Senators, Reps Emerge As Nigerians Await Presidential Election Results

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The 2019 general elections are the sixth in the nation since 1999, the year Nigeria returned to democratic rule, and the first since the All Progressives Congress ousted the Peoples Democratic Party from power after it held sway for 16 years.

A total of 73 candidates are in the presidential race, according to INEC, including incumbent President, Muhammadu Buhari, and a former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who are the front line flag bearers.

The National Assembly election has hundreds of candidates across 91 registered political parties jostling for the 109 available seats in the Senate and the 360 spots in the House of Representatives.

After an intriguing period of political drama and campaigning — heralded by defections and war of words, and the postponement of polls by a week, it is time for Nigerians to give their verdict.

In all, 84,004,084 citizens registered for the elections, 72,755,502 of that number have Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and are expected to vote in the 119,973 polling units spread across the 36 states and the nation’s capital Abuja.

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