Incumbent won Nigerian presidential election, commission says
April 18th, 2011
03:53 PM ET

Incumbent won Nigerian presidential election, commission says

Incumbent Goodluck Jonathan is the winner of the presidential election in Nigeria, the chairman of Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission declared Monday.

"Goodluck E. Jonathan of PDP, having satisfied the requirements of the law and scored the highest number of votes, is hereby declared the winner," Chairman Attahiru Jega said.

He said the ruling Peoples Democratic Party won 22,495,187 of the 39,469,484 votes cast Sunday, far outstripping the Congress for Progressive Change, the main opposition party, which won 12,214,853.

In addition, Jonathan won the needed 25% of the vote in two-thirds of the states plus Abuja, the capital.

Only the PDP certified the results by signing them; representatives of the other parties refused to do so.

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  1. Ejike augustine ohaeri

    With god all things are possible, i thank all the peoples, that vote for dr president goodluck ebele azikiwe jonathan, that god is going to reward all of you that cast your vote for him. His going to take nigeria to a great level. Good luck carry go no shaking.

    April 19, 2011 at 2:30 am | Report abuse |
  2. G.O

    I don't understand y our brothers in d North do not want to join hands with some1 from another ethnic group and religion to make Nigeria gr8.
    Go through all d post above and u'll understand what i mean
    The fact that Dr. Jonathan won comfortably in d largest state controlled by the opposition party, ACN, is a proof that what granted him d victory was not rigging but...
    How long shall we continue like this?
    Na like dis we go dey dey?
    God help our dear country.

    April 19, 2011 at 3:01 am | Report abuse |
  3. jade

    Good Luck JEGA, Good Luck Nigeria

    April 19, 2011 at 6:00 am | Report abuse |
  4. samuel Taiwo-Brown

    We have witnessed the free and fair election going on in our motherland “Nigeria” Most especially the presidential election. . We, Nigeria in the Diaspora wishes to use this media to congratulate all Nigerians that went to the polls and have shown maturity in their acts over the last two weekend elections. Our thanks also, go to all the INEC officials that have shown transparency throughout this election period. Overall, Nigerians have spoken

    April 19, 2011 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
  5. samuel Taiwo-Brown

    We have huge tasks ahead of us:

    • We need Electoral reforms ;In the strategic planning of short- listing of our political parties into 5-7 political parties / Sort out post-election Issues immediately.

    • Security : We need Short & Long Term plans ,easy for every Nigerians to understand : Police: Making sure all our local, states and federal streets are police by uniform police officers every twenty-four hours of every day.

    • Electricity Supply to all Homes in Nigeria: Nigerians need to understand what is the short term plan to supply to every home in Nigerian.

    • Education: Raising High Standards in Nigeria Education System
    Reform the Primary & Secondary schools: Creating Watchdog agency to see to standards.
    Education: Adults Education: Making sure the electoral act is simple for all the people in the villages and all comers of Nigeria.

    • Health: Every local council in Nigeria should have 2-3 Health care centres for their citizens.

    • Youth Un-employment Issues: We call for mass employment of our youth .Most especially our Nigerian Graduates without Jobs: We need creation of APPRENTICSHIP SCHEME: This will help 95% of university graduates into new jobs; Millions of our University graduates will be retrained into new jobs.

    • TRANSPENCY IN OUR GOVERNMENT: We need a new simple method of reaching all our governments, starting from the local council to the federal level. Transparency in all ministries, local governments, state government and federal government.

    • Changes in Nigeria Image Abroad: We need to show to the world that we are anti –corrupt country. working with all civil societies and friends of Nigerian abroad .

    Coordinator: Mr. Samuel Taiwo-Brown:Nigerians in the Diaspora Europe chapter
    Email: samueltbrown1@yahoo.co.uk
    24Hr Tel:+44(0) 07960826968.

    April 19, 2011 at 7:01 am | Report abuse |
  6. NWENEWOR JAMES

    I want to congratulate our able president Dr. Goodluck Ebele Azikwe Jonathan for his victorious winning in the presidential election held on 16th April, 2011 and the INEC chairman professor Attahiru Jega for his credible conduction of the elections so far and pray that Nigeria will see the light of God for the good leader God has given to us.

    April 19, 2011 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
  7. CHRIS MOORE

    THE MUSLIM LEADERS ARE GREEDY COS FOR THE YEARS THEY LED NIGERIANS, THEY DON'T KNOW THAT ONE DAY GOD ALMIGHTY WILL CHOOSE WHO IS TO LEAD THIS OIL REACH COUNTRY HIMSELF. EVEN IF MOHAMMADU BUHAURI IS WEEPING, THIS IS JUST THE GENESIS BY THE TIME WE TIME GET TO MALACHY HE WILL UNDERSTAND. CONGRATULATIONS PRESIDENT GOODLUCK EBELE AZIKWE JONATHAN FOR YOUR VICTORIOUS WINNINGGGGGGGGGGGG.

    April 19, 2011 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  8. Abeni

    Congratulation Mr.President Goodluck Jonathan, your name befit you and I hope with the help of the Good GOD, you will spread the Good luck to all Nigerians both at home and abroad starting with stabilizing electricity in Nigeria and controlling corruptions that has spread so rigid among Nigerians. Your name will go down in history as the greatest President Nigeria ever have.

    April 19, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  9. HARRYBEE

    HEY NIGERIANS, PLEASE WISE UP. WHAT HAS GEJ PROMISED AND HOW DOES HE PLAN TO IMPLEMENT HIS PROMISES IF HE MADE ANY. WE HAVE TO JOIN HANDS WITH ALL MEANING NIGERIANS TO STOP BAD "LEADERS" FROM PLUNDERING THE RESOURCES BESTOWED ON US BY GOD. WE WILL NOT ACCEPT THE OLD FORM OR RULER SHIP. WE WILL FIGHT FOR OUR PEOPLE, POOR NIGERIANS,WHO ARE AT THE MERCY OF ARMED ROBBERS,BAD AND CORRUPT POLICE, LAZY SOLDIERS,NO ELECTRICITY,NO HEALTH CARE ,BRAIN DRAIN AND CORRUPTION, NO INFRASTRUCTURE FOR BUSINESS AND WEALTH CREATION.IT'S NOT ABOUT GEJ ANYMORE,IT SHOULD BE ABOUT NIGERIANS.

    April 21, 2011 at 5:13 am | Report abuse |
  10. Ezekwueche izuagwu

    I wish whot you wish nigeria my president happy

    April 22, 2011 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
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