Buhari Defeats Atiku in Kogi

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By Yekini Jimoh in Lokoja

President Muhammadu Buhari and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has polled a total votes of 285,894 in Kogi to defeat his main challenger, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, who polled 218,207 votes.

The presidential results declared in Lokoja by the Kogi State Collation Officer, Prof Michael Adikwu of the University of Abuja, showed that Buhari won in 14 out of the 21 LGAs of the state while Atiku won in seven. Buhari led Atiku with a wide margin of 67,687 votes. Below is the breakdown of the results declared:

Ankpa APC- 21,109 PDP-16,749

Bassa APC- 7,377 PDP- 10,137

Adavi APC-24,843 PDP-10,059

Ajaokuta APC- 13,253 PDP- 10, 710

Ijumu APC- 8,507 PDP- 12,423

Kogi APC- 16, 588 PDP- 10,392

Mopa-Muro APC- 3,646 PDP-5,336

Ibaji APC- 13,545 PDP – 10,307

Ofu APC- 13,171 PDP- 10,374

Lokoja APC- 24,983 PDP- 18,351

Ogori-Magongo APC- 2,323 PDP- 1,956

Okehi APC- 18,222 PDP- 11,965

Okene APC- 37,617 7,839

Olamaboro APC- 12,229 PDP- 11, 325

Omala APC- 8,206 PDP- 11,815

Kabba-Bunu APC- 9,131 PDP- 14,888

Yagba East APC- 5,687 PDP- 8,841

Yagba West APC- 7,175 PDP- 9,419

Dekina APC- 21,392 PDP- 10, 455

Idah APC-9,240 PDP- 8,784

Igalamela APC- 7,650 PDP- 6,082