The elections this year has been an interesting one although it is not over yet the results of the presidential elections has just been announced by Prof. Attahiru Jega, the chairman of the electoral commision in Nigeria.
I have no idea what happened to me in this presidential election o but i just kept retweeting polling unit results, state results and giving live updates on twitter... the 2011 election was suspense filled especially with the Northerners putting most of their votes for BUHARI of CPC. Everyone was waiting patiently for the results for each state , it took them two days to release the results of all the states which you can see here http://www.inecnigeria.org/ .
Anyways, some people were already posting the state results even before inec was done..i kept wondering how but i guess they have their ways of finding out.
THE FEAR OF HAVING A RUN-OFF
Honestly, i really dont know what ta run-off means (someone be kind enough to explain :D ) but i think it means doing the elections again. The thing is according to the constitution, for a winner to emerge, two things must happen
1. he/she must have majority of the votes
2. he/she must have a 25% win in 2/3 of the Nigerian states which is about 24 states and the FCT
so yes with Buhari and the northern states , some people were afraid of a run-off
Well well that did not happen
Total Votes for all the relevant parties (in my opinion)
A.C.N: 2,079, 151 25% in 4 states and fct.
C.P.C: 12,214,853 - 25% in 16 states and fct
P.D.P: 22,495,197 - 25% in 31 states and fct.
IT IS CLEAR WHO THE WINNER IS
THE PROBLEMS IN THE NORTH
After some of the results in the north were announced, the northerners felt they had been cheated and started rioting...the fights spread in almost all the states in the north.
Personally o i felt (in my opinion) the results in a state like Kaduna ( CPC had over 1.3million and PDP had over 1.1million) will cause problems because i expected a wider margin based on results that came in from the polling units. Anyways, I hope the riots reduce completely as it doesnt matter anymore, GEJ would have still won anyways.
PDP AND GEJ
Although everyone is tired of PDP as a whole, most Nigerians still voted for Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. They said "we voted for the man and not the party". Honestly, i heard that with yaradua..The whole story of the president acting according to his will and not being poisoned by their party.. I feel its all lies and tales. Well, the question was "what other option did we all have?" . The other candidates were once again not as strong as the rulling parties' candidate and Nigerians voted for GEJ (giving pdp another chance).
THE ANNOYING INSIGNIFICANT EXTRAS
ohhhh somebori have mercy...i did not know we had other parties like this o..Someone should create a new rule that prevents all these unnecessary parties from coming up. It was really annoying having to hear all the state collation officers read out the results of ALL the parties every time. kmt!!
PDC, UNPD abi UNDP, MPsomething, Rsomething something, lol..very annoying o.
By the way, I think it should be clear now to some people that they should not come out to contest the presidential elections again.... i rest my case.
AND THE CREDIT GOES TO
The INEC chairman who tried his best to make this election free and fair..Although I know it wasnt exactly free and fair but he did his best and used all his resources well.
CREDIT goes to NIGERIANS... we tried our best this time to make sure our votes count with all the help from technology, Nigerians helped in making sure this election was credible.
dangel eyez watched the announcements of the winner of the presidential elections live...(clap for it..hehe) . Anywayz, I will like to say congratulations to President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. I pray he leads us well and does many productive things that we can see o. we want to SEE the change.
May God guide him and give him wisdom.
I am sure our first lady will be making a speech soon :D ..she'll be soo happy!! everyone voted for UMBLERA.
the next four years better be good,
i got my eyez on GEJ..hehe