Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is maintaining his lead in last Saturday’s presidential polls in Plateau.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has so far declared results of 13 local government areas.
The commission is awaiting the results of the remaining four local government areas.
Prof. Richard Kimbir, the Collation Officer, declared Abubakar winner in 10 LGAs.
Shehu said that the Presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari, won in three LGAs.
NAN reports that the PDP won in Jos South, Bokkos, Barkin Ladi, Riyom and Bassa LGAs.
Other LGAs won by the party are Langtang North, Langtang South, Pankshin, Mikang and Kanke.
Kimbir said that the APC won in Jos East, Shendam and Qua’anpan.
Atiku takes early lead in Rivers
The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar, has taken an early lead in Saturday’s presidential poll results of eight out of nine Local Government Areas (LGA’s) of Rivers.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports on Monday in Port Harcourt that the results were announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) electoral officers with support of the collation officers from the LGA’s.
The results, which are still being collated across the state, showed the former Vice President leading in Oyigbo, Omuma, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni, Obio/Akpor, Eleme, Andoni, Gokana and Etche LGAs.
The results also showed the candidate of the All Prorgressives Congress (APC) and incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari trailing behind with a lead in Asari-Toru Local Government Area of the state.
The results from 13 other LGAs including Port Harcourt, Ikwerre, Emohua, Degema, Tai and Opobo/Nkoro, are however, yet to be announced.
Others are Okirika, Ogu/Obolo, Khana, Abia/Odua, Ahoada East, Ahoada West, Akoku-Toru and Bonny LGAs
Atiku got a total of 222,045 in the nine LGAs, while Buhari got 71,734 votes.
The breakdown of the results showed that Atiku won in Oyigbo with 16,102 as against 3,520 votes of Buhari while in Omuma, he got 15,322 as against 2, 494 of the incumbent President.
The results further showed that Atiku won in Ogba/Egbeme/Ndoni with 28,536, Obio/Akpor with 69,981, Eleme with 8,464, Andoni with 72,330, Etche with 11,135 and Gokana with 10,276.
Buhari polled 18,180 votes to take lead in Asari-Toru while Atiku got 3,175.
Meanwhile the results of the National Assembly in the state are yet to be released.
NAN also reports that the PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, delivered his Andoni LGA to Atiku with 72,330 votes.
The Collation Officer for Andoni, Prof Prince Oghenekaro, while announcing the results, said that Ward 6 of the LGA had no election as election materials were allegedly carted away by hoodlums.
Also, Dr Godwin Ihenacho, a Collation Officer for Etche LGA, said that there was no election in Ward 14 of the area due to hijack of election materials.
The Collation Officer for Obio/Akpor LGA, Prof. Arthur Nwafor, said the result so far was from 13 out of 17 wards.
He added that four wards, 1, 3, 15 and 16, which generated a total of 4,000 votes, were not collated due to security situation in the wards at the time of collation.
The state Returning Officer of INEC, Prof. Aniefiok Essien, however, said that the results from the remaining LGA’s would be announced as soon as they arrived.
Buhari, Atiku neck and neck in Adamawa
Both President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar are running neck and neck in Adamawa, claiming eight councils each after results were declared in 16 local councils.
However, Atiku has an advantage in plural votes in the state.
According to results so far collated Abubakar is leading Buhari with 22,000 votes.
There are five local councils yet to be declared.
The PDP won 317,088 from results so far calculated at the Independent National Electoral Commission’s office in Jimeta, near Yola. President Muhammadu Buhari’s All Progressives Congress scored 295,088 votes.
State of the candidates in the 16 councils declared:
Mubi North Local Government
APC – 26,746
PDP – 23,156
Shelleng Local Government
APC – 13,531
PDP – 11, 912
Girei Local Government
APC – 17,765
PDP – 14,673
Yola North Local Government
APC – 43,865
PDP – 27,789
Numan Local Government
APC – 10,610
PDP – 23,469
Demsa Local Government
APC – 6,989
PDP – 29,997
Hong Local Government
APC – 20,471
PDP – 23,039
Ganye Local Government
APC – 20,360
PDP – 17,770
Guyuk Local Government
APC – 10,825
PDP – 22,059
Lamurde Local Government
APC – 8,123
PDP – 21,404
Yola South Local Government
APC – 34,534
PDP – 20,414
Mayo Belwa Local Government
APC – 20,842
PDP – 23,734
Mubi South Local Government
APC – 19,361
PDP – 10,514
Madagali Local Government
APC – 8,208
PDP – 14,594
Maiha Local Government
APC – 17,034
PDP – 7,916
Song Local Government
APC – 17,352
PDP – 22,648