President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress is galloping away from rival Atiku Abubakar of the PDP in Gombe state, according to the results of nine local governments announced on Sunday.
Gombe is a PDP state being governed by Alhaji Ibrahim Dankwambo, who is running for the senate on PDP platform.
The results of Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections received in Gombe, show that the All Progressives Congress (APC), is ahead of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in seven of the nine LGAs results announced.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the collation was being presided over by Prof. Kyari Mohammed, Vice Chancellor, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola.
The Presidential elections results from Gombe LGA showed that APC polled 86, 162 votes, while PDP scored 7,634 votes.
In Nafada LGA, APC scored 15, 417 votes while PDP scored 5, 792 votes.
In Yamaltu-Deba LGA, APC scored 56, 157 votes to defeat PDP which scored 13, 248 votes.
In Dukku LGA, APC scored 36, 010 votes against PDP’s 7,435 while in Kwami LGA, APC polled 36, 317 to beat PDP which had 6,614 votes.
In Balanga LGA, APC scored 29, 647 to defeat PDP which had 14, 614 while in Kaltungo LGA, APC scored 20, 944 against PDP’s 20, 733.
However, PDP defeated APC in Shongom and Billiri LGAs.
In Shongom LGA, PDP scored 12, 871 votes against APC’s 9, 642 while in Billiri LGA, APC scored 15, 331 votes while PDP scored 21, 328 votes.
Results for Funakaye and Akko LGAs were yet to be presented.
Source: Nigerian Television Authority (NTA)