Buhari extends lead in Ogun state

Buhari extends lead in Ogun state

Sunday, March 29, 2015 3:50 pm


Biodun Onafuye/ Abeokuta

Buhari with his ballot paper in Daura

Buhari with his ballot paper in Daura

With 15 local council results declared in Ogun State, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj. General Muhammadu Buhari has extended his lead in the poll with total votes of 248,787 .

His PDP rival, Goodluck Jonathan has 148,393 votes.

Buhari led in 10 out of the 15 local councils.

President Jonathan casts his vote in Otuoke

President Jonathan casts his vote in Otuoke

He won with wide margins in Abeokuta South and Ado Odo, winning 35,878 and 37,385 votes.
Jonathan won 10,062 in Abeokuta South and 15,252 votes in Ado Odo. Buhari also picked Egbado South with 14,169 votes to defeat PDP with 10,491 votes. In Ifo, he led with a wide margin, polling 27,453 votes to Jonathan’s 8,645. In Egbado North, Buhari also won with 16,459 votes to Jonathan’s 13,405 votes.

In Ijebu North-East, the two candidates returned close votes, with Buhari winning 7,638 votes and Jonathan 6,163 votes. It was a close race too in Odogbolu: Buhari:11,623 and Jonathan 11,405.

Jonathan however won in Ogun Waterside, by fewer than a a thousand votes, 8063 to Buhari’s 7076.

He also won in Ijebu East with 10,045 votes to beat APC with 9,109 votes.

Jonathan’s largest margin of victory came from Ijebu North LG, the base of the wanted fugitive in the USA and Jonathan’s pointsman in Ogun state, Prince Buruji Kashamu. Jonathan polled 20,500 votes to Buhari’s 14,410. JOnathan also ran away with Ikenne LG, winning 11,503 votes to defeat APC with 8,443 votes

The result of Ipokia is the last one being expected.

State Collation Officer for the Presidential election in the State,Prof. Duro Oni,the Deputy Vice Chancellor of UNILAG told the journalists who have been at the secretariat since morning that he has just been informed that the officials were on their way to the INEC secretariat.

The standing of the candidates when seven local councils were declared: http://staging.thenewsnigeria.com.ng2015/03/29/breaking-buhari-leads-jonathan-in-ogun-state/

*Updated at 20.08 p.m on Sunday


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