The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi has been declared as the official winner of the presidential election in Plateau State following the just concluded polls.
Africa Today News, New York reports that Obi was victorious in eleven out of the 17 Local Government Areas of the State, while Tinubu and Atiku won three LGAs respectively.
The Labour Party candidate won in Barkin Ladi, Riyom, Jos East, Langtang North, Bokkos, Mangu, Bassa, Jos South, Shendam, Pankshin, and Jos North LGAs, while the candidate of the ruling APC, Bola Tinubu, won in Wase, Kanam, and Kanke LGAs and PDPs, Atiku Abubakar won in Quaan Pan, Langtang South, and Mikang LGAs.
Declaring the results, the State Returning Officer for the Presidential election, Prof Shehu Abdulrahman, said the Labour Party candidate polled 466, 272 votes.
The candidate of the ruling APC, Tinubu got 307, 195 votes, and the PDP’s Atiku scored 243, 808 votes.
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He commended all agents and other critical stakeholders for conducting themselves in an orderly manner throughout the process, urging them to do same in subsequent elections.
In his remarks, the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Oliver Agundu commended the security agencies for their efforts in ensuring a hitch free exercise, and urged them to maintain their support to the commission in their forthcoming polls.
He also commended the media for their professional conduct in reporting the exercise.
Similarly, Obi has cruised to victory in the Presidential election conducted in Cross River State.
Obi who is widely considered to be the underdog of the election, defeated his fellow contenders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu; Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar; and New Nigeria Peoples Pary (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso to win the state.
The final results, which were announced at the presidential election collation centre in Cross River early Tuesday morning, indicated that Obi polled 179,917, besting Tinubu’s 130,520, Atiku’s 95,425, and Kwankwaso’s 1,644.
This makes Obi’s fourth state win after Nasarawa, Enugu, and Lagos.
Africa Today News, New York reports that the triumph for the former Anambra State governor in the Cross River is significant for a number of reasons.
For one, Cross River is historically a PDP state, having seen three consecutive two-term governors emerging from the party since 1999, including the incumbent Governor Ben Ayade when he was elected in 2015 and re-elected in 2019.