Early returns from the Southeast and much of South-south looked good for the PDP and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. Some of the key backers of Atiku who were expected to deliver votes for him failed in show of their electoral worth.
They include former President Olusegun Obasanjo who could only muster 18 votes for Atiku in his Abeokuta polling unit against the 87 for Buhari.
Buhari himself floored Atiku at the former vice president’s polling unit in Yola with 186 votes to 157.
Former Ogun State Governor, Chief Olusegun Osoba delivered 147 votes for Buhari at his Abeokuta polling Unit while Atiku received 81. Another former Ogun State Governor Gbenga Daniel who is the Deputy Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council, Southwest, delivered 137 votes for Atiku while Buhari got 88 votes.
The governorship candidate of the party in the State and Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial district, Senator Buruji Kashamu also delivered his Sopen unit 26 in Ijebu Igbo to the PDP Presidential candidate.
While Atiku polled 138 votes, Buhari polled 110 votes
As we projected in our assessment of the chances of the two candidates a few weeks back, Buhari is doing very well in Akwa Ibom State where the former Governor, Senator Godswill Akpabio delivered 1,553 votes for him in his Ukana West 2, unit 9, Essien Udim Local Government Area. Atiku got only 11 votes there.
Buhari also defeated Atiku 84 -80 votes in the Apapa, Lagos polling unit of the PDP governorship candidate in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje while it was the other way round in the Ikoyi polling unit of the APC governorship candidate, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Atiku attracted 52 votes in the unit while Buhari got 48.
Atiku got 219 votes as against Buhari’s 68 at the Agbaji polling unit, Ilorin of Senate President Bukola Saraki.
In another unit at Agbaji, Ilorin, Saraki’s younger sister, Gbemi got 275 votes for Buhari while Atiku received 71.
It was also Buhari all the way in most of the units in Ekiti, Kano, Borno, Adamawa States.
But it seemed to be a close race in Edo State although APC national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole made it 770 0 in favour of Buhari while Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu gave it all to Buhari in his Mpu units in Enugu State.
Atiku also got 84 votes, nine more than Buhari at one of the polling units at Aso Rock Villa, and 207 votes at the Kaduna polling unit of former Vice President Namadi Sambo.
Buhari got only 34 votes there but made up for it at Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State’s polling unit with 453 votes to Atiku’s 80.
Other results that came in last night are as follows:
Owan West Unit six Ward one (Edo State)
APC — 124
PDP — 90
Kabiyesi: Ona-Ara unit (Essa B ward) (Kwara)
APC – 290
PDP – 64
Kabiyesi: PU Ilesha Primary School, Ilesha Baruba (Kwara)
Idi Agba Polling unit 004 Ilorin (Kwara)
0de imam 005 (Kwara)
Ward 06 (Orokere), Unit 001 (Kogi)
Ward 06, Unit 002 (Orokere, Kogi).
APC 54 PDP 112
Ward 04 (Ileteju Mopa), Unit 004 (Kogi)
Yagba Ward 04, Unit 003 (Kogi)
Yagba House of Representative:
APC=30, PDP=76, ADC=69.
Local Education Authority (LEA) Primary School, Kubwa, Abuja, unit 006
APC to supporters: Be vigilant
The All Progressives Congress Campaign Council last night issued a security alert that about an alleged plot by the PDP to unleash violence during the collation of the results of the elections.
Spokesman for the campaign council, Mr. Festus Keyamo said: