Early fillers from across the country from the presidential election indicated that the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, President Goodluck Jonathan may be coasting home victory.
Jonathan defeated the All Progressives Congress, APC candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari in 2011 and the PDP ticket also trounced Buhari in 2007 when Jonathan ran on joint ticket with late President Umaru Yar’Adua.
Early results from the polling units in majority of the states in the south indicates that PDP is leading the APC as rightly predicted in pre-election survey conducted by independent local and international reputable organizations.
In Lagos the impact of the documentary on one of the leaders of the APC had a great impact on the voters as the PDP candidate became beneficiary of the anger of Lagosians who used their voters’ cards to protest the privatization of the commonwealth of the people of the state by an individual.
The reported arrest of a woman leader of the APC in Lagos, Mrs Basirat Ojugbele, with thumb-printed electoral materials at around 12.15am while moving the materials to a designated point truncated part of the plot to rig the election in favour of the opposition party.
The lady was allegedly sharing the materials to supporter of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Mrs Ojugbele was caught in a Volkswagen bus with plate number FKJ450XJ.
Prior to yesterday’s election, the PDP had raised the alarm that a close ally and staunch supporter of the opposition All Progressives Congress Presidential candidate was the one who manufactured INEC PVC and Card Readers.
In Edo state, Governor Oshiomhole’s camp had restless night as the results trickle in as the people of the state voted against the governor’s candidate. Early results from the polling units in Edo Central gave PDP early lead in the zone.
The situation in Edo South, which controls the majority vote in the state, is not different as the face-off between the governor and the Benin royal family had a huge impact on how the Bini people voted yesterday.
In the South East it was clean sweep for Jonathan but the PDP had to share votes in most of the South East states with the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, for elections for National Assembly seat.
APGA had earlier adopted President Jonathan as its presidential candidate and joined the PDP in mobilizing support for Jonathan in the zone.
In the South-South the PDP candidate had the predicted early lead and the boycott of the poll by the Rivers state governor over protest when INEC officials refused to show him result sheets did not change the outcome of the poll.
In the North, early result from the polling units in Adamawa, Taraba, Plateau, Benue, Federal Capital Territory, FCT, shows Jonathan making good showing.
The surprise early result came from Kaduna state Vice President, Namadi Sambo, broke the jinx by winning his polling unit.
Expectedly, Buhari made good impact in Borno, Yobe, Katsina, Sokoto states where incidences of underage voters were recorded.
In Kano state the PDP made inroads into the strongholds of the APC but Buhari was still having an edge as at last night.

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