JUST IN: Buhari leads Atiku with 83,000 votes in Ogun

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Sodiq Ojuroungbe

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:
Ijebu-Ode LG
APC – 12,850
PDP- 7,253

Ijebu North East LG
APC-6,435
PDP-5,149

Remo North LG
APC -5,659
PDP-6,269

Odeda LG
APC- 10,049
PDP-4,995

Abeokuta North LG
APC- 22,044
PDP- 7,528

Sagamu LG
APC – 20,875
PDP- 16,532

Imeko-Afon LG
APC- 6,425
PDP-6,689

Ogun Waterside LG
APC-6,889
PDP-8,262

Egbado South LG
APC- 12,934
PDP-10,709

Obafemi Owode LG
APC-16,243
PDP-7,938

Ikenne LG
APC-10,283
PDP-8,708

Abeokuta South LG
APC-26,462
PDP -13,853

Ado Odo/Ota LG
APC- 33,348
PDP-20,352

Ewekoro LG
APC-10,060
PDP-5,101

Ifo LG
APC-23,895
PDP-8,968

Ijebu North LG
APC – 13,974
PDP- 16,196

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