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Former vice-president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has appointed former Ogun state governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel as the Director-General of his campaign for 2019 presidency.

In a release personally signed by him, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar said Mr. Daniel will see to the day to day running of his campaign while he focuses on his nationwide consultation.

The statement reads in part: “I am pleased to officially notify you of the appointment of His Excellency, Otunba Gbenga Daniel (“OGD” as he is popularly known), as the Director-General of the Atiku Campaign Organisation.

“OGD is a former two-term governor of Ogun State, and a foremost engineer, businessman and astute politician. He has vast knowledge of the Nigerian political terrain and has a wide network of contacts and friends all over Nigeria, and these are a few of the assets he will be bringing to our campaign organisation.

“I am in no doubt OGD is a very positive and welcome addition to our campaign and I look forward to working with him as he leads over campaign to victory come February 2019.

Otunba Daniel, a businessman, listed as one of 50 most promising Nigerians in a national newspaper in the 1990s, who started hia political career as a young member of the Committee of Friends in the Unity Party of Nigeria, a political party founded by the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo in the late 1970s was one of the major financiers of the Agbalajobi’s aspiration to become the governor of Lagos State in the 1990s. His Kresta Laurel office in Maryland in Ikeja also served as the campaign headquarters of the Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu in 1999 where he also played key roles.

The former Governor of Ogun State was involved so much in the politics of the South west Nigeria, supporting the socio-cultural associations like Afenifere and Yoruba Council of Elders (Y.C.E.) as well as various associations and groups.

He surprised the political landscape of Ogun State in 2003 when he defeated an incumbent, Chief Olusegun Osoba, a feat described by many as almost impossible.

As Governor of Ogun State, Daniel supervised and conducted various elections which returned all Peoples Democratic Party candidates which include 3 senators, 9 House of Representatives and 26 House of Assembly members.

In 2011, Otunba Gbenga Daniel was the Southwest Coordinator of Jonathan/Sambo Presidential Campaign which returned the President in almost a landslide victory in the region.

He was also one of the Chairmanship aspirant at the last People’s Democratic Party’s National Convention which was held in December 2017, during which he was reputed to have visited virtually all the states of the country campaigning and encouraging Party members, Leaders and critical stakeholders of the Party preaching hope and unity. He later stepped down to ensure the party’s unity and cohesion.

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BREAKING: Atiku Defeats Buhari Inside Aso Rock

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Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) secured more votes than President Muhammadu Buhari at one of the polling units inside the presidential villa.

There are two polling units in the seat power.

For PU 022 Atiku polled 525 against Buhari’s 465.

For the senatorial election, PDP won with 546 votes against APC’s 477.

For the House of Representatives, PDP won with 521 votes against APC’s 466.

There are still results of three voting points pending in the second polling unit, PU 021.

The breakdown is as follows:

Unit 022 voting point 1

Presidential

APC 90, PDP 53

Senatorial

APC 89 PDP 55

Reps

APC 90 PDP 53

Voting point 2

Presidential

APC 73 PDP 84

Senatorial

APC 76 PDP 89

Reps

APC 74 PDP 85

Voting point 3

Presidential

APC 76 PDP 87

Senate

APC 76 PDP 87

Reps

APC 75 PDP 82

Voting Point 4

Presidential

PDP 70. APC 76

Senate

PDP 77 APC 69

Reps

PDP 69 APC 67

Voting Point 5

Presidential

APC 40 PDP 90

Senate

APC 50 PDP 92

Reps

APC 43 PDP 87

Voting point 6

Presidential

APC 72 PDP 85

Senatorial

APC 75 PDP 87

Reps

APC 75 PDP 89

Voting point 7

Presidential

APC 38 PDP 56

Senatorial

PDP 59 APC42

Reps

PDP 56 APC 40

Total

Presidential- PDP 525 APC 465

Senatorial PDP 546 APC 477

Reps PDP 521 APC 466

Polling Unit O21, voting Point 1

Presidential

APC 83 PDP 53

Senatorial

APC 86 PDP 57

Reps

APC 84 PDP 57

Voting point 02

Presidential

APC 84 PDP 68

Senatorial

APC 83 PDP 76

Reps

APC 84 PDP 72

Voting point 03

Pending

Voting point 4

Pending

Voting point 05

Pending

Voting point 06

Presidential

PDP 95 APC 28

Senatorial

PDP 101 APC 27

Reps

PDP 101 APC 26

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Presidential

PDP 88 APC 124

Senatorial

PDP 91 APC 117

Reps

PDP 86 APC 117

While the PDP candidate garnered 84 votes, Buhari who ran under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) trailed with 73.

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President Buhari Wins In Atiku’s Polling Unit With 19 Votes

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Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Muhammadu Buhari has defeated the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar at Atiku’s polling unit in Yola.

While President Buhari polled 186 votes, Atiku polled 167 votes.

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BREAKING: PDP Wins At Sanwo-Olu’s Polling Unit #NigeriaDecides2019

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The Peoples Democratic Party defeated the ruling All Progressives Congress at the Femi Okunnu polling unit, Lateef Jakande, Ikoyi where the APC governorship candidate in Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, voted in the presidential poll.

The PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, polled 52 votes to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, who got 48 votes.

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