The APC Presidential Candidate, Sen. Bola Tinubu, is in early lead as INEC collated presidential election results of 17 out of 20 local government areas of Lagos state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that APC won 10 of the local government results declared so far while the Labour Party’s Presidential Candidate, Mr Peter Obi, won in seven in the closely contested presidential election.
The Candidate of the PDP, Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is coming behind in a distant third.
The exercise, which started at about 6.30 p.m. on Sunday evening at INEC Media Centre at the commission’s headquarters in Yaba,, was stopped intermittently to wait for the arrival of results from some LGAs.
The yet to be presented LGAs results are those of Ojo and Alimosho LGAs while result from Mushin, though presented but yet to be approved and accepted.
The State Collation Centre Offficer, Prof. Adenike Oladiji, the Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), who announced a break at 4.a.m. said that the collation would resume at 10.a.m. on Monday.
NAN reports that the APC won in Agege, Apapa, Badagry, Epe, Ibeju-Lekki, Ifako-Ijaiye, Ikorodu, Lagos Island, Surulere and Lagos Mainland LGAs while LP won in Ajeromi Ifelodun, Amuwo-Odofin, Eti-Osa, Ikeja, Kosofe, Oshodi-Isolo and Somolu LGAs in the announced and submitted results so far.
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The election results were presented by various Local Government Area Collation Officers and accepted by Oladiji after approval.
There were some cases of results cancellation in few polling units for various reasons like over voting, non usage of Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS), violence and others.
The exercise is being conducted under the watch of party agents, domestic and foreign observers, security, media among other stakeholders who had waited all night to see the end of the collation.
The Presidential and NASS elections were held simultaneously across the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory on Saturday. (NAN)