Atiku floors Buhari in 3 out of 4 LGA’s in Kogi


The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Muhamadu Buhari lost to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the People Democratic Party (PDP) in three out of the four local governments results released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kogi State.

At Bassa local government, the result, which was collated in Oguma, the council’s headquarters saw the incumbent President polling 7,377 votes against Abubakar’s 10, 137 votes.

In the Senatorial election, Alhaji Jibril Isah Echocho of the APC polled 7,641 Votes, Atai Aidoko (PDP), 7,532 votes and Victor Adoji (ADC) 2,737 votes.

For the House of Representatives seat, APC Hassan Baiwa 7,271 votes, PDP’s Benjamin Okolo 6,624 and

ADC Positive Ihiabe 3, 558 votes.

In Mopamuro local government, Western part of Kogi, President Buhari also lost to the former vice president as he polled 3,646 votes while the PDP candidate scored 5,336 votes.

The PDP senatorial candidate in Kogi West, Dino Melaye, appears to be coasting to victory in results declared so far by INEC winning the highest votes in Mopamuro Local Government Area.

Melaye is seeking re-election for the second term into the red chamber of the National Assembly, with his toughest rival, Smart Adeyemi of the APC.

The INEC Collation Officer of Mopamuro LGA, Ibrahim Ismaila, announced the interim results at the collation centre in INEC LG office in Mopa, yesterday.

According to Ismaila, the PDP senatorial candidate, Melaye won 5112 votes, while his closest rival Smart Adeyemi of APC got 3658 votes, ADC 784 and SDP 26 votes out of the 9717 valid votes cast.

There were 336 rejected votes, making total votes cast to be 10055.

In the House of Representatives, the PDP also beat APC with 3703 votes.

The APC got 3157 votes and ADC 2 609 votes.

A total of 10042 votes were cast while 9704 votes were valid while 338 votes were rejected.

He added that out of 10055 votes cast in the election, 336 were rejected while 9507 were accepted as valid.

Still in Kogi West, for Kabba /Bunu LGA presidential election, PDP scored 14,888 Votes while APC polled 9,131 votes.

For Senate, PDP polled 14,756 Votes while APC scored 8971 votes.

The scores was quite similar in the House of Representatives election as

PDP polled 11, 786 votes against APC who scored 9,540 votes.

In Ajaokuta LGA, central part of Kogi State, President Buhari defeated the PDP candidate.

According to the result announced, APC scored 13,253 votes while PDP polled PDP 10,707 votes.

For Senate, APC 10,426 votes, PDP 6,526 and SDP 8,182 votes.

Also, in the House of Representatives election, APC polled 12,796 votes while

PDP 10,891 votes.

Meanwhile, the state chapter of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council has warned Governor Yahaya Bello and INEC Commissioner, not to test the will of Kogi people by upturning the wishes and aspiration of the people as reflected in yesterday’s elections.

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