Oshiomhole fails to deliver Edo to Buhari

Adams Oshiomhole

National chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, failed to deliver his home Edo State to President Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential election held on Saturday.

Instead, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) narrowly won the election in with 7849 votes more than President Buhari.

Edo State collation officer for the presidential election, Prof. Ndowa Lale, announced at the INEC headquarters in Benin that Atiku scored 275,691 votes, while Buhari of the All Progressives Congress scored 267,842 votes.

However, Buhari beat Atiku in the number of councils won. He won in 10 while Atiku won in eight.

Lale who is the vice-chancellor of the University of Port-Harcourt, said the total number of registered voters in state was 2,150,127 while the total number of accredited voters was 604,915.

He noted that the number of valid votes was 560,711 while 38,517 votes were rejected, further saying the total number of votes cast was 599,228.