Apr 15, 2007

Gubernatorial Election Results

Finally, the Nigeria gubernatorial elections for the year 2007 have come to an end. There have been lots of mixed feelings about the exercise but INEC has declared the voting to be free and fair. Security was tight as armed soldiers and police were deployed all over the country to check violence and possible disruption. That notwithstanding, lots of issues were still recorded. I'll cover the election process in a later article. Right now here are the [partial] complete results of the 2007 gubernatorial elections.
Abia State: Theodore Orji (PPA)
Adamawa State: Murtala Nyako (PDP)
Akwa Ibom State: Godswill Akpabio (PDP)
Anambra State: Andy Uba (PDP)
Bauchi State: Isa Yuguda (ANPP)
Bayelsa State: Timipre Sylva (PDP)
Benue State: Gabriel Suswam (PDP)
Borno State: Ali Modu Sheriff (ANPP)
Cross River State: Liyel Imoke (PDP)
Delta State: Emmanuel Uduaghan (PDP)
Ebonyi State: Martin Elechi (PDP)
Edo State: Oserheimen Osumbor (PDP)
Ekiti State: Olusegun Oni (PDP)
Enugu State: Inconclusive; to be re-run
Gombe State: Mohammed Goje (PDP)
Imo State: Result voided; fresh vote April 28
Jigawa State: Sule Lamido (PDP)
Kaduna State: Mohammed Namadi Sambo (PDP)
Katsina State: Ibrahim Shema (PDP)
Kebbi State: Usman Saidu Nasamu (PDP)
Kogi State: Ibrahim Idris (PDP)
Kwara State: Bukola Saraki (PDP)
Lagos State: Babatunde Fashola (AC)
Nassarawa State: Aliyu Doma (PDP)
Niger State: Muazu Aliyu (PDP)
Ogun State: Gbenga Daniel (PDP)
Ondo State: Olusegun Agagu (PDP)
Osun State: Olagunsoye Oyinlola (PDP)
Oyo State: Christopher Alao-Akala (PDP)
Rivers State: Celestine Omehia (PDP)
Sokoto State: Aliyu Wamakko (PDP)
Yobe State: Mamman Ali (ANPP)
Zamfara State: Mahmud Aliyu Shinkafi (ANPP)

These were the results which were ready as at the time of writing this article. These are the final results of the governorship elections announced by INEC as reported by Reuters. PDP has apparently won in a majority of the states - a fact which has given rise to mixed reactions in some of the affected states. Elections appear to have been massively rigged in states like Edo, Ondo, Ekiti and Oyo due to the impopularity of the candidates and the PDP in general. Riots, protests and some violence have been recorded in these states.

Akure (Ondo state capital) is said to be a no-go area as residents have chosen to stay indoors fearing for their lives and belongings. Rioters and protesters have gained control of the streets doing what they do best. Edo State's Action Congress (A.C.) candidate who is coincidentally the President of the National Labour Congress (NLC) was the popular choice of the people but he was announced to have lost the elections. Anticipating nonacceptance of the results, the INEC chose to make this announcement in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. That notwithstanding, riots, protests, road blockages and the like have overtaken the city. Oyo state residents also received a shocker when it was announced that the PDP candidate Christopher Alao-Akala had won the elections. He had earlier been accused of massive fraud and looting during a few months of his tenure as the State Governor - an accusation which is still in Court. Ekiti State is also in an uproar, AC was the expected winning party, and AC had already won the house of representatives but contrary to their expectations, the PDP was announced as the winning party.

Suddenly, the real reason for the 2-day unnecessary public holidays seems to have dawned on people. They initially thought it to be a gimmick by the presidency to keep Atiku away from the elections, and they were wondering if public holidays would be declared this week as well. However, it has now been suggested that this tactic is actually against the AC ... because if the court had ruled in Atiku's favour before the governorship elections, it would have been more difficult for the PDP to have rigged or for the INEC to have announced inconsistent results in favor of the PDP. Obasanjo is a strategist and it seems he wants to have the last laugh and say "I told you" ... but Time will tell.

God save our country Nigeria. Long live Nigeria.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you have any information about who won in Edo State?

Tayo said...

I don't have any reports for Edo yet. However, as at earlier today, AC was leading with PDP following up. AC candidate is Adams Oshiomole while PDP candidate is Senator Oserheimen Osunbor. I'll keep you posted

akin aworan said...

so, what are the final results? and based on the goings on saturday, what chances are there for a stress free election on saturday?

Tayo said...

@Anonymous, the results for Edo State have been posted above - and that result is already causing a lot of confusion and protests in Edo State right now.
@Akin Aworan, based on the goings, the saturday elections will be far from stress free. A lot will also depend on the Court's ruling on the case with Atiku presently.

truth said...

I heard that the elections were fairly peaceful except for the 3 deaths reported in Edo. I also got insider info on the Imo results cancellation and based on what I was told I think it was definitely for the best.
I hate to play devil's advocate but the Agagus and co. won the elections? Not exactly my translation of good news.
I wish US luck in the coming years.

daGuv said...

Hey Tayo,

Nice one!. Its refreshing to see that there is really some information on the gubernatorial elections somewhere on the Internet. It took a lot of google searches to uncover your site...but I got the information. I wonder what it is the newspapers and their websites claim to provide.

Keep up the good work!

daGuv.

Anonymous said...

Hi,
It's refreshing to know that there's a website with a complete list of the final election results...even INEC's website doesn't have an updated list!

Well done!

My contribution:
Enugu - Sullivan Iheanacho Chime(PDP)
Imo - Chief Ihedim Godson Ohakim (PDP)
Taraba - Danbaba Danfulani Suntari (PDP)

Tayo said...

@Daguv & @Anonymous, thanks a lot for the comments. I couldn't find the results on the internet either. Had to write it off from TV news.
Anon, thanks for you additions.