Following the March 18 governorship election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has so far announced 26 candidates as governors-elect.
Recall that on Wednesday, Alex Otti of the Labour Party was the latest to be declared governor-elect by INEC for the governorship election held in Abia state.
Peter Mbah of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) also emerged as the winner of the governorship election in Enugu State.
This means the results of 26 of the 28 governorship elections held have been announced. The elections in Kebbi and Adamawa were declared inconclusive.
From the results announced by the electoral umpire so far, the All Progressives Congress (APC) won in 15 States, PDP won in 9 State and Labour Party won one State.
Meanwhile, the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) won Kano state.
APC had seven Governors re-elected. They are: Inuwa Yahaya (Gombe), Mai Mala Muni (Yobe), Abdullahi Sule (Nasarawa), Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq (Kwara), Babagana Zulum (Borno).
The ruling party also secured wins for eight new candidates: Uba Sani (Kaduna), Bassey Otu (Cross River), Mohammed Bago (Niger), Umar Namadi (Jigawa), Ahmed Aliyu (Sokoto), Dikko Radda (Katsina), Hyacinth Alia (Benue), and Francis Nwifuru (Ebonyi).
Two PDP Governors – Seyi Makinde (Oyo) and Bala Mohammed (Bauchi) – secured re-election.
Seven first-term governors were elected on the platform of the PDP. They are: Kefas Agbu (Taraba), Caleb Mutfwang (Plateau), Peter Mbah (Enugu), Umo Eno (Akwa Ibom), Siminialayi Fubara (Rivers) and Sheriff Oborevwori (Delta).
PDP’s Dauda Lawal unseated Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, while Abba Kabir of the NNPP unseated the APC in Kano State.