Nigeria election results: Atiku wins polling unit for the first time since 2007


Counting of ballots was still on in some polling units in Adamawa State capital, Yola, up to about 7pm Saturday when this report was done.

This resulted in late arrival of voting materials in the affected polling units, but the voting exercise was otherwise smooth across the state.

The electoral process had however been concluded in most polling units, including that of the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

At Atiku’s polling unit in Ajiya Ward, Old GRA, Jimeta where the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Alhaji Mohammed Bello also voted, Atiku polled impressive votes to record a historic first win of his unit since 2007 when he started seeking to be president.

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At his Ajiya Ward 012 unit, he polled 282 votes against 57 votes for the APC, six for Labour party, and one for NNPP.

At polling unit 015 of the same Ajiya Ward, Atiku got 74 votes while the APC received 12, against NNPP’s two and Labour Party’s one vote.

Elsewhere in Yola, unconfirmed results by press time indicated that Atiku was in comfortable lead, confirming so far the widely held view that Atiku will win his home state in the election.


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