Nigerians will go to the polls to elect a president tomorrow. And the battle is a straight one between incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammadu Buhari.
There have been various opinion polls conducted on how the two candidates would fare in tomorrow’s election and most of the results have favoured Buhari.
Maps have also shown the voting pattern that would likely characterise tomorrow’s presidential election. Analysis has shown that while votes in the north and southwest would mainly go to Buhari, the southeast and southsouth votes are for Jonathan.
According to analysts, in the north, Buhari is expected to win in 15 states, clinch three states in the southwest and one state in the southsouth, while Jonathan is expected to win in one state in the north and seven states in the east and southsouth. The remaining states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, are battleground states that could go either way.
A breakdown of the states Buhari is likely to win in the North are: Borno, Yobe, Gombe, Bauchi, Jigawa, Kano, Kaduna, Katsina, Nassarawa, Kogi, Kwara, Niger, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara.
In the southwest, Buhari is projected to win in Lagos, Oyo, Osun and Ogun, while he is expected to win Edo in the southsouth.
Jonathan is expected to win in Taraba state in the north, sweep Enugu, Ebonyi, Anambra, Abia in the East, Delta, Bayelsa and Cross River in the southsouth.
The battle ground states where the election result could swing in the direction of either of the candidates are Adamawa, Plateau and Benue in the North as well as the FCT, Ekiti and Ondo in the southwest, Imo in the east, Rivers and Akwa Ibom in the southsouth.