The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Abba Yusuf, was leading the governorship election after Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared results in all the 44 local government area in the state.
Abba Yusuf polled 1,014,353 votes ahead Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of the All Progressives Congress (APC) with 953,522 votes.
*** Margin between PDP vs APC = 26,665
*** Cancelled Votes = 141,694
*** Election to hold in 21 LGA involving over 100 polling units