Atiku defeats Buhari at Ambode’s ward, loses others


The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has won the election at Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State ward, defeating President Muhammadu Buhari.

Aside the president and other APC candidates yesterday lost at the ward to their PDP counterparts.

Though the governor was able to deliver his ward as promised to the President but was unable to influence the electorate in his ward to vote massively for him.

At Ambode’s Ward A5, polling unit 033, Ogunmodede College in Ajaganabe Area, Papa Epe, Buhari polled 131 votes as against People’s Democratic Party, PDP candidate, Atiku Abubakar, who polled 116 votes.

Ambode, however, could not deliver his ward for the party’s Senatorial and House of Representatives candidates.

Even with the win at his polling unit, the result at the ward announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC wards returning officers in Epe, it was revealed by that the governor could not deliver his ward to the party.

At the ward, the Collation officer disclosed that the APC presidential candidate polled 2367 as against the 2511 which Atiku had.

Also, the PDP senatorial candidate, Abiodun Oyefusi, defeated the APC candidate, Bayo Oshinowo, by 71 votes, which was PDP 2557 and APC 2488.

The PDP candidate vying for the House of representatives seat, Oye Ayantuga, also won the governor’s ward, polling 2597 while Wale Raji, the APC candidate had 2438 votes after the election.

Meanwhile, Atiku could not sustain the momentum as he could only win another ward, Lagbade ward 2, increasing it to two out of the 19 wards under Epe Federal Constituency.

At ward 2, the PDP presidential and other candidates polled more votes than their APC counterparts.

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