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Monday, 25 February 2019

Politics Africa: Atiku defeats Buhari in Plateau, as tension mounts


Atiku defeats Buhari in Plateau, as tension mounts
The candidate of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Presidential election, Atiku Abubakar has won the election in Plateau State.
Abubakar polled 548, 655 votes to defeat the incumbent president, Muhammadu Buhari, who got 468, 555 votes.
The final result was announced by the State’s Returning Officer and Vice Chancellor, University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Prof. Richard Amande.
However, despite cancellation of over 31, 000 votes in PDP stronghold in Jos North LGA, DAILY POST gathered that hoodlums tried to stop the electoral officials from announcing the results of the National Assembly, by insisting that the aforementioned figure canceled for the Presidential election, be done to that of the National Assembly.
It was also gathered that it took the intervention of security operatives to rescue the INEC officials at the Jos North Collation centre.
As of the time of filing this report, the Police Commissioner in the State, other security chiefs, INEC officials, party chieftains were in a closed-door meeting.
There is tension in Jos City, especially in the affected ward.
Below are the results according to LGAs in the State for the presidential polls.
Jos North
PDP 53,277; APC 93,800
Jos South
PDP 106,574; APC 25,574
Jos Easth
PDP 8,853; APC 11,847
Bassa
PDP 34,822; APC 27,632
Barkin Ladi
PDP 42,136; APC 15,390
Mangu
PDP 48,923; APC 42,947
Shandam
PDP 24,162; APC 38,196
Langtang North
PDP 34,105; APC 16,665
Langtang South
PDP 18,470; APC 11,224
Mikang
PDP 11,262; APC 10,869
Riyom
PDP 21,892; APC 8,710
Bokkos
PDP 33,236; APC 18,328
Pankshin
PDP 30,509; APC 21,607
Kanke
PDP 22,875; APC 17,946
Kanam
PDP 18,331; APC 51,017
Wase
PDP 22, 807; APC 35,931
Quaan-Pan
PDP 17,479; APC 20,872. Dailypost

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