Buhari’s camp jubilates as INEC releases provisional results

The Independent National Election Commission (INEC) declared yesterday that the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari polled 374,701 votes out of the 661,210 votes cast in last Saturday’s presidential election. There was jubilation in Buhari’s camp.
President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled 251,661. Declaring the result at the Collation Centre at General Murtala Mohammed College (GMMC), Yola, Adamawa State, the Returning Officer, Prof. Geofrey Okogbaa of the Federal University of Technology, Wukari, disclosed that 709,993 voters were accredited while 636019 were valid votes cast.
Okogbaa also said INEC registered 1,518,123 voters while 14  political parties featured in the election. Buhari defeated 13 others including Jonathan.

As at Press time, INEC was yet to announce the entire National Assembly elections, as Nigerians wanted the results announced alongside the presidential.
Meanwhile, the results released so far in Cross River State showed that President Jonathan was leading Buhari.
The verdicts from 17 out of 18 local governments released yesterday at state Collation Centre for the presidential election at the INEC headquarters in Calabar, showed that Jonathan pulled 390, 011 votes while Buhari got 24, 737 votes.
The results of others are AA. 263; ACPN. 471;  AD. 676;  ADC. 711;  APA. 499; CPP.  356; Hope. 225; KOWA  293 and NCP. 89
As at Press time, result from Yakurr Local Government Area was being expected.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Uyo, Prof. Comfort Ekpo, who is the Collating Officer had not formally announced the results because they were not complete it.