Candidates from political parties running for governorships and seats in state legislatures, as well as their supporters and other interested parties, are anxiously awaiting the results of the elections, which were held on Saturday, even as the Independent National Electoral Commission started uploading the results to its results viewing portal.
Among the 36 states that make up the federation, 28 held elections for governor, while all 36 held elections for state assembly.
As of 10 p.m., 77,143 results for the state House of Assembly and governorship elections had been submitted to the iREV portal.
Opposition parties and many observers knocked INEC over its failure to immediately upload results on its portal after the February 25 presidential and National Assembly elections. The commission explained that technical glitches marred the results upload, but many dismissed the explanation.
INEC had however given assurances that the governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections would be uploaded in real time as it had rectified the issues.
Checks by news media showed that some results had been uploaded in 28 states. They include Ogun State, with 3,631; Plateau, 2,765; Zamfara, 961; Yobe, 1,438; Taraba, 4,869; Sokoto, 1,310; Rivers, 4,301; Oyo, 4,907; Niger, 1,965; and Nasarawa, 2,291.
Others are Lagos, 7,375 results; Kwara, 1,838; Kebbi, 923; Katsina, 2,627; Kano, 3,951; Kaduna, 4,900; Jigawa, 2,200; Gombe, 1,322; Enugu, 3,321; Ebonyi, 2,050; Delta, 2,807; Cross River, 1,665; Borno, 2,174; Benue, 2,736; Bauchi, 2,092; Akwa Ibom, 2,641; Adamawa, 2,100; and Abia, 1,983 results.
However, there were isolated incidents of violence during the elections, including murders, intimidation of voters, and a generally low voter turnout.
According to reports, three people were killed in Delta State, six in Benue, one in each of Osun and Niger states, and an INESC ad hoc employee was killed in Rivers State by gunfire. In Katsina State, another individual perished in a house fire.