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How APC, LP, NNPP, PDP shared 28 states in 2023 governorship elections

Four out of 18 political parties in Nigeria won at least one governorship election.

Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State (top left) and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State (top right) both won re-elections for another four years in office; while Abba Yusuf of Kano State (bottom left) and Alex Otti of Abia State (bottom right) won their first elections as governors

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conducted the elections in 28 states, excluding Nigeria's remaining eight states that have off-cycle governorship elections.

The All Progressives' Congress (APC), Labour Party (LP), New Nigeria People's Party (NNPP) and People's Democratic Party (PDP) were the only political parties to clinch victories across all the states.

Here's a breakdown of how they shared the available 28 states:

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  1. Abia — Alex Otti (LP)
  2. Adamawa — Ahmadu Fintiri (PDP)
  3. Akwa Ibom — Umo Eno (PDP)
  4. Bauchi — Bala Mohammed (PDP)
  5. Benue — Hyacinth Alia (APC)
  6. Borno — Babagana Zulum (APC)
  7. Cross River — Bassey Otu (APC)
  8. Delta — Sheriff Oborevwori (PDP)
  9. Ebonyi — Francis Nwifuru (APC)
  10. Enugu — Peter Mbah (PDP)
  11. Gombe — Inuwa Yahaya (APC)
  12. Jigawa — Umar Namadi (APC)
  13. Kaduna — Uba Sani (APC)
  14. Kano — Abba Yusuf (NNPP)
  15. Katsina — Dikko Radda (APC)
  16. Kebbi — Nasir Idris (APC)
  17. Kwara — Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq (APC)
  18. Lagos — Babajide Sanwo-Olu (APC)
  19. Nasarawa — Abdullahi Sule (APC)
  20. Niger — Umar Bago (APC)
  21. Ogun — Dapo Abiodun (APC)
  22. Oyo — Seyi Makinde (PDP)
  23. Plateau — Caleb Mutfwang (PDP)
  24. Rivers — Sim Fubara (PDP)
  25. Sokoto — Ahmed Aliyu (APC)
  26. Taraba — Kefas Agbu (PDP)
  27. Yobe — Mai Mala Buni (APC)
  28. Zamfara — Dauda Lawal (PDP)
  1. Anambra — Charles Soludo (APGA)
  2. Bayelsa — Douye Diri (PDP)
  3. Edo — Godwin Obaseki (PDP)
  4. Ekiti — Biodun Oyebanji (APC)
  5. Imo — Hope Uzodinma (APC)
  6. Kogi — Yahaya Bello (APC)
  7. Ondo — Rotimi Akeredolu (APC)
  8. Osun — Ademola Adeleke (PDP)

When all governors-elect are sworn in on May 29, 2023, APC would control 20 states out of the total of 36, followed by PDP with 13, and APGA, LP and NNPP with one each.

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