Presidential battle: Jonathan wins Abia by landslide

Posted by Agwu Okojogho, Umuahia | 30 March 2015 | 3,744 times

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President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has beaten Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) with a landslide in Saturday’s presidential election held in Abia State.

Jonathan polled 368,303 of the 401,014 votes cast to beat Buhari, his closest rival, who scored 13,394 votes. The remaining 12 contenders shared the remaining votes.

The Presidential Collation Officer, Professor Benjamin Chukwuma Ozumba, Vice Chancellor, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, said of the 1,349,134 registered voters in Abia, only 407,482 were accredited for the poll, while 391,010 valid votes were cast and 10,004 voided.

In his reaction, the APC agent at the Collation Centre, Dr. Emmeanuel Aguazie Ndukwe, said he doubted the integrity of the result, citing lapses in the collation process.

•Photo shows President Jonathan.

Source: News Express

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