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No home advantage as Buhari floors GEJ in Aso Villa

Though the final results are yet to be released by the electoral umpire, indications emerged that APC presidential candidate defeated President Goodluck Jonathan of the PDP in the elections conducted inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

There are two polling units-Unit 021 and 022-located inside the presidential villa.

Buhari polled a total of 613 votes in the two polling units while Jonathan scored a total of 595 votes.

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 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 ended at 11.30pm, necessitating some voters to illuminate the venue with the headlamps of their cars.

Meanwhile, the president who returned to the Presidential Villa after casting his vote in his hometown, Otuoke, Bayelsa State, was inside his official residence while the votes cast in the two units were being counted.

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