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Polls: Ambode, Tambuwal, Okowa lead, almost sure of victory



APC governorship candidate in Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode seems to be coasting home to victory, with over 90% of the votes already in.

Results from 20 local government areas in the state indicate Ambode leading with 724, 114, followed close by the PDP candidate, Jimi Agbaje who has 560, 453 votes.

Collation of governorship results began at the Independent National Electoral Commission headquarters, Abeokuta at 1.35am on Sunday morning.

In Ogun State, results from 12 local government areas released by INEC, APC is leading in eight, while the PDP won four LGs.

The story from Adamawa also showed that former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu, is struggling for survival at the polls, as the effect of the last minute defection by some PDP bigwigs in the state to APC may have dimmed his popularity.

In Kaduna, reports show that former Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nasir El-Rufai, is giving the incumbent, Ramalan Yero, a good fight. Although no figure have been obtained from the state, field reports shows that El-Rufai may be ahead as at the time of filing this report.

Reports from Sokoto indicate that the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, the APC governorship candidate, is only inches away from being declared winner in the state.

Down south, Oyo State governor, Abiola Ajimobi, is looking good to break a second term jinx, as he may become the first incumbent to do so in the state. This is if the results obtained so far are sustained across the state.

PDP’s Ifeanyi Okowa was leading in his Delta North senatorial district, with reports of excellent performance in the other two senatorial zones.

Although there was no governorship contest in Ekiti State, the PDP left nothing to spare for the opposition, as it reportedly won all 26 House of Assembly slots in the state.


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