Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has taken an early lead in the Saturday’s presidential poll results in 7 of 11 Local Government Areas of Benue already announced.
On Monday, February 25, in Makurdi that the results, which are still being collated across the state, showed Atiku leading in Gwer West, Buruku, Logo, Agatu, Apa, Ado, and Obi local government areas of the state.
The result released by the electoral umpire also showed President Muhammadu Buhari trailing behind in four local government areas.
The LGAs so far won by Buhari were; Tarka, Ushongo, Konshisha and Ohimini while results from 12 other LGAs were yet to be released.
Those being awaited are; Gboko, Guma, Makurdi, Katsina, Vandeikya, Otukpo, Ogbadibo, Oju, Kwande, Gwer East, Ukum and Guma LGAs.
The results showing who is winning the election in the state has so far shown that Atiku won in Logo with 28,227, in Gwer West with 14,660, Buruku with 23,236, Apa with 8,073, Agatu with 8,225, Obi with 7,803 and in Ado he polled 8,614 to take the lead.
As at the time of filing this report, the results of the Senatorial elections in the state are yet to be released.
AN recalls that both Gov. Samuel Ortom and Sen. George Akume, sighted at the INEC office in Makurdi, said they were there to lodge complaints.