Goodluck Jonathan is people's president winning through 2011 election

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Goodluck Jonathan

It is an authentic victory stamped by the generality of the people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and with high level testimony from world observers- Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is the president-elect of the nation, having won by a wide margin of votes cast over about 19 other opponents who contested in the 2011 Nigeria general election.

Not a matter of  goodluck this time,  but by the divine power of people’s votes, the incumbent President crossed the Rubicon of electoral nightmare and escaped the much dreaded electoral re-run, clinching  victory.

He had been projected to be the winner since Saturday evening having secured wide edge over other opponents even with the incomplete counting of votes.

Goodluck Jonathan, who took over the presidency last year when Umaru Yar’Adua died, is the winner of last Saturday’s presidential contest, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced a short while ago.

Announcing the victory, Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega, said Jonathan had obtained the required 25 percent of votes in 31 States and had won with an absolute majority with popular votes of 22,495,187.

In comparison, his closes closest challenger, Muhammadu Buhari of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), obtained 25% in up to 16 states, and total popular votes of 12,214,853.

“I want to ensure you we have discharged our responsibility to the best of our ability on a nonpartisan, impartial basis and we have done our best to satisfy the aspirations of Nigerians for free, fair and credible elections.” he said

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Result at a glance

Summary Geographical Analysis (2011 Presidential Election)
Pres. Election results

PARTY VOTES MARGIN
PDP 22,495,187 58.89%

CPC 12,214,853 31.98%

ACN 2,067,301 5.41%

ANPP 917,012 2.40%

Others 504,866 1.32%
The Ruling Party PDP clearly won in the South while the major Opposition party CPC also replicated the same in the North. Voter turnout was low in the North whereas in the South, Turnout was as high as 85% though the North contributes a higher percentage of Nigerian Voters.

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Nigerian Presidential Elections – 2011 (FINAL)

S/N STATE PDP ACN CPC ANPP Others TOTAL Reg. Voters Voter Turnout PDP Margin CPC Margin ACN Margin
1 ABIA 1,175,984 4,392 3,743 1,455 2,759 1,188,333 1,524,484 77.95% 98.96% 0.31% 0.37%
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2 ADAMAWA 508,314 32,786 344,526 2,706 19,374 907,706 1,816,094 49.98% 56.00% 37.96% 3.61%
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3 AKWA IBOM 1,165,629 54,148 5,348 2,000 5,270 1,232,395 1,616,873 76.22% 94.58% 0.43% 4.39%
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4 ANAMBRA 1,145,169 3,437 4,223 975 3,435 1,157,239 2,011,746 57.52% 98.96% 0.36% 0.30%
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5 BAUCHI 258,404 16,674 1,315,209 8,777 11,030 1,610,094 2,523,614 63.80% 16.05% 81.69% 1.04%
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6 BAYELSA 504,811 370 691 136 685 506,693 591,870 85.61% 99.63% 0.14% 0.07%
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7 BENUE 694,776 223,007 109,680 8,592 11,654 1,047,709 2,390,884 43.82% 66.31% 10.47% 21.29%
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8 BORNO 207,075 7,533 909,763 37,279 15,996 1,177,646 2,380,957 49.46% 17.58% 77.25% 0.64%
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9 CROSS RIVER 709,382 5,889 4,002 2,521 4,547 726,341 1,148,486 63.24% 97.67% 0.55% 0.81%
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10 DELTA 1,378,851 1,310 8,960 2,746 6,712 1,398,579 2,032,191 68.82% 98.59% 0.64% 0.09%
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11 EBONYI 480,592 1,112 1,025 14,296 5,865 502,890 1,050,534 47.87% 95.57% 0.20% 0.22%
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12 EDO 542,173 54,242 17,795 2,174 4,808 621,192 1,655,776 37.52% 87.28% 2.86% 8.73%
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13 EKITI 135,009 116,981 2,689 1,482 5,697 261,858 764,726 34.24% 51.56% 1.03% 44.67%
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14 ENUGU 802,144 1,755 3,753 1,111 5,246 814,009 1,303,155 62.46% 98.54% 0.46% 0.22%
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15 FCT 253,444 2,327 131,576 3,170 7,577 398,094 943,473 42.19% 63.66% 33.05% 0.58%
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16 GOMBE 290,347 3,420 459,898 5,693 10,661 770,019 1,318,377 58.41% 37.71% 59.73% 0.44%
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17 IMO 1,381,357 14,821 7,591 2,520 3,561 1,409,850 1,687,293 83.56% 97.98% 0.54% 1.05%
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18 JIGAWA 419,252 17,355 663,994 7,673 32,492 1,140,766 2,013,974 56.64% 36.75% 58.21% 1.52%
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19 KADUNA 1,190,179 11,278 1,334,244 17,301 16,961 2,569,963 3,905,387 65.81% 46.31% 51.92% 0.44%
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20 KANO 440,666 42,353 1,624,543 526,310 39,356 2,673,228 5,027,297 53.17%
16.48% 60.77% 1.58%
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21 KATSINA 428,392 10,945 1,163,919 6,342 29,934 1,639,532 3,126,898 52.43% 26.13% 70.99% 0.67%
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22 KEBBI 369,198 26,171 501,453 3,298 23,979 924,099 1,638,308 56.41% 39.95% 54.26% 2.83%
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23 KOGI 399,816 6,516 132,201 16,491 6,758 561,782 1,316,849 42.66% 71.17% 23.53% 1.16%
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24 KWARA 268,243 52,432 83,603 1,672 8,804 414,754 1,152,361 35.99% 64.68% 20.16% 12.64%
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25 LAGOS 1,281,688 427,203 189,983 8,941 37,229 1,945,044 6,108,069 31.84% 65.90% 9.77% 21.96%
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26 NASSARAWA 408,997 1,204 278,390 1,047 4,889 694,527 1,389,308 49.99% 58.89% 40.08% 0.17%
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27 NIGER 321,429 13,344 652,574 7,138 24,682 1,019,167 2,175,421 46.85% 31.54% 64.03% 1.31%
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28 OGUN 309,177 199,555 17,654 2,969 14,360 543,715 1,941,170 28.01% 56.86% 3.25% 36.70%
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29 ONDO 387,376 74,253 11,890 6,741 6,577 486,837 1,616,091 30.12% 79.57% 2.44% 15.25%
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30 OSUN 188,409 299,711 6,997 3,617 13,980 512,714 1,293,967 39.62% 36.75% 1.36% 58.46%
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31 OYO 484,758 252,240 92,396 7,156 26,994 863,544 2,572,140 33.57% 56.14% 10.70% 29.21%
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32 PLATEAU 1,029,865 10,181 356,551 5,235 9,285 1,411,117 2,259,194 62.46% 72.98% 25.27% 0.72%
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33 RIVERS 1,817,762 16,382 13,182 1,449 5,341 1,854,116 2,429,231 76.33% 98.04% 0.71% 0.88%
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34 SOKOTO 309,057 20,144 540,769 5,063 34,775 909,808 2,267,509 40.12%
33.97% 59.44% 2.21%
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35 TARABA 451,354 17,791 257,986 1,203 10,731 739,065 1,336,221 55.31% 61.07% 34.91% 2.41%
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36 YOBE 117,128 6,069 337,537 143,179 18,202 622,115 1,373,796 45.28% 18.83% 54.26% 0.98%
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37 ZAMFARA 238,980 17,970 624,515 46,554 14,660 942,679 1,824,316 51.67% 25.35% 66.25% 1.91%
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TOTAL 22,495,187 2,067,301 12,214,853 917,012 504,866 38,199,219 73,528,040 51.95%
58.89% 5.41% 31.98% 2.40% 1.32%

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He has been able to secure 25% or more in at least 31 States. The indication is that , the president may not be threatened with the huddle of a election run off.

Jonathan has won a big enough share of votes across the country’s 36 states to avoid facing an election run-off if he also wins an overall majority.

Results so far obtained in 32 out of the 36 states show Mr. Jonathan leading his closest rival, Muhammadu Buhari, by over 10 million votes, and already surpassing the requisite 25 per cent of votes cast in 24 states as mandated by law.

Although results of some states were not available at press time, exit polls show that the president is now far ahead of Mr Buhari, flagbearer of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC). The results indicate that the presidential candidate of the PDP has 20.8million, practically double the figure of his CPC counterpart who had 10.4 million.

Mr. Jonathan won in the conservative South West, the political citadel of Nuhu Ribadu’s Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), while Mr. Buhari’s CPC made a dent in many parts of the northern states, normally controlled by the PDP.

Results still being awaited include those of Taraba, Yobe and Zamfara, seen as strong CPC states. However a simple calculation shows that it will not be enough to dislodge the President’s lead. Taraba has 1.3m registered voters; Yobe has 1.4m; Zamfara has 1.8m.

Under the terms of the constitution, the winner of a presidential election must take a simple majority as well as 25 percent of the vote in two thirds of the country’s states.

There has been no confirmation yet from the Independent National Electoral Commission, but every swing of the pendulum magnetically has stuck on Goodluck Jonathan  corners, signalling overwhelming victory over his rivals.

Monday undoubtedly may usher in a new direction for the nation with the declaration that Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan will steer the affairs of the nation for the next four years, a situation that will create a ‘I am my own man freedom of action’ that will enable him put into action his much dreamed better vision for a nation whose destiny continues to be stuck by cabals and evil forces of human machination.

Therefore, Jonathan on Monday could be emerging the authentic elected President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,with the responsibility of steering the affairs for another four years.

Even if Mr. Buhari manages to win all the votes in these states, his tally will still be less than that of Mr. Jonathan who already has the popular majority.

Mr. Buhari has also failed to get the requisite spread of 25 percent of votes cast in two-third of 36 states, winning in Bauchi, Borno, Kaduna, Kano and Katsina.

Collation

Under overcast weather tempered by early rains in the federal capital territory, the Independent National Electoral Commission conducted the final collation of votes arriving from the states under extreme security at its Electoral Institute within the Central Business District.

Hundreds of police special teams and State Security Service personnel mounted guard as Attahiru Jega, the INEC chairman received counted votes from the states through the collation officers, who were almost entirely made of Vice Chancellors or their deputies from Universities in those states.

INEC
Jonathan had maintained  unassailable lead as votes were counted around the nation, despite a strong fight  and a high level of whinging by his strong rival  Muhammadu Buhari that there had been a massive rigging.

The entire world has already attested to the on-going election as the most credibly held in the history of the nation and especially since the stability of Democracy in 1999.

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