Elections 2019 Updates

February 23, 2019

Results: Atiku defeats Buhari with 17 votes inside Aso Rock


By Johnbosco Agbakwuru

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, defeated President Muhammadu Buhari at the polling center of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.


Atiku and Buhari

There are two polling units in the presidential villa including PU 021 and PU 022.

The PDP scored a total of 1,030 in the two units at the center while the APC got a total of 1,013 at the units.

The breakdown of the results shows that for PU 021, the PDP garnered 505 while the APC got 548, whereas, for PU 022, the PDP polled 525 against APC’s 465.

Recall that former President Goodluck Jonathan as a sitting President lost elections at the State House Polling Units.

APC wins at Dambazau’s polling unit in Kano

Also the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano state has won the elections at the polling unit of Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen Abdurrahman Dambazau.

Dambazau’s polling unit 066 is located at Race Course Primary School, Alu Avenue in Nasarawa local government area.

Announcing the results of the 066 polling unit, the Assistant presiding Officer I of the unit, Malam Kabiru Musa, said the Presidential Candidate of APC scored 180 votes to defeat PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, who got 41 votes.

Similarly he said, the Senatorial candidate of the APC for Kano Central, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, scored 136 votes to defeat the PDP Senatorial candidate for the zone, Aliyu Sani Madawakin gini who secured 69 votes.

According to the electoral officer, the All Progressives Congress (APC) had also defeated the PDP candidate for the House of Representatives, Nasarawa Federal constituency with 123 votes against 61 votes.

As at the time of filling this reports, the All Progressives Congress (APC) was leading at most of the polling units that have so far announced the results in Kano metropolis.