The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has shifted the collation of results of the Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections to 11:00am on Monday, 27 February.

The commission had planned to commence the collation of the election results at 6:00pm on Sunday.

But INEC chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakuku, who announced the postponement at the National Collation Centre in Abuja Sunday evening, said it was as a result of the inability of most of states to conclude their voting exercises and submit their collated results.

He said only one state had concluded the collation of its result and that the remaining states were on their way to Abuja.

“I will like to invite you at midday tomorrow (Monday) for the official opening of the National Collation Centre for the 2023 general elections.

“We hope that by tomorrow, we expect to have some of the election results coming from states, particularly for the presidential election.

“So, the collation centre for the presidential election will open midday tomorrow.

“There won’t be need to address Nigerians before Monday, except if there was need to do so,” he said.

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Meanwhile, Ekiti State result has been announced by the Returning Officer, Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Health Sciences, Ila Orangun, Osun State, Prof Akeem Lasisi.

He said only two wards results were cancelled due to bypassing of BVAS and over-voting.

Results which were presented by INEC REC for Ekiti State, Prof Abayomi Salami, announced that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, was the winner of Saturday’s presidential election in Ekiti State.

He said the APC polled 201,494 votes to win the state, while former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) garnered 89,654 votes to come second and former Anambra State Governor and candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr Peter Gregory Obi, recorded 11,397 votes to come third.

Prof. Lasisi said that there were 987,647 registered voters in Ekiti State, with 315,058 registrants that collected their permanent voter cards (PVCs).

“The total votes cast was 314,472; valid votes was 308,171 and rejected votes was 6,301 votes,” he said.

He also said 1,786 votes were cancelled in two local governments of Ado Ekiti and Ekiti-East due to bypassing of the BVAS and over-voting.