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Atiku still leading in Plateau, Rivers, Neck and Neck with Buhari in Adamawa

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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

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Charles Igbinidu is a Public Relations practitioner in Lagos, Nigeria

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