Posted by News Express | 23 February 2019 | 2,259 times
The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, failed to hold his polling unit in Yola, Adamawa State, on Saturday as he lost it to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The official count of ballots at Ajiya unit 02 in Gwadabawa Ward of Yola North Local Government Area gave Atiku 167 votes, while Buhari got 186 votes, out of the 365 votes cast at the centre.
The Assistant Presiding Officer, Mr Abdulrasheed Mohammed, who announced the results, said a total of 365 votes were cast for the presidential election at the unit.
Similarly, the Senatorial candidate and House of Representatives candidates of the APC defeated their PDP counterparts at the unit.
Aishatu Dahiru, the senatorial candidate of APC, got 185 votes to defeat Mohammed Chubado of PDP, who got 120 votes, while APC House of Representatives candidate scored 145 votes to defeat his PDP counterpart, who got 121 votes.
At Lamido’s Palace polling unit 010, Atiku also lost to Buhari. He polled 138 votes, while Buhari got 228 votes, according to INEC presiding officer Idris Yunusa.
In the country’s South-West, Buhari also defeated Atiku at the polling unit of former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.
Obasanjo, who had openly supported the candidacy of Atiku, was however unable to deliver his polling unit for the PDP.
While APC secured 87 votes in the presidential election, PDP got just 18 votes.
Collation of results is ongoing across the country following the conclusion of voting.
•Based on NAN reports.
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