Buhari floors Atiku in Bauchi gov’s unit


The All Progressives Congress won the presidential election in the  Gindim Durumi polling unit of Bauchi  State Governor Mohammed Abubakar in Bauchi on Saturday.



The APC presidential candidate  Muhammadu Buhari polled 628 against PDP’s Atiku Abubakar  93.



The governor is seeking a second term under the banner of the APC.



A total of  767  voters were accredited  in the unit of 1,491 registered voters.



However,  the People’s Redemption Party   pulled off the biggest surprise of the House of Representatives poll  by   scoring 467  votes against APC’s  287.  The PDP  came third with 171 votes.



In the senatorial poll,  the APC scored 287, PDP 191 and PRP 241.



However, the card readers  failed to function in some of the polling units in the state, forcing electoral  officials to resort to manual accreditation.



The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara,  expressed his satisfaction with the conduct of the elections despite the card reader failed to recognise his fingerprint  during accreditation.



But Dogara finally  cast his vote at 9.45am at  the  Gwaranga Primary School polling unit in Bogoro Local Government Area of Bauchi State.



“I think it’s fairly  ok,  judging by what I have seen here,” the lawmaker told reporters.



 “It’s a bit smooth, but in a sense, you know I had a problem with the card reader, it couldn’t automatically authenticate me.



“I had to cast my vote on the  voter register.  So, that is one of the flaws I have noted, even though the process of authentication was repeated twice, but somehow,  the card reader couldn’t accept my fingerprint.”



Dogara, who represents Dass/Tafawa Balewa/Bogoro Federal Constituency,  is a candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party.



He  said he was impressed with the massive turnout  at  his polling unit.
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