Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has taken an early lead in the Saturday’s presidential poll results in 7 of 11 Local Government Areas of Benue already announced.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports on Monday in Makurdi that the results, which are still being collated across the state, showed Atiku leading in Gwer West, Buruku, Logo, Agatu, Apa, Ado, and Obi LGAs.
The results also showed President Muhammadu Buhari trailing behind in four local government areas.
The LGAs so far won by Buhari were; Tarka, Ushongo, Konshisha and Ohimini while results from 12 other LGAs were yet to be released.
Those being awaited are; Gboko, Guma, Makurdi, Katsina, Vandeikya, Otukpo, Ogbadibo, Oju, Kwande, Gwer East, Ukum and Guma LGAs.
The results showed that Atiku won in Logo with 28,227, in Gwer West with 14,660, Buruku with 23,236, Apa with 8,073, Agatu with 8,225, Obi with 7,803 and in Ado he polled 8,614 to take the lead.
Meanwhile the results of the Senatorial results in the state are yet to be released.
NAN recalls that both Gov. Samuel Ortom and Sen. George Akume, sighted at the INEC office in Makurdi, said they were there to lodge complaints.