Two of Nigeria’s leading political parties have secured the majority victory in some states based on the results of the weekend governorship elections, which have so far been released by the electoral umpire, the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC).
The PDP secured wins in Plateau, Bauchi, Oyo, Delta, Rivers, Zamfara, and Akwa Ibom states, while the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) emerged victorious in Kano.
The results of the election in Abia and Enugu States were delayed following the dispute between the Labour Party and the PDP over the results from some local government areas.
APC sustained its hold in Kaduna, Borno, Nasarawa, Cross River, Ebonyi, and Niger, while recovering Benue and Sokoto states from the opposition PDP, losing Kano to the NNPP and Plateau and Zamfara to the PDP.
On its part, the PDP retained its hold in Oyo, Bauchi, Delta, Rivers, and Taraba states and gained Zamfara and the Plateau from the ruling APC.
( Story writing and edited by Oludare Mayowa; firstname.lastname@example.org)