UPDATED: Atiku thrashes Buhari in Enugu, Ebonyi, Plateau, Edo, Adamawa, Akwa Ibom

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•PDP Presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar and running mate Peter Obi

Atiku thrashes Buhari in Enugu, Ebonyi, Plateau, Edo, Adamawa, Akwa Ibom

As the collation of the results of Saturday’s presidential election continued last night, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), added Enugu, Ebonyi, Plateau, Edo, Adamawa and Akwa Ibom to the list of stats won by him, thus reducing the gap between him and incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari, of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

In Enugu, Atiku dominated with 355,553 votes, leaving only 54,423 for Buhari, while in Ebonyi he won 258,573 votes as against 90,726 by Buhari.

In Plateau Atiku scored 548,665 votes but Buhari put up a gallant fight, winning 468,555 votes.

Prof. Richard Kimbir, the Collation Officer for the election in the state, declared the results on Monday in Jos.

Kambir, who is the Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, said Atiku won in 11 local government areas to defeat Buhari, who won in six LGAs of the state.

Atiku also showed his might in Edo, but it was a narrow of 7,849 votes more than Buhari’s.

The State Collation Officer for the Presidential election, Prof. Ndowa Lale, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Port-Harcourt, announced at the INEC headquarters in Benin that Atiku scored 275,691 votes, while Buhari scored 267,842 votes.

Meanwhile, in Adamawa, his home state, Atiku overcame initial scare to claim victory.

Declaring the result on Monday in Yola, the Presidential Election Returning Officer for Adamawa, Prof. Andrew Yakubu, said Atiku scored 410,266 votes to defeat Atiku, who scored 378,078 votes.

It was the first time that Buhari lost the state, which he won in 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015.

In Akwa Ibom, Atiku routed Buhari. Here are the results according to Local councils:

Okobo LGA

PDP – 11,447

APC – 6,748

Abak LGA

PDP -12,093

APC – 7,974

Uyo LGA

PDP – 21,515

APC – 12,313

Ibiono Ibom LGA

PDP – 32,813

APC – 10,979

Eket LGA

PDP – 20,451

APC – 4,102

Oron LGA

PDP – 5,196

APC – 3,985

Ikot Ekpene LGA

PDP – 12,461

APC – 10,343

Ibesikpo Asutan LGA

PDP – 12,682

APC – 6,635

Itu LGA

PDP – 10,431

APC – 5,682

Etinan LGA

PDP – 18,452

APC – 5,223

Ika LGA

PDP – 10,493

APC – 3,352

Nsit Ibom LGA

PDP – 12,201

APC – 5,776

Oruk Anam LGA

PDP – 25,587

APC – 9,796

Etim Ekpo LGA

PDP – 8,228

APC -1,892

Ukanafun LGA

PDP – 27,830

APC – 11,378

Ikono LGA

PDP – 8,100

APC – 3,166

Ini LGA

PDP – 13,344

APC – 5,646

Uruan LGA

PDP – 10,624

APC – 5,437

Esit Eket LGA

PDP – 11,146

APC – 4,105

Nsit Ubium LGA

PDP – 11,575

APC – 5,840

Obot Akara LGA

PDP – 12,250

APC – 6,174

Mkpat Enin LGA

PDP – 13,646

APC – 3,191

Onna LGA

PDP – 21,790

APC – 1,850

Ikoabasi LGA

PDP – 8,353

APC – 5,710

Eastern Obolo LGA

PDP – 8,890

APC – 1,406

Nsit Atai LGA

PDP – 11,692

APC – 6,539

Ibeno LGA

PDP – 6,373

APC – 1,011

Urue Offong Oruko LGA

PDP – 7,431

APC – 6,111

Essien Udim LGA

APC – 7766

PDP – 5987

Mbo LGA

PDP – 4,750

APC – 5,299

•Based on NAN reports.


Source: News Express

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