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PDP candidate, Useni in early lead as INEC declares 5 LGAs

Agabus Pwanagba

March. 10, 2019

The gubernatorial candidate of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Plateau State, Senator Jeremiah Useni, is in an early lead as five out of the seventeen LGAs have been declared at the Governorship Collation Centre, in Jos, the state capital.
According to the results announced, the PDP candidate has 140, 940 votes, while the ruling APC candidate has 104, 199.
Declaring the result, Collation Officer of Jos East LGA, said the APC got 18, 602 votes, while the PDP got 7, 994 votes.
In Kanke LGA the Collation Officer declared that APC got 23, 360 votes, while the PDP got 22, 831 votes.
The Collation Officer for Langtang North which is the LGA of the candidate of the main opposition PDP announced that ruling APC got 18, 979 votes, while the PDP got 40, 519 votes.
In Barkin Ladi LGA the Collation Officer Dr Golen announced that the APC got 17, 039, while the PDP got 44, 233 votes.
He also said there was a cancellation of the result of a polling unit which has to do with over voting, malfunction of card reader and the unit has 570 registered voters.
The Collation Officer for Bokkos LGA, Dr Gurumyen George, announced that the ruling APC got 26, 219, while the PDP got 25, 363.
He, however, said, there were cancellations in five polling units due similar issues aforementioned, and they have a total of over 4, 000 registered voters.
Responding to the issue of cancelled votes, the State Returning Officer, Prof. Richard Anande, assured that after the collation of all the results from the all LGAs, if the results of the top two candidates is close, we will look into to ensure justice is done to all according to the electoral guidelines.
Results are being awaited for twelve more LGAs.
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