Sunday, March 29, 2015 10:01 am
…As Sambo, Agbaje, Ribadu, Bode George, Obanikoro, Fani-Kayode are affected
Some heavyweight politicians lost their polling units in yesterday’s elections.
A major loss by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is the one at the two polling units in front of Aso Villa – the Presidential abode.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Gen. Muhammadu Buhari won in the two units.
Buhari got a total of 613 votes, while Jonathan polled a total of 595 votes.
Vice President Namadi Sambo got the same treatment in the former polling unit (Kabala 005) in Kaduna where the APC received overwhelming majority of votes.
The APC scored 386 votes to beat the PDP that scored 53 votes in the presidential election. APC got 385 and 369 votes in the senate and house of assembly elections respectively while the PDP got 59 and 62 respectively.
The results were announced by the presiding officer Abdulfatah Ali.
In Lagos State Governorship candidate Jimi Agbaje’s Apapa polling unit the APC won 126 votes while PDP won 60.
In the senate contest, APC polled 129 while PDP won 61.
In the House of Representatives race, APC won 126 while the PDP won 62.
PDP governorship candidate in Adamawa State Nuhu Ribadu failed to deliver his Yola polling unit to Jonathan.
In the presidential contest APC won 320 votes to PDP’s 124 while in the senatorial race, Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) candidate won 271 votes to PDP’s 73.
PDP Southwest leader Chief Olabode George’s Evans Street polling unit on Lagos Island also fell to the APC candidate who took it narrowly with 109 votes to PDP’s 108.
Minister of State Foreign Affairs 2 Mr. Musiliu Obanikoro lost in his bid to deliver his unit to Jonathan.
Minister of National Planning, Dr. Sulaiman Abubakar, failed in his polling unit 006, Ode-Opobiyi Agbaji area (Ilorin West Local Government Area) in the presidential election with 146 votes to 39.
PDP Presidential campaign council spokesman Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode also could not deliver his unit. He voted in Ile Ife, Osun State.
At PG Hall Ife Centre 013/11, the APC candidate scored 127 to PDP’s 45 votes.
But Vice President Namadi Sambo won his polling unit at Police College unit with 105 votes to the APC’s 20.
But Kaduna State APC Governorship candidate Nasir El Rufai got 430 votes in his Urgwan Sarki’s unit for the APC candidate to PDP’s 11.
Ex-Borno Governor Ali Modu Sheriff and Senator Ahmed Makarfi (Kaduna) also failed to deliver.
Ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar won his Ajiya polling unit in Adamawa State for Gen. Buhari with 280 votes to Jonathan’s 60 votes.
At APC Presidential running mate Prof. Yemi Osinbajo’s VGC unit in Lekki, Lagos, the APC won 718 votes to PDP’s 138.
Some other unit results are:
APC wins in Obasanjo’s unit
At Obasanjo’s polling unit ward, APC polled 98 against PDP’s 8 and SDP 12 for the House of Representatives seat. For Senate, APC got 93, PDP 8 and SDP 15.
Results at ex-Governor Bola Tinubu’s voting unit 047 in Alausa Ikeja.
Presidential APC 180, PDP 55, Senate APC 181 and PDP 53, Reps: APC 61
Senator Tinubu’s unit 034 Ikoyi, Lagos
Presidential: APC 106, PDP 25
Senate: APC 103, PDP 16
Reps: APC 103, PDP 16
Governor Fashola’s State Grammar School, Surulere 002
President 318, PDP 135
Senate APC318, PDP 129
Rep APC 326, PDP 114
House minority leader Femi Gbajabiamila Elizabeth Fowler PU 014
President APC 123, PDP 81, Senate APC 118, PDP 64
Rep: APC 124, PDP 46
Ex-Governor Kayode Fayemi’s polling unit 09 Ward 11 Isan Ekiti
President APC 140, PDP 24
Senate APC 135, PDP 21
Rep APC 142, PDP 22
Senator Gbenga Ashafa’s Bogije polling unit in Ibeju Lekki
President APC 385, PDP 250, Senate APC 406, PDP 236 and Rep APC 386.
The APC candidate has also won the election in the two polling units 021 and 022 inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The total votes scored in the two units showed that APC got 597 votes while PDP garnered 567 votes.
Sorting and counting for the presidential election in the two units are still ongoing.
Source: The Nation