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26 April 2011 State Governorship Elections in Nigeria
 
Political Parties: ACCORD - Accord Party, ACN - Action Congress of Nigeria, ACPN - Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, AD - Alliance for Democracy, ANPP - All Nigeria People's Party, APGA - All Progressives Grand Alliance, CPC - Congress for Progressive Change, DPP - Democratic People's Party, LP - Labour Party, MPPP - Mega Progressive People's Party, PDP - People's Democratic Party, PPA - Progressive People's Alliance, PPN - People's Party of Nigeria, PRP - People's Redemption Party.
 
Election Results by State
(Note: Individual candidates who received less than 0.50% of the valid votes cast are included in the 'Others' category.)
Abia State

Registered Voters

Not Available

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

Not Available (N/A)

Invalid/Blank Votes

Not Available

Total Valid Votes

778,778

Candidate (Party) Number of Votes % of Votes
Theodore Orji (PDP) 641,158 82.33%
Reagan Ufomba (APGA) 49,421 6.35%
Chris Akomas (PPA) 43,778 5.62%
Paul Ikonne (ACN) 18,004 2.31%
Stanley Ohagwu (LP) 15,720 2.02%
13 Others 10,697 1.37%
 
Akwa Ibom State

Registered Voters

Not Available

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

Not Available (N/A)

Invalid/Blank Votes

Not Available

Total Valid Votes

1,148,433

Candidate (Party) Number of Votes % of Votes
Godswill Akpabio (PDP) 957,585 83.38%
John James Akpanudoedehe (ACN) 163,449 14.23%
Lawrence Esin (CPC) 15,660 1.36%
11 Others 11,739 1.02%
 
Bauchi State*

Registered Voters

Not Available

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

Not Available (N/A)

Invalid/Blank Votes

Not Available

Total Valid Votes

1,273,667

Candidate (Party) Number of Votes % of Votes
Isa Yuguda (PDP) 771,503 60.57%
Yusuf Tuggar (CPC) 238,426 18.72%
Baba Tela (ACN) 157,237 12.35%
Sulaiman Mohammed Nazif (ANPP) 102,093 8.02%
8 Others 4,408 0.35%
*Due to security reasons, the Bauchi State Governorship election was delayed two days to 28 April 2011.
 
Benue State

Registered Voters

Not Available

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

Not Available (N/A)

Invalid/Blank Votes

Not Available

Total Valid Votes

1,110,606

Candidate (Party) Number of Votes % of Votes
Gabriel Suswam (PDP) 590,756 53.19%
Steven Ugbah (ACN) 499,319 44.96%
Daniel Iyorkegh Savov (ANPP) 9,234 0.83%
10 Others 11,297 1.02%
 
Borno State

Registered Voters

2,236,159

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

1,113,117 (49.8%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     62,321

Total Valid Votes

1,050,796

Candidate (Party) Number of Votes % of Votes
Kashim Shettima (ANPP) 531,147 50.55%
Mohammed Goni (PDP) 450,140 42.84%
Mustapha Baba Shehuri (CPC) 51,378 4.89%
Ibrahim M. Ali (ACN) 6,261 0.60%
8 Others 11,870 1.13%
 
Delta State

Registered Voters

Not Available

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

1,051,229 (N/A)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     33,995

Total Valid Votes

1,017,234

Candidate (Party) Number of Votes % of Votes
Emmanuel Uduaghan (PDP) 525,793 51.69%
Great Ogboru (DPP) 433,834 42.65%
Ovie Omo-Agege (ACN) 15,526 1.53%
Afro Biukeme (MPPP) 8,004 0.79%
Peter Osalor (ACCORD) 7,908 0.78%
George Emakpo Oyefia (ANPP) 7,893 0.78%
17 Others 18,276 1.80%
 
Ebonyi State

Registered Voters

Not Available

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

Not Available (N/A)

Invalid/Blank Votes

Not Available

Total Valid Votes

451,459

Candidate (Party) Number of Votes % of Votes
Martin Elechi (PDP) 287,217 63.62%
Julius Ali Ucha (ANPP) 125,248 27.74%
Frank Ogbuewu (APGA) 29,055 6.44%
Adol Awam (ACN) 3,618 0.80%
Jude Obasi Nkama (PPA) 2,469 0.55%
4 Others 3,852 0.85%
 
Enugu State

Registered Voters

1,324,197

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

   502,213 (37.9%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     11,075

Total Valid Votes

   491,138

Candidate (Party) Number of Votes % of Votes
Sullivan Chime (PDP) 419,790 85.47%
Okey Ezea (LP) 30,135 6.14%
Dan Shere (PDC) 29,565 6.02%
Val Nnadozie (ACN) 5,086 1.04%
Obinna Obiegwu (APGA) 2,658 0.54%
11 Others 3,904 0.79%
 
Gombe State

Registered Voters

Not Available

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

801,747 (N/A)

Invalid/Blank Votes

  21,354

Total Valid Votes

780,393

Candidate (Party) Number of Votes % of Votes
Ibrahim Dankwambo (PDP) 596,481 76.43%
Abubakar Aliyu (CPC) 91,781 11.76%
Saidu Kumo (ANPP) 84,959 10.89%
3 Others 7,172 0.92%
 
Imo State*

Registered Voters

Not Available

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

Not Available (N/A)

Invalid/Blank Votes

Not Available

Total Valid Votes

750,964

Candidate (Party) Number of Votes % of Votes
Rochas Okorocha (APGA) 336,859 44.86%
Ikedi Ohakim (PDP) 290,496 38.68%
Ifeanyi Araraume (ACN) 107,068 14.26%
16 Others 16,541 2.20%
*The results of the 26 April 2011 governorship election were declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission. A supplementary election was conducted in one ward and four local government areas on 6 May 2011. In one of the local government areas (Oguta), no polling took place due to the late arrival of election materials.
 
Jigawa State

Registered Voters

Not Available

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

1,153,621 (N/A)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     59,072

Total Valid Votes

1,094,549

Candidate (Party) Number of Votes % of Votes
Sule Lamido (PDP) 676,307 61.79%
Badaru Abubakar Talamis (ACN) 343,177 31.35%
Farouk Adamu Aliyu (CPC) 56,911 5.20%
Ibrahim Hassan Hadejia (ANPP) 12,124 1.11%
5 Others 6,030 0.55%
 
Kaduna State*

Registered Voters

Not Available

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

Not Available (N/A)

Invalid/Blank Votes

Not Available

Total Valid Votes

2,549,466

Candidate (Party) Number of Votes % of Votes
Patrick Yakowa (PDP) 1,334,319 52.34%
Haruna Saeed (CPC) 1,133,564 44.46%
Mohammed Muktar Aruwa (ANPP) 33,142 1.30%
Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa (PRP) 21,200 0.83%
Sani Mohammed Sha'aban (ACN) 20,094 0.79%
9 Others 71,47 0.28%
*Due to security reasons, the Kaduna State Governorship election was delayed two days to 28 April 2011.
 
Kano State

Registered Voters

5,190,382

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

2,477,112 (47.7%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     67,420

Total Valid Votes

2,409,692

Candidate (Party) Number of Votes % of Votes
Rabiu Kwankwaso (PDP) 1,108,345 46.00%
Salihu Safir Takai (ANPP) 1,048,317 43.50%
Lawan Jafaru Isa (CPC) 175,143 7.27%
Abdullahi Tijjani Gwarzo (ACN) 54,015 2.24%
10 Others 23,872 0.99%
 
Katsina State

Registered Voters

Not Available

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

Not Available (N/A)

Invalid/Blank Votes

Not Available

Total Valid Votes

1,622,063

Candidate (Party) Number of Votes % of Votes
Ibrahim Shema (PDP) 1,029,912 63.49%
Aminu Bello Masari (CPC) 555,769 34.26%
Usman Bugaje (ACN) 19,990 1.23%
7 Others 16,392 1.01%
 
Kebbi State

Registered Voters

Not Available

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

1,020,899 (N/A)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     55,798

Total Valid Votes

   965,101

Candidate (Party) Number of Votes % of Votes
Usman Saidu Nasamu Dakingari (PDP) 559,424 57.97%
Abubakar Malam (CPC) 326,482 33.83%
Kabiru Tanimu (ACN) 67,710 7.02%
12 Others 11,485 1.19%
 
Kwara State

Registered Voters

Not Available

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

Not Available (N/A)

Invalid/Blank Votes

Not Available

Total Valid Votes

504,102

Candidate (Party) Number of Votes % of Votes
Abdulfatah Ahmed (PDP) 254,969 50.58%
Dele Belgore (ACN) 152,580 30.27%
Gbemisola Saraki (ACPN) 72,456 14.37%
Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq (CPC) 10,042 1.99%
Gbenga Olawepo (DPP) 5,640 1.12%
10 Others 8,415 1.67%
 
Lagos State

Registered Voters

Not Available

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

Not Available (N/A)

Invalid/Blank Votes

Not Available

Total Valid Votes

1,862,513

Candidate (Party) Number of Votes % of Votes
Babatunde Fashola (ACN) 1,509,113 81.03%
Ade Dosunmu (PDP) 300,450 16.13%
Olurotimi Olulana (LP) 10,221 0.55%
12 Others 42,729 2.29%
 
Nasarawa State

Registered Voters

Not Available

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

Not Available (N/A)

Invalid/Blank Votes

Not Available

Total Valid Votes

674,014

Candidate (Party) Number of Votes % of Votes
Umaru Tanko Al-Makura (CPC) 324,823 48.19%
Aliyu Akwe-Doma (PDP) 320,398 47.54%
Nawani Ezekiel Aboki (LP) 18,815 2.79%
Yakubu Kwarra (ANPP) 4,498 0.67%
5 Others 5,480 0.81%
 
Niger State

Registered Voters

Not Available

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

Not Available (N/A)

Invalid/Blank Votes

Not Available

Total Valid Votes

905,829

Candidate (Party) Number of Votes % of Votes
Muazu Babangida Aliyu (PDP) 543,205 59.97%
Ibrahim Bako Shettima (CPC) 244,770 27.02%
David Umaru (ANPP) 68,268 7.54%
Abubakar Bawa Bwari (ACN) 49,060 5.42%
3 Others 526 0.06%
 
Ogun State

Registered Voters

Not Available

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

Not Available (N/A)

Invalid/Blank Votes

Not Available

Total Valid Votes

727,304

Candidate (Party) Number of Votes % of Votes
Ibikunle Amosun (ACN) 377,487 51.90%
Adetunji Olurin (PDP) 188,698 25.94%
Gboyega Isiaka (PPN) 137,051 18.84%
Julius Oyemade Adebisi (ACPN) 5,488 0.75%
Olajide Awosedo (LP) 4,109 0.56%
14 Others 14,471 1.99%
 
Oyo State

Registered Voters

2,651,842

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

Not Available (N/A)

Invalid/Blank Votes

Not Available

Total Valid Votes

1,125,090

Candidate (Party) Number of Votes % of Votes
Abiola Ajimobi (ACN) 420,852 37.41%
Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala (PDP) 387,132 34.41%
Rashidi Ladoja (ACCORD) 275,773 24.51%
Abdul-Raheem Shittu (CPC) 15,797 1.40%
Babatunde Tijani (AD) 5,763 0.51%
10 Others 19,773 1.76%
 
Plateau State

Registered Voters

Not Available

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

Not Available (N/A)

Invalid/Blank Votes

Not Available

Total Valid Votes

1,399,418

Candidate (Party) Number of Votes % of Votes
Jonah Jang (PDP) 823,536 58.85%
Pauline Tallen (LP) 494,975 35.37%
Damishi Sango (ANPP) 42,897 3.07%
Chris Giwa (ACN) 28,723 2.05%
5 Others 9,287 0.66%
 
Rivers State

Registered Voters

2,442,488

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

1,401,464 (57.4%)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     27,995

Total Valid Votes

1,373,469

Candidate (Party) Number of Votes % of Votes
Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi (PDP) 1,178,529 85.81%
Celestine Omeiha (APGA) 112,528 8.19%
Abiye Sekibo (ACN) 60,240 4.39%
26 Others 22,172 1.61%
 
Taraba State

Registered Voters

Not Available

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

Not Available (N/A)

Invalid/Blank Votes

Not Available

Total Valid Votes

716,769

Candidate (Party) Number of Votes % of Votes
Danbaba Danfulani Suntai (PDP) 361,176 50.39%
Ahmed Yusuf (CPC) 176,342 24.60%
Joel Danlami Ikenya (ACN) 154,665 21.58%
Mohammed Tumba Ibrahim (LP) 16,486 2.30%
Hamidu Suleiman (ANPP) 3,788 0.53%
6 Others 4,312 0.60%
 
Yobe State

Registered Voters

Not Available

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

Not Available (N/A)

Invalid/Blank Votes

Not Available

Total Valid Votes

656,128

Candidate (Party) Number of Votes % of Votes
Ibrahim Gaidam (ANPP) 436,998 66.60%
Usman Albishir (PDP) 195,449 29.79%
Almajiri Gaidam (CPC) 15,462 2.36%
Jibrin Babale (ACN) 4,939 0.75%
2 Others 3,280 0.50%
 
Zamfara State

Registered Voters

Not Available

Total Votes (Voter Turnout)

1,022,991 (N/A)

Invalid/Blank Votes

     33,613

Total Valid Votes

   989,378

Candidate (Party) Number of Votes % of Votes
Abdulaziz Yari (ANPP) 514,962 52.05%
Mahmud Shinkafi (PDP) 460,656 46.56%
15 Others 13,760 0.22%