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Sunday, 24 February 2019

ATIKU WINS SIX OUT OF TEN LGAs SO FAR DECLARED BY INEC IN BENUE


The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has won in six local government areas out of the ten so far declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Makurdi.


According to the results released by the umpire body Sunday night, former Governor Gabriel Suswam delivered Logo local government to Alhaji Abubakar with his party the PDP polling a total of 28,227 while APC garnered 3,872.

Former Governor George Akume also delivered Tarka his local government area to President Muhammadu Buhari with a total of 12,197 votes while the PDP polled 4,875. In Gwer West local government area, the PDP Presidential candidate garnered 14,660 as against the 6,275 votes polled by the APC presidential candidate while Agatu local government area returned 8,225 for the PDP candidate as against the 4,170 polled by his APC rival. The PDP candidate also defeated his APC opponent in Apa local government area with 8,073 votes as against the 5,255 votes garnered by President Buhari same as Ado local government area where the PDP candidate polled 8,614 while the APC candidate scored 5,373. In Ushongo local government area President Buhari polled 18,364 votes to defeat Atiku who garnered 15,479 votes while in Konshisha where over 15,000 votes in 10 polling units were cancelled by INEC as a result of alleged electoral material snatching, President Buhari polled 27,165 votes as against the 8,726 polled by Atiku Abubakar. President Buhari narrowly took Ohimini local government area with 7,865 votes while Atiku Abubakar polled 6,775 votes.

In Obi local government area the PDP presidential candidate also narrowly took it with 7,803 votes to defeat President Buhari who polled 7,336 votes. Meanwhile, results in 13 local government areas are still being awaited at the time of this report.

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