The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has defeated the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at the polling units of former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel and Senator Buruji Kashamu. The PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, polled 138 votes at Daniel’s Isote Ward 12 Polling Unit 3, Makun, Sagamu as against 88 votes recorded by APC flag bearer, Muhammadu Buhari.
Atiku also won at the Polling Unit 026 of Senator Buruji Kashamu in Oke Sopen, Ijebu-Igbo, Ijebu North Local Government Area of Ogun State. The PDP presidential candidate polled 138 votes while APC recorded 110 votes. In the senatorial election, the PDP scored 160 votes to defeat APC, which polled 108 votes.
The opposition party also floored APC in the House of Representatives election with 174 votes against 90 polled by the ruling party. In the same vein, a former speaker of the state assembly, Honorable Titi Oseni- Gomez floors Amosun at Osoba’s polling unit At Ward 14 Polling Unit 015, Ibara, Abeokuta, where ex-governor Olusegun Osoba voted, the APC won the presidential election by polling 147 votes against PDP’s 81 votes. However, in the same polling unit, the APC lost the senatorial election.
The party’s senatorial candidate for Ogun Central and incumbent governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, polled 86 votes while the candidate of African Democratic Congress (ADC), Mrs Titi Oseni-Gomez, recorded victory with 126 votes, while the PDP polled 23 votes in the senatorial election.
Also, the ruling APC recorded victory at the polling unit of former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta. Obasanjo, who is supporting Atiku Abubakar, voted on Saturday at Ward 11, Polling Unit 22, Olusomi Compound, Totoro, Abeokuta North Local Government Area of Ogun State. However, in the result counted by INEC officials, the APC polled 87 votes to defeat PDP, which got 18 votes.
The result also showed that the ADC, a party adopted by Obasanjo, polled four votes in the presidential election. Meanwhile, the state governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, expressed dismay over the malfunctioning of smartcard readers deployed by INEC. Amosun, who spoke with reporters after casting his vote at Ward 6, Polling Unit 8 Itagbangba, Itoko area of Abeokuta, also complained about alleged shortage of ballot papers. The governor, however, hailed the peaceful and orderly conduct of the election in various parts of the state.