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BREAKING: Atiku wins Sanwo-Olu’s polling unit in Lagos, Buhari clears Tinubu’s

By News Express on 23/02/2019

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•PDP Presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar and running mate Peter Obi
•PDP Presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar and running mate Peter Obi

Presidential Candidate of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has won the election at the polling unit where the governorship candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress candidate (APC), Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, voted in the Presidential and National Assembly elections held across Nigeria today, Saturday, February 23, 2019.

Atiku secured 52 votes in the Femi Okunnu polling unit in Ikoyi, which is presumed to be a stronghold of APC, while President Muhammadu Buhari of APC won 48 votes.

The story was, however, different at the polling unit in Alausa, Ikeja, where APC’s National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, cast his ballot earlier today.

The Polling Unit 047, Ward 3, at Sunday Adigun, Alausa, in Ikeja, gave Buhari 121 votes while Atiku came a distant second with 53 votes.

In the Senatorial election, APC scored 134 votes to defeat PDP, which polled 46 votes.

In the House Representatives election, APC got 124 votes while PDP scored 45 votes.

In an interview with newsmen before voting, Tinubu said he would accept the result of the presidential election even if it did not go the way of the party.

He said that the will of the electorate must be respected, adding that as a true democrat, free and fair elections must be protected.

Tinubu was, however, upbeat about his party’s chances of winning the elections.

“If my party is voted out in this election, I will accept it because it is the people’s verdict, that is their decision. Any democrat that cannot accept a result from a free and fair election is not worthy of that name.

“As a true democrat, you must be able to accept the results of a free and fair election.

“My hope and determination of my party is that we are winning this election because we have the support of the masses and if you look at our rallies, it is an indication of our party’s popularity that we are the populace.

“We are not talking about the elites or those that are rich, but the poor masses, farmers, traders, artisans and the common man who seek for continuity,” he said.

Tinubu, however, rated the conduct of the elections as successful so far, adding that though elections were expensive, yet it remained the best way of choosing leaders.

“The election has been successful so far, so good. It has demonstrated the resilience of the people and like the President has said; we have chosen the best way in a difficult way.

“Democracy is the toughest way of selecting a leader but the best system. With resilience of the people and strong determination we are getting there,” Tinubu said.

•Based on NAN reports.

Source News Express

Posted 23/02/2019 5:16:10 PM





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