Nigeria’s ruling party candidate took an early lead in the West African nation’s presidential elections as results from Saturday’s vote trickled in.
All Progressives Congress candidate Bola Tinubu won in six states, the Independent National Electoral Commission said on Monday. Atiku Abubakar of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party secured four states, it said.
In a major upset, outsider Peter Obi of the Labour Party secured the most support in Lagos state, the country’s commercial center where Tinubu has for decades been the most powerful politician. Obi also won two other states, INEC said. More vote still coming.