Nigeria held presidential elections on February 23 (after a last-minute, one-week postponement). I expect the incumbent, Muhammad Buhari, to win.
As results come in, here are a few sites and accounts that are useful for following along:
- Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) website and Twitter account.
- You can watch collation live at Channels TV.
- On Twitter, Nigerian newspapers such as The Cable and Premium Times are giving updates with state-by-state results and other details. Such newspapers also have updates at their websites for both the presidential and legislative results.
- For partisan perspectives, you have the two main candidates’ Twitter accounts (Buhari and Atiku Abubakar), as well party accounts for Buhari’s APC and Atiku’s PDP. For a lively pro-Buhari perspective see Tolu Ogunlesi and for a lively pro-Atiku perspective see Reno Omokri.
- For analysts’ and journalists’ perspectives, you have Gimba Kakanda, Matt Page, Phil Hazlewood, Jibrin Ibrahim, and many others.
- For civil society perspectives, there is Situation Room, Election Monitor, and CDD West Africa.
- [UPDATE]: A reader emails in to suggest adding YIAGA, particularly for its role in parallel vote tabulation. Thanks for the tip!