Buhari wins seven states, Atiku four, PDP rejects results

By Editor on 26/02/2019

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The Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday started the announcement of the results of Saturday’s presidential election.

As of the time of filing this report, INEC had announced the result in 10 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

The states are Ondo, Ekiti, Gombe, Kwara, Kogi, Yobe, Abia, Osun, Nasarawa, Ebonyi, Enugu and the Federal Capital Territory.

The results were announced by the returning officers of the states at the National Collation Centre in Abuja.

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, President Muhammadu Buhari, won in Ekiti, Nasarawa, Yobe, Kwara, Kogi and Gombe, while his closest rival, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, won in Ondo, Abia, Ebonyi and the FCT.

However, some results declared by collation officers in states which have not been taken to the national collation centre in Abuja reveal that Buhari is in strong lead. The states where Buhari is leading in this category include Bauchi, Lagos, Ogun and Sokoto, Jigawa, Kaduna while Atiku has won in Adamawa and Plateau states.

Buhari wins in Kwara with 308,984 votes

In Kwara State, Buhari won the election having scored 308,984 votes, as announced by INEC.

The result was announced on Monday at the National Collation Centre, Abuja, by Prof. Abdullahi Bala, of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, who is the Collation Officer for the election in Kwara.

Bala, while announcing the result, said Atiku scored 138,984 votes.

He said Prof. Kingsley Moghalu of the Young Progressives Party secured 140 votes; Ositelu Babatunde of Accord (A) got 149 votes; while Ibrahim Hassan of the African Peoples Alliance scored 1,010 votes.

Bala gave the number of total registered voters in the state as 1,401,895; total accredited voters 489,482; Total valid votes 459,676, total votes cast at 486,254 and rejected votes to be 26,578.

 

Atiku floors Buhari in Adamawa

However, Atiku was declared the winner of the election in his home state of Adamawa.

Declaring the result on Monday in Yola, the Presidential Election Returning Officer for Adamawa, Prof. Andrew Yakubu, said Abubakar scored 410,266 votes to defeat the APC candidate who scored 378,078 votes.

Yakubu said the total number of registered voters in the state was 1,959,322, while 874,920 voters were accredited.

The Presidential election results are from the 21 local government areas of Adamawa.

The PDP won in 11 LGAs, while the APC had 10.

INEC announces Buhari winner in Ekiti

INEC however announced Buhari of the APC as winner of Saturday’s election in Ekiti.

The result was announced at the National Collation Centre, Abuja, by Prof. Idowu Olayinka, Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan, who is the Collation Officer for the election in the state.

Olayinka said Buhari polled 219, 231 votes to beat Atiku, who scored 154,032 votes. Felix Nicholas of Peoples Coalition Party was third with 2,299 votes.

According to him, Moghalu of YPP scored 68 votes, Mr Da-Sliva Ayo of Save Nigeria Congress polled 339 votes, and Omoyele Sowere of the African Action Congress got 400 votes.

Other scores, Olayinka said, were 406 votes for the African Democratic Congress and 88 votes for Durotoye Olufela of Alliance for New Nigeria.

He said that total registered voters in Ekiti was 899,919, but that 395,741 were accredited, while total votes cast in the poll was 393,709, with 12, 577 rejected. 

Olayinka noted that the number of political parties on the ballot paper was responsible for the high number of voided votes in the election.

Buhari defeats Atiku in Ogun

Also in Ogun State, Prof. Joseph Adeola-Fuwape, the state Collation Officer for the Presidential election, declared Buhari as the winner of the poll.

Adeola-Fuwape, who announced the result at the INEC headquarters in Abeokuta on Monday, said Buhari scored 281,762 votes, while his closest rival scored 194,655 votes.

Adeola-Fuwape, who is the Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, said the total number of registered voters was 2,336, 887 while the total number of accredited voters was 613,397.

Adeola-Fuwape added that the number of valid votes was 564, 256 while 41,682 votes were rejected.

He also said the total number of votes cast was 605, 938.

He said Buhari won in 14 of the 20 council areas in the state while Atiku won in six council areas. --Punch

Posted 26/02/2019 06:14:16 AM

 

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