Critical Times News : South-west has disappointed Buhari, says Ganduje’s aide

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South-west has disappointed Buhari, says Ganduje’s aide


The Special Adviser on Media to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, Salihu Yakasai, has lamented the “lower - than- expected ”votes President Muhammadu Buhari has been able to garner in the South - West.

The South - West , which has the second highest number of voters and has six All Progressives Congress governors in all its six states, was expected to give bloc votes to Buhari.

However , figures released by the Independent National Electoral Commission show otherwise.

Tweeting through his handle @dawisu , he wrote, “I am terribly disappointed and saddened by the South - West results for the APC despite being biggest beneficiary of this government both in terms of juicy appointments and projects (they even got a whole new rail line from Lagos to Ibadan ) yet APC narrowly won, shame.”

The two largest South - West states in terms of voter population are Lagos and Oyo.

While Atiku has won more local governments than Buhari in Oyo, he is still trailing the President by over 7 ,000 votes from the results of 31 local governments declared so far.

The Peoples Democratic Party ’s Presidential candidate , Atiku Abubakar, defeated Buhari of the All Progressives in Ondo State.

Atiku scored 275 ,901 votes , Buhari polled 241,769 votes , defeating Buhari by a difference of over 34,000

However , Buhari won in Ekiti State with 219 ,231 votes , while Atiku, who came second in the state, scored 154 ,032 . The difference in votes is over 65,000.

In Osun State, Buhari polled 347 ,674 , votes while Atiku got 337 ,377 votes , with the APC candidate leading with a margin of 10 ,297.

Buhari is also leading in Ogun and Lagos states.

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