The presidential candidate of the APC, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) defeated President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan in the elections conducted inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
There are two polling units-Unit 021 and 022-
located side-by-side within the premises of the
seat of power. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari polled a total of 613 votes in the two polling units while Jonathan scored a total of 595 votes.
At Unit 021, Jonathan beat Buhari to second
position with 293 votes while the APC candidate
scored 265 votes.
At the second polling booth, Unit 022, Muhammadu Buhari emerged winner with 348 votes while Jonathan polled 302.
For the Senatorial election in Unit 021, PDP
polled 286 votes to beat APC with 260.
In Unit 022, APC polled 337 votes while PDP
scored 281 votes.
For the House of Representatives election in Unit
022, APC polled 334 to beat PDP to distant
second with 241 votes.
For Unit 021 however, it was a close contest
between APC that won with 255 votes and PDP
that polled 254.
A total of 575 voters were accredited out of the
2,181 registered voters for Unit 021 while 770
voters were accredited out of the 2,278 voters
registered for Unit 022.
The sorting and counting of the votes ran ended
at 11.30pm, necessitating some voters to
illuminate the venue with the headlamps of their
Meanwhile, Jonathan has returned to the
Presidential Villa after casting his vote in his
hometown, Otuoke, Bayelsa State.
He was inside his official residence while the
votes cast in the two units were being counted.
He was said to have returned to the presidential villa at about 8.30pm.