The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Gen.
Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) defeated President Goodluck Jonathan in the
elections conducted inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
There are two polling units-Unit 021 and 022-located side-by-side
within the premises of the seat of power. Buhari polled a total of 613
votes in the two polling units while Jonathan scored a total of 595
At Unit 021, Jonathan beat Buhari to second position with 293 votes while the APC candidate scored
265 votes. At the second polling booth, Unit 022, Buhari emerged winner with 348 votes while Jonathan polled 302.
For the Senatorial election in Unit 021, PDP polled 286 votes to
beat APC with 260. In Unit 022, APC polled 337 votes while PDP scored
For the House of Representatives election in Unit 022, APC polled
334 to beat PDP to distant second with 241 votes. For Unit 021 however,
it was a close contest between APC that won with 255 votes and PDP that
A total of 575 voters were accredited out of the 2,181 registered
voters for Unit 021 while 770 voters were accredited out of the 2,278
voters registered for Unit 022.
PUNCH reports that the sorting and counting of the votes ended at
11.30pm, necessitating some voters to illuminate the venue with the
headlamps of their cars.
Meanwhile, Jonathan has returned to the Presidential Villa after
casting his vote in his hometown, Otuoke, Bayelsa State. He was inside
his official residence while the votes cast in the two units were being
counted. He was said to have returned at about 8.30pm.
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