Nigeria Decides 2019 Buhari leads Atiku in Kwara – Independent Observers

Nigeria Decides 2019 Buhari leads Atiku in Kwara

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By Ayodele Ayelomi
President Muhammadu Buhari is in an early lead across Kwara State as results of Saturday’s presidential election begin to trickle in Sunday evening. Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress, is gradually gathering the numbers from his closest rival and former Nigerian vice president, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP).
Buhari has won in eight LGAs while Atiku has won in one local government thus far. There are 16 local governments in Kwara State.
In Asa local government, results announced thus far showed that the APC polled 15, 976 while the PDP polled 10, 705. In Oyun Local government, the APC polled 11051 while the PDP polled 4, 904. In Ekiti local government, Buhari polled 6, 662 while Atiku polled 5397.
However, Atiku won in Oke-Ero local government as he polled 6242 while Buhari polled 6079. But in Irepodun Local government, Buhari won with 14395 to beat Atiku, who polled 10232. Similarly, in Moro Local government, the president polled 17534 while Atiku, polled 7598.
In Ilorin East Local government, Buhari garnered 31,039 votes while Atiku gathered 12820 votes.
In Offa Local government, Buhari won overwhelmingly by polling 23,685 votes while the PDP candidate gathered 4540. Similarly, in Pategi Local government, the APC candidate garnered 14791 while the PDP candidate gathered 3493.
Results of other local governments are being awaited. They include Baruten, Edu, Ifelodun, Ilorin South, Ilorin West, Isin, and Kaiama local governments.

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