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Kogi: Abubakar Audu coasting to victory

Kogi: Abubakar Audu coasting to victory

Story by Harold Udoka

The All Progressives Congress candidate in Kogi governorship election, Prince Abubakar Audu maybe coasting to victory, judging by the returns from many local government areas announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Results released from Kogi West senatorial district show that the APC candidate won six LGAs as against one won by the PDP candidate.
In Kogi East, Audu also trounced Wada by winning six out of the nine LGAs while in Kogi Central he beat his PDP rival by winning three out of the five LGAs.

Some of the results monitored are as follows:

Ogori/Magongo LGA
PDP 2,601
APC 1,931

Ijumu LGA
Registered Voters: 46, 819
Accredited voters: 18,199
APC: 9, 958
PDP: 6,040

Koton Karfe LGA
Registered Voters: 45,817
Accredited voters: 21,834
APC : 10,426
PDP : 9, 316

Okehi LGA
APC: 10,170 -Winner
PDP: 8,504

Ajaokuta LGA
APC: 8,581-Winner
PDP: 6,903

Adavi LGA
Registered Voters: 85,127
Accredited voters: 30,993
APC : 15,636 -Winner
PDP : 11, 902
PPA, 186
LP, 1,318

Earlier the result declared for Audu’s polling unit 002, LGEA School, Ogbonicha/Ofeche, Ochi-Ogbonicha Omodofa Ward 10, Audu won 240 votes. There were no votes recorded for the PDP’s candidate, Governor Idris Wada.

Results from a polling unit in Idah LGA, with the number PU(22/07/04/011), also saw the APC candidate winning 111 votes to PDP’s 63. ADC got 3, APA: 3, CPP: 1 DPP: 1 PDC: 1, 2 NNP: 1

In polling unit 12, Amole’s SPACE, in Lokoja, APC scored 148, and PDP PDP 110.

However in polling unit PU No: 22/12/01/013. Lokoja A Ward, Lokoja, PDP and APC were close. PDP scored 144 votes, to APC’s 139. Collation is still going on and INEC is expected to declare the final results today.

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