The gubernatorial election across states is gradually coming to an end as results of different collation centers and polling units have been announced. We see some governors getting re-elected under the ruling party APC and others from the opposition, PDP.
No one should be told that it has brought alot of crises in some states were there has been unrest leading to the postponement of election activities in such areas. Rivers state in particular has been a crucial area, election has been postponed for two days in the state.
Elsewhere, Gov. Udom Emmanuel has been announced winner in Akwa Ibom state, the PDP flag bearer in oyo state; Seun Makinde has been elected Governor, in Katsina INEC declares Masari winner, Ben Ayade is the governor-elect in Cross Rivers state, yesterday sanwo-olu was announced by the resident electoral commissioner in Lagos state as the Governor after defeating PDPs Jimmy Agbaje in a landslide victory.
In other areas, elections have been declared inconclusive due to similar issues registered at the presidential polls. In Adamawa state, the returning oOfficer for the governorship election, Prof Andrew Haruna, who made the final announcements regarding the election about 3.30 am Monday, asserted that the election was inconclusive based on margin of lead principle.
In plateau state, the Returning Officer, Prof. Richard Anande, declared the election inconclusive because the difference between the two major contenders, APC and PDP was less than the votes cancelled.
The announcement and collation in some areas are yet to be official, thus INEC warns against falsifying information on social media to reduce panic in major areas suceptible to such across the federation.