Buhari in Lagos on 9 February 2019: beats Atiku with a smaller margin than in 2015 against Jonathan
President Muhammadu Buhari has won the Presidential election in Lagos State, by defeating his rival, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, with a 132,798 vote margin.
The margin was lower than the 160,143 votes with which Buhari defeated Jonathan in 2015 in the megapolis. Buhari then polled 792,460 votes, while Jonathan got 632,327.
In the latest results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Yaba area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria on Monday afternoon, Buhari polled 580,814 votes to beat Atiku, who got 448,016 votes in keenly contested election.
While Buhari won in 15 Local Government Areas of Lagos, Atiku won in five councils, heavily populated by South East residents.
The full result:
Lagos lsland LG
Ifako Ijaiye LG
Lagos Mainland LG
APC : 39,216
PDP : 34,312
PDP: 31, 971