 1 Polling Unit 3 and others

Updates 8.03 am: President Buhari and Aisha just voted in Katsina state.

Updates 7.38 am: Voters Started Queuing Up In Kano Since 2:00 Am

Updates 7.38 am: Maiduguri Under Attack On Election Day As Seven Explosions Occur Within Ten Minutes | Sahara Reporters

 Residents of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, are currently in panic as series of explosions have rocked the city all within ten minutes. The explosions, seven of them, began at around 5:50am and ended a little around 6am.

Residents are worried about their safety, especially with the presidential and National Assembly elections scheduled to begin in less than two hours. At the time of this report, it was not clear the number of casualties, or how much properties were destroyed.

Updates 1.06 am: Voting commences by 8am on Today. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu gave the assurance on Friday in Abuja while addressing a press conference on the commission’s preparations for the presidential and National Assembly elections.

Yakubu said that the commission has concluded the deployment of sensitive and non-sensitive materials to the 774 local government areas across the country.

“We engaged 825,543 ad hoc staff ranging from presiding officers to collation and returning officers. We have mobilised 80,000 commercial vehicles and about 996 boats for the deployment of personnel and materials.

“The materials include 707,892 ballot boxes and voting cubicles, and we are mobilising these to various locations by land and sea.

“We have accredited 120 domestic and 36 international observer groups, deploying an accumulative number of 73,000 observers.

“We have concluded the movement of personnel, materials to the 774 local and 8809 RACs nationwide.

“All arrangements are now in place to facilitate opening of polls at 8am on Saturday,” he said.

He said that measures were also in place to combat vote-buying and other electoral malpractice.

He said that the national situation room would open at 6pm on Friday, while the national collation centre would also be opened at 6pm on Sunday, both situated at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.

The chairman advised eligible voters to visit to obtain location to their polling units, saying in the last 10 days about 190,000 persons had utilised the commission’s various social media platforms to geolocate their Polling Units.

He said that the election would be by simultaneous accreditation and voting system, and that only registered voters with Permanent Voter Cards would be allowed to vote.

Updates 12.46 am: The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will include the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara on the ballot.

The electoral body announced this in a statement on Friday by its National Commissioner and Chairman, Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye.


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