Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) won in 18 out of the 33 Local Government Areas of Oyo State in the just collated presidential election results released in Ibadan.
Atiku polled 366, 592 votes, while Buhari won in the remaining 15 local government areas with 365, 229 votes.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the results were released on Monday by INEC Chief Collation Officer for Oyo State Presidential Election, Prof. AbdulKareem Suleiman-Age.
Suleiman-Age is the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin. The results showed that Atiku won in Ibarapa East, Ibarapa North, Ogbomosho North, Ogbomosho South, Afijio, Saki East, Kajola, Iwajowa, Ibadan North West and Olorunsogo.
Others are: Ona Ara, Surulere, Ibadan North, Ogo-Oluwa, Akinyele, Orire, Lagelu and Ibadan North East.
Buhari emerged winner in Egbeda, Irepodun, Oluyole, Itesiwaju, Saki West, Atisbo, Iseyin, Orelope, Ibarapa Central, Ido, Oyo East, Atiba, Oyo West, Ibadan South West and Ibadan South East.
In Iwajowa local government, PDP polled 7,477 votes, as against APC that scored 6,528.
In Irepodun local government, APC scored 11,688 votes and PDP garnered 4,244 votes.
Collation results from Ibarapa North Local Government Area showed that APC won with 9,070 votes, while PDP scored 6,587 votes.
NAN reports that the collation of the presidential election results which took place at the INEC collation centre inside the commission’s State Office in Ibadan, commenced at exactly 5:30 p.m. on Sunday and ended at 3:10 p.m. on Monday.
The Oyo state Commissioner of Police, Mr Shina Olukolu, Sector Commander of the FRSC, Mrs Cecilia Alao, State Director of National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mrs Dolapo Dosunmu and representatives of the Nigeria Immigration Service, NDLEA and the Nigeria Prisons Service, witnessed the exercise.
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