President Muhammadu Buhari of All Progressive Congress (APC) has emerged the winner in Osun State.
Mr Buhari beat his closest rival, Atiku Abubakar, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the presidential election held on Saturday in Osun State and officially announced by Toyin Ogundipe, a professor and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos.
Mr Buhari polled 347,674 votes while Mr Atiku got 337,377 votes, representing a 10,297 margin of victory.
He won 18 of the 30 local governments in the state while Mr Abubakar won 12.
Meanwhile, Atiku is leading in Rivers State after results from nine local government areas were officially announced on Sunday night in Port Harcourt.
Mr Abubakar won in eight of the nine LGAs, losing only one, which was taken by Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress
Mr Abubakar won Oyigbo (APC – 3520; PDP – 16,102), Omuma (APC – 2494; PDP – 15322), ONELGA (APC – 10996; PDP – 28536), and Eleme (APC – 2412; PDP – 8464). He also won Gokana (APC – 9328; PDP – 10276) and Etche (APC – 7163; PDP – 11135).
The other two won by Mr Abubakar were Governor Nyesom Wike’s Obio Akpor (APC – 6875; PDP – 69981) and his party chairman Uche Secondus’ Andoni (APC – 10766; PDP – 72330).
In the ninth LGA, Asari Toru, Mr Buhari won with 8180 votes ahead of Mr Abubakar’s 3175 votes.
All the nine results were approved by the State Collation Officer for Presidential Election, SCOPE, at the collation centre in the Port Harcourt office of INEC on Sunday night.
The exercise stopped after results of the nine LGAs were taken minutes before midnight. INEC said collation would resume at 10 a.m. on Monday.