Nigeria’s ruling social gathering candidate Bola Tinubu is main within the presidential election after outcomes had been launched in 14 of the nation’s 36 states.
Mr Tinubu has received simply over 44% of the tallied votes. His important rival Atiku Abubakar has nearly 33% of the vote.
Labour’s Peter Obi has near 18%, having triggered an upset by defeating Mr Tinubu within the largest metropolis, Lagos.
On Monday, Mr Abubakar’s and Mr Obi’s events walked out of the venue the place outcomes are being introduced.
The Peoples Democratic Get together (PDP) and the Labour Get together have claimed there’s a lack of transparency with the brand new digital voter system.
This was the primary nationwide election the place an digital gadget had been used to accredit voters.
The Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (Inec) has denied the opposition events’ complaints.
Its chairman Mahmood Yakubu stated the announcement of outcomes would proceed.
The PDP consultant on the election centre within the capital, Abuja, described the method as fraudulent, and accused the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) of colluding with Inec. The Labour Get together requested for the bulletins to be suspended, or for the election to be cancelled and rerun.
The APC stated these dissatisfied with the outcomes ought to go to courtroom, and that the events ought to first let the method run its course.
A candidate must have probably the most votes nationwide and 1 / 4 of ballots forged in 25 of the 36 states plus Abuja to be declared the winner.
If these thresholds should not reached then there’ll a second spherical run-off between the highest two candidates.
The APC and PDP have dominated Nigeria because the finish of army rule in 1999.
Mr Obi – from the beforehand little recognized Labour Get together – ran for the primary time, promising to problem the two-party system.
He has the help of many younger individuals, who make up a 3rd of registered voters. There are 15 different candidates.
From the outcomes introduced to this point Mr Tinubu has received probably the most votes in six states, Mr Abubakar 5 and Mr Obi three.