Buhari Leads Atiku in Lagos, Ogun, Ekiti


President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had clenched the win in four Southwest States, as results continue to come in from the general elections conducted on Saturday, February 23, 2019.

Pulse confirmed that Buhari defeated Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)in Ekiti, Lagos, Osun and Ogun—even if by the slimmest of margins.

Official data arriving the Pulse Situation Room relays that Buhari polled 347, 674 votes in Osun while Atiku polled 337, 377 votes.

Buhari scored 219, 231 votes in Ekiti to beat Atiku who polled 154,032 votes.

In Lagos, unconfirmed polling result handed Buhari 1,213,492 votes to Atiku’s 1,087,307.

It is unclear who is winning the presidential ballot in Oyo and Ondo at the time of filing this report, even though Pulse has been told that while Oyo remains too close to call, Atiku is leading in Ondo.

Pulse also reported that Buhari is leading Atiku in a handful of northern states.

The PDP candidate is beating Buhari in traditional PDP strongholds in the Southeast and South-South regions of Nigeria.

For instance, Rivers and Akwa Ibom states, Pulse has been told, have gone the way of Atiku and the PDP.

In results from nine local governments officially announced on Sunday night in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Atiku won in eight, losing only one to Buhari.

Some of the results from Rivers are as follows: Oyigbo (APC – 3520; PDP – 16,102), Omuma (APC – 2494; PDP – 15322), ONELGA (APC – 10996; PDP – 28536), and Eleme (APC – 2412; PDP – 8464).

Atiku also won Gokana (APC – 9328; PDP – 10276) and Etche (APC – 7163; PDP – 11135).

The other two won by Atiku were Governor Nyesom Wike’s Obio Akpor (APC – 6875; PDP – 69981) and his party chairman Uche Secondus’ Andoni (APC – 10766; PDP – 72330).

In the ninth LGA, Asari Toru, Buhari won with 8,180 votes, with Atiku polling 3,175 votes.

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