Official result: Jonathan leads Buhari in presidential election

Posted by News Express | 29 March 2015 | 6,084 times

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President Goodluck Jonathan is leading in the presidential election, according to the only official result announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). He won in all the 16 local government areas of Ekiti State, South-West Nigeria, beating Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the second position.

Briefing newsmen at the INEC office in Ado Ekiti, the Chief Returning Officer for the Presidential election for Ekiti State and Vice-Chancellor of Federal University of Technology (FUTA), Akure, Prof. Biyi Daramola, said the president and other candidates of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won in all the 16 local government areas of the state

According to Daramola, Jonathan scored a total of 176,474 votes while Buhari polled 120,332 votes.

He thanked the electorate for conducting themselves peacefully during the election exercise.


Below is the breakdown of the election result:

In Ilejemeje, the PDP candidate scored 3,799 in Ilejemeje Local Government while APC candidate scored 3,000.

In Ekiti South West, PDP scored 10,220 while APC had 7,195.

In Efon Local Government, PDP scored 5,699, APC 3,103,

Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government, PDP scored 11,895 while APC scored 7,970.

In Oye Local Government, PDP Presidential candidate scored 11,262 while the APC Presidential candidate scored 8,574.

The PDP candidate scored 6,822 in Emure Local Government while the APC candidate had 5,353.

In Ikere Local Government, PDP candidate scored 14,091 while the APC candidate scored 7,990.

The rest are: Ekiti West, PDP-10,003, APC-8,001; Ado local government, PDP 25,419, APC 14,414, Ikole local government, PDP 13,306, APC, 10,026.

Others are: Gbonyin local government- PDP 8,792, APC 6,334; Ekiti East local government; PDP 11,922 and APC 8,274.

The remaining local governments are: Moba, PDP 8,687 and APC- 7,492; Ise/Orun-PDP 9,158 and APC 5,675; Ido/Osi- PDP

12,479 and APC 7,433

•Adapted from a Vanguard Online report. Photo shows President Jonathan.

Source: News Express

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