LAGOS, Feb 28 (Reuters) — Probationary results from Nigeria’s disputed head of state election all over the weekend showed Bolo Tinubu from the regnant party in the lead, a Reuters correspond of votes in 25 of the country’s 36 states showed on Tues.
Electoral charge results from the states showed Tinubu of the All Progressives Coition political party (APC) was in advance with approximately 36% or 7 billion of valid votes counted, with Atiku Abubakar of the main opposition People’s Advocator Political party (PDP) trailing faithful hind end with 30% or nigh 6 1000000 valid votes.
Cock Obeah of the littler Toil Political party got 20% or just about 3.8 jillion votes.More results were expected to depict the achiever later on on Tuesday.
The overture results were announced in the states by Freelance Internal Selection Charge (INEC) officers and testament even get to be bestowed at the commission’s national collation midpoint in the federal official cap Capital of Nigeria.
Just opposite parties cause rejected the results as the mathematical product of a flawed process, which suffered multiple technical difficulties undischarged to the debut of fresh applied science by the Autonomous Political unit Option Charge (INEC).
INEC had promised to upload results straight from from each one polling whole to its website in the election to supervene upon extroverted President of the United States Muhammadu Buhari, only just about were ineffectual to do so directly.
That meant results had to be collated manually indoors Ward and local governance enumeration centres as in previous polls, problems commentator missions besides criticised as the solution of poor planning.
There are fears frustrations terminated the litigate could churn over into vehemence.
In a usually bustling commercialize on Lagos island, matchless of the to the highest degree dumbly populated places in Africa, shops were keep out and streets deserted on Tuesday sunrise.
(Coverage by Tim Cocks Extra coverage by Hamza Abraham in Kano, Ahmed Kingimi in Maiduguri, Anamesere Igboeroteonwu in Onitsha and Saint James the Apostle Oatway in Lagos; Redaction by MacDonald Dzirutwe and Emelia Sithole-Matarise)