Muhammadu Buhari, is leading his major rival President Goodluck Jonathan in Adamawa state as indicated by the results of 14 Local Governments so far released by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Adamawa State has 21 local government areas.
Out of the results declared, APC won in nine Local Governments while PDP won in five local governments.
The local governments whose results have so far been released include Madagali, Lamurde, Michika, Maiha, Mayo Belwa, Yola South and Yola North.
Others are Mubi North, Shelleng, Toungo, Guyuk, Hong, Girei and Song Local Governments of the state.
In Madagali, the PDP scored 4,997while APC polled 3,331 as PDM. In Lamurde, APC scored 7,322 votes while PDP polled 17, 919. Also in Michika Local Government PDP scored 6,762, APC 3,527.
In Maiha APC scored 15,432 as PDP polled 2,603. In Hong Local Government the home town of former Minister of Health Aliyu Idi Hong, APC got the highest votes of 17, 365, while PDP got 16, 662.
Similarly, Mayo Belwa the local government of impeached governor Murtala Nyako, APC polled 24,483 followed by PDP which scored 17, 789.
In Yola South Local Government, Ribadu’s home town, APC scored 39,019 defeating PDP which polled 10,988 votes. The story is also the same in Yola North where both former PDP National Chairman Bamanga Tukur and Mr. Jonathan’s link man Dr. Hassan Adamu (Wakilin Adamawa) cast their votes, APC trounced PDP with 47, 139 against PDP’s 13, 790 votes.
In Toungo, LG, APC got the highest votes of 6,891against PDP that polled 4,239. In Mubi North, APC also scored the highest votes of 20,641 votes as PDP polled 12,964.
In Shelleng, APC scored 14,656 while PDP polled 9,053. In Guyuk, APC scored 9,575 as PDP 19,808.
PDP won in Song Local Government with 18,495 while APC scored 17, 354.
The state’s Returning Officer, Okogbaa Geoffrey, in his preamble, assured that INEC will ensure transparency by sticking to the provisions of the electoral act in their conducts. He commended the stakeholders for exhibiting a sense of sportsmanship.