Tinubu ahead of Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar

Bola Tinubu, the candidate for the ruling party in Nigeria, is in the lead after the results from 14 of the 36 states in the nation were announced.

A little more than 44% of the total votes have gone to Mr. Tinubu. Atiku Abubakar, his major opponent, has about 33% of the vote.

Peter Obi of the Labour Party got about 18% of the vote after surprising Mr. Tinubu in the biggest metropolis, Lagos.

The parties of Mr. Abubakar and Mr. Obi left the location where the results are being declared on Monday.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Labour Party have argued that the new computerized voting method lacks transparency.

This was the first time an electronic gadget had been utilized to certify voters in a nationwide election.

The opposition parties’ allegations have been refuted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
According to its chairman Mahmood Yakubu, the results released would continue.
According to monitors from the European Union, the electoral body’s poor preparation and communication eroded confidence in the procedure.
The All Progressives Congress (APC), which is in power, was charged with cooperating with Inec by the PDP delegate at the election center in Abuja, the nation’s capital. The PDP branded the election as fraudulent. The Labour Party requested that the announcements be put on hold or that the election be called off and held again.

According to the APC, people who are unhappy with the outcomes should file a lawsuit and the parties should first give the procedure time to complete.

Since the end of military rule in 1999, the APC and PDP have ruled Nigeria.

Mr. Obi – from the previously little-known Labour Party – ran for the first time, promising to challenge the two-party system.

He has the support of many young people, who make up a third of registered voters. There are 15 other candidates.

Mr. Tinubu has received the most votes out of the six states where results have been released, followed by Mr. Abubakar with five and Mr. Obi with three.

For a contender to be crowned the victor, they must receive more than 25% of the total votes cast in 25 of the 36 states, plus Abuja.

A second round run-off between the top two candidates will be held if those thresholds are not met.


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