Jonathan Loses To Buhari In Aso Rock Polling Unit


Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan

By Nuel Suji, Abuja.

In the final result announced at the two polling units at the Presidential Villa Saturday night, the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, President Goodluck Jonathan lost to the All Progressive Congress candidate, General Mohammadu Buhari as he polled a total of 595 votes to General Buhari’s 613 votes.

The final result for the Presidential and National Assembly elections in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) is yet to be announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is still being awaited.

However, the election results announced at the two polling units saw the All Progressive Congress Senatorial and House of Representatives candidates also defeating the Peoples Democratic candidates.

While the APC candidate for the senatorial election polled a total of 597 votes, the PDP candidate won 567 votes from the two polling units in the Villa.

The APC candidate for the House of Representatives also polled 589 votes to defeat the PDP candidate who got 495 votes.

A total of 1,345 voters were accredited in the two polling units.

The announcement of the final result sparked a wide jubilation from APC supporters.

President Jonathan won the election at the two polling units in 2011.