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#NigeriaDecides2019: Oshiomole Loses Edo To PDP

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Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman (APC)
Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman (APC).
The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar narrowly won the presidential election in Edo state with 7,849 votes more than his main rival, President Muhammadu Buhari.

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomole failed to deliver his state, Edo to the party’s governorship candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate, Atiku Abubakar won the state with 7,849 votes more than President Buhari.

Atiku scored 275,691 votes, while Buhari scored 267,842 votes.

However, Buhari beat Atiku in the number of councils won. He won in 10, while Atiku won in eight.

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The total number of registered voters in the state was 2,150,127 while the total number of accredited voters was 604,915.

The number of valid votes was 560,711 while 38,517 votes were rejected.

PDP's victory in the state represents a diminished majority compared with 2015.

In the 2015 election, PDP candidate, Goodluck Jonathan got 286,869 votes, while Buhari got 208,469.

In clear terms, Buhari improved in the state, while the PDP declined.

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