POLLS: BUHARI FLOORS ATIKU IN OGUN

…Amosun, Osoba’s son win senatorial, House of Reps seat

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The All Progressives Congress (APC), Presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari,  has emerged winner of the presidential election in Ogun State.He  defeated the candidate of the main opposition party, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The result was announced by the Collation Officer, (CO) for the election, Prof. Joseph Fuwape,  the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA),  The CO disclosed that Buhari won in 14 local government areas with a total votes of 281,762,while Atiku, who won in 6 local government areas of the state polled a total of 194,655.The CO  further stated that the results  were obtained from a total votes cast of 602,938.Fuwape said  valid votes cast were  564,256, while total rejected votes were put at  41,682.Breakdown of the results showed that Buhari polled highest number of votes in Abeokuta North, Abeokuta South, Ifo, Ewekoro, Odeda, Obafemi-Owode Local Government Councils.Others were the Ijebu Ode, Sagamu, Ijebu North East, Egbado South, Egbado North,  Ikenne, Ado-Odo/Ota, and Ipokia  local government areas.Atiku won in Remo North, Ogun Waterside, Ijebu North, Ijebu East, Imeko-Afon, Odogbolu and ocal governments areas.Meanwhile, Ogun State Governor,  Ibikunle Amosun has emerged winner of the Ogun Central senatorial seat, on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Amosun, was declared winner at the Ogun Central Senatorial Collation Centre, Centenary Hall, Ake, Abeokuta by the Returning Office, Professor Idris Akanbi.The governor polled a total votes of 88,110 against his close challenger, former Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Titi Oseni-Gomez of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), who polled 37,101 votes. The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Apostle Biodun Sanyaolu, came distant  third with 33,276 votes. In another development, Olumide, son of former governor of the state, Aremo Olusegun  Osoba, was declared winner of the Abeokuta North/ Odeda/Obafemi Owode Federal Constituency.Olumide, a candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), who was in House of Reps between 2011 and 2015, defeated the incumbent,  Mikhail Kazeem of the Allied People’s Movement (APM).The result announced by the Returning Officer, House of Representatives Collation Centre at Unity High School,  Ago-Ika, Abeokuta, Prof. S.O. Ismailq, said, Olumide polled a total of number of 33,538 votes as against 14,903 scored by Kazeem.He won with 13,475 votes in Abeokuta North Local Government, while Kazeem scored 8597 votes, while  Mrs. Abimbola Lanre-Balogun of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored 3906 votes. In Obafemi Owode council area, Olumide scored 12,930 votes; Lanre Balogun got 6913 votes and Kazeem camed third with 3315 and Olumide, who was in the House between 2011 and 2015, also won in Odeda Local Government with 7133 votes while Kazeem and Lanre Balogun polled 2991 and 3494 votes respectively.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the elections into the Ogun East Senatorial District as inconclusive.The Returning Officer for Ogun East Senatorial District, Prof. Chris Onwuka,made, the disclosure  at the collation centre, Itoro Hall, Ijebu-Ode.At the conclusion of collation of results from the nine local government areas in the zone, the All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial candidate, Senator Lekan Mustapha, polled a total of 84,929 votes.The APC candidate was closely followed by the senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP,  Engr. Adeola Sosanwo, who polled 82,457 votes.Prof.Onwuka, was about to declare the APC senatorial candidate winner, when there was uproar inside the hall over alleged election results cancellation  in Ward 10, Ajebandele, Ijebu East Local Government Area of the state.The total number of votes cast in the ward, was also said to have exceeded the number of accredited voters.In the same vein, the election results for Ijebu North/Ijebu East/Ogun Waterside Federal Constituency was pronounced inconclusive by the Returning Officer for the federal constituency, Dr.Steve Olawale 

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