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The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari is currently in a clear lead against the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar with over 83,000 votes in 16 of the 20 local government areas in Ogun state.
PLATFORM TIMES observed that Buhari is leading in 12 local government areas out of the 16 announced. Ogun State comprises 20 local government areas.
The results released at Presidential election collation centre at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters, Magbon, Abeokuta, presided over by the Ogun State Collation Officer, Prof. Joseph Afuwape, the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), showed Buhari polled highest number of votes in Ijebu Ode, Sagamu, Ijebu North East, Egbado South, Odeda, Obafemi-Owode, Abeokuta North, Ikenne, Abeokuta South, Ado-Odo/Ota, Ewekoro and Ifo local governments, while Atiku won in Remo North, Ogun Waterside, Ijebuland North and Imeko-Afon local governments.
Platform Times also observed that in all the result announced so far, APC has 238,424 votes, with PDP trailing 155,102, leaving a margin of 83,322.
The results of the remaining four local governments are still being collated.
The breakdown of the results is as as follows:
APC – 12,850
Ijebu North East LG
Remo North LG
Abeokuta North LG
APC – 20,875
Ogun Waterside LG
Egbado South LG
Obafemi Owode LG
Abeokuta South LG
Ado Odo/Ota LG
Ijebu North LG
APC – 13,974