Buhari Wins Convincingly In Benue

Buhari Wins Convincingly In Benue

General Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, has at last beaten the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan in the presidential poll outcome in Benue state.

Buhari received a clear victory with over 70,000 extra votes after the long-awaited results for Makurdi, the state capital, came in around 2am on Tuesday, March 31.

The APC presidential candidate scored 38,685 votes in Makurdi to bring his overall total votes in the 23 local government areas of the state to 373,961.

The current head of the country polled 19,739 votes in Makurdi to bring his total vote haul to 303,737.

The two presidential aspirants had been in a head-to-head race in the state since Sunday when‎ results of the poll started trickling in.

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Jonathan led when the results of the first five local governments were announced and remained in the lead till around 11am on Monday.

However, Buhari later overcame him and continued to lead slightly till he won convincingly on Tuesday morning.

In the results declared by the presidential election collation officer in the state, Prof. Hayward Mafuyai‎, in Makurdi, Jonathan won in 14 local governments, while Buhari took the remaining nine.

While the president won more local governments, Buhari polled higher votes in the nine he won.

Jonathan won in Ogbadibo, Ukum, Agatu, Ado, Okpokwu, Ohimini, Guma, Otukpo, Apa, Gwer-West, Oju, Obi, Katsina-Ala and Logo.

On the other hand, Buhari won in Tarka, Gboko, Gwer-East, Ushongo, Konshi‎sha, Makurdi, Vandeikya, Buruku and Kwande.

The details of the results are presented local government -by-local government below:

Gboko LG

APC 54,065

PDP 22,971

Tarka LG

APC 15,037

PDP 4,134

Gwer East LG

APC 19,873

PDP 14,363

Ushongo LG

APC 20,958

PDP 13,160

Kwande  LG

APC 31,896

PDP 15,483

Konshisha LG

APC 34,344

PDP 6,957

Buruku LG

APC 23,397

PDP 15,407

Guma LG

APC 9,952

PDP 15, 521

Otukpo LG

APC 13,591

PDP 17,591

Apa LG

APC 4,526

PDP 6,450

Gwer West LG

APC 9,649

PDP 12,246

Oju LG

APC 10,821

PDP 14,617

Obi LG

APC 3,936

PDP 9,097

‎Ogbadibo LG

PDP 6,937

APC 6,257

Agatu LG

PDP 7, 382

APC 2, 328

Okpokwu LG

PDP 12,103


Ohimini LG

PDP 5,909

APC 4,734

Ado LG

PDP 7, 382

APC 2, 328

Katsina-Ala LG

PDP 27,094

APC 13,059‎

Logo LG

PDP ‎16,167

APC 6,376

Vandeikya LG

PDP, 14,080

APC, 26,343

Ukum LG

PDP 16,774

APC, 15,639

Makurdi LG

PDP ‎19,739

APC 38,685

Grand Total

APC: 373,961

PDP: 303,737

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According to the latest results the presidential candidate of the APC polled 792,460 votes to emerge the winner in a closely contested race against President Jonathan in Lagos.

However, the INEC chairman has started his press conference to continue announcing the results.

Source: Legit.ng

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