The incumbent governor and candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in Plateau State, Simon Lalong, has taking the lead, after ten out of the seventeen LGAs were declared at the Governorship Collation Centre, in Jos, the state capital.
According to the results announced, the ruling APC candidate has 252, 408 votes, while the PDP candidate has 249, 856 votes.
LIVE FROM THE COLLATION CENTER OF INEC, #PLATEAU
GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION RESULT UPDATE
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In Bassa LGA, the Collation Officer, Dr Benjamin Ligima, announced that the ruling APC got 29, 401, while the PDP got 32, 825 votes.
From Mikang LGA the PDP got 11, 703, while the ruling APC got 15, 150 votes; in Langtang South LGA, the ruling APC got 13, 495 votes, while the PDP got 17, 644 votes.
In Pankshin LGA the PDP got 24, 788 votes, while the ruling APC got 35, 769 votes.
The ruling APC won in Kanam LGA after securing 54, 394, while the PDP got 21, 956 votes.
INEC has officially announced the governorship election results of 4 additional LGA in Plateau State:
APC – 15,150
PDP – 11,703
APC – 29,409
PDP – 32,825
Lantang South LG
APC – 13,495
PDP – 17,644
APC – 35,769
PDP – 24,788#PlateauDecides2019
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Newsmen had earlier reported that the main opposition PDP candidate Jeremiah Useni was leading in the first five LGAs announced.
The Collation Officer of Jos East LGA, said the APC got 18, 602 votes, while the PDP got 7, 994 votes.
In Kanke LGA the Collation Officer declared that APC got 23, 360 votes, while the PDP got 22, 831 votes.
The Collation Officer for Langtang North, which is the LGA of the candidate of the main opposition PDP announced that ruling APC got 18, 979 votes, while the PDP got 40, 519 votes.
In Barkin Ladi LGA the Collation Officer Dr Golen announced that the APC got 17, 039, while the PDP got 44, 233 votes.
He also said there was a cancellation of the result of a polling unit which has to do with over voting, malfunction of card reader and the unit has 570 registered voters.
The Collation Officer for Bokkos LGA, Dr Gurumyen George, announced that the ruling APC got 26, 219, while the PDP got 25, 363.
He, however, said there were cancellations in five polling units due similar issues aforementioned, and they have a total of over 4, 000 registered voters.
Results are being awaited for seven more LGAs.