The 2019 gubernatorial polls held across twenty-nine states of the federation on March 9 produced some interesting outcomes.
There were no elections in seven (7) states because they were off-season.
They include; Anambra, Bayelsa, Edo, Ekiti, Ondo, Osun and Kogi states.
The governing All Progressive Congress (APC) won in thirteen (13) states; while the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) took nine (9) states.
Here is a breakdown of how each state voted:
The victory of the APC in Gombe is significant, because the state has always been ruled by the opposition PDP since Nigeria returned to democracy on May 29, 1999.
The PDP kept its dominance in Taraba with a routing electoral win.
Consequently, the APC won in three states, while the PDP won in one state.
Buoyed by their very impressive outing in the presidential elections a fortnight ago, the APC was expected to keep hold of the zone.
Kogi state was off election season, while the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) does not conduct gubernatorial elections.
On a geo-political basis, the APC controls five states, while the PDP now has one state; meaning the ruling party keeps its hold on this zone.
Ondo and Osun states were off-season
Anambra remains under the sway of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA).
Bayelsa and Edo did not hold elections as they are off-season.
However, INEC suspended the Rivers election till further notice following violence, massive irregularities and interference across polling stations in the state.