- PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, is leading in the presidential poll results collated in Benue state
- The results of 7 out of 11 local government areas of Benue state has already been announced by INEC
- The results also showed APC candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari trailing behind in four local government areas
Former vice president Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has taken an early lead in the Saturday’s presidential poll results in 7 of 11 local government areas of Benue already announced.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports on Monday, February 25, in Makurdi that the results, which are still being collated across the state, showed Atiku leading in Gwer West, Buruku, Logo, Agatu, Apa, Ado, and Obi LGAs.
The results also showed President Muhammadu Buhari trailing behind in four local government areas.
The LGAs so far won by Buhari were; Tarka, Ushongo, Konshisha and Ohimini while results from 12 other LGAs were yet to be released.
Those being awaited are; Gboko, Guma, Makurdi, Katsina, Vandeikya, Otukpo, Ogbadibo, Oju, Kwande, Gwer East, Ukum and Guma LGAs.
The results showed that Atiku won in Logo with 28,227, in Gwer West with 14,660, Buruku with 23,236, Apa with 8,073, Agatu with 8,225, Obi with 7,803 and in Ado he polled 8,614 to take the lead.
The results of the senatorial results in the state are yet to be released.
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Meanwhile, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state and David Mark, former Senate president, reportedly stormed office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Makurdi, Benue capital, on Sunday, February 24, to protest the alleged snatching of election results by unidentified soldiers.
The duo headed straight into the office of Nentawe Yiltwada, resident electoral commissioner’s (REC), when they got into the head office of the commission in the state.
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