Obi floors Tinubu and Atiku at Presidential Villa

The presidential candidates of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, and the major opposition Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, were floored on Saturday at the Presidential Villa, Asokoro, Abuja, by the Labour Party's Peter Obi.

Obi received the highest total number of votes cast for presidential candidates at all 12 polling units observed by our correspondent on Saturday at the Presidential Villa, Asokoro, Abuja.

With a total of six registered voters and four votes cast at polling unit 124 at the Presidential Villa, City Centre, FCT, the LP recorded two votes, the Peoples Democratic Party also recorded two votes, and the ruling All Progressives Congress recorded zero votes, with no invalid vote.

LP recorded 10 votes, PDP one vote, and APC one vote at polling unit 125 at the Presidential Villa, City Centre, FCT, with a total of 27 registered voters and 14 votes cast, while two votes were declared invalid.

With a total of 174 votes cast at polling unit 130 at the Presidential Villa in City Centre, FCT, the LP received 113 votes, the APC received 26, the PDP received 25, the NNPP received one vote, the A Party received two votes, the ZLP received one vote, and the Boot Party received one vote, while five votes were declared invalid.

Furthermore, in polling unit 121, the LP received 58 votes, the APC received 31, and the PDP received 32. At PU 131, LP received 17, APC received six, and PDP received three.

Meanwhile, in the presidential villa's largest polling unit, PU 021, the LP received 194, the APC received 94, and the PDP received 70 votes. In polling unit 022, the LP received 174 votes, the APC received 71 votes, and the PDP received 78 votes.

At polling unit 122, the LP received 105 votes, the APC received 29, and the PDP received 16. LP scored 86, APC 44, and PDP 21 at PU 123.

At polling unit 128, the LP received 12, the APC received one, and the PDP received none. At PU 126, LP received 42 points, APC received 11, and the PDP received 12. Meanwhile, at PU 06, the LP received eight votes, the APC received five, and the PDP received two.

On Saturday, early voters at various polling units at Aso Villa complained about the late arrival of ad hoc staff members of the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The INEC ad hoc staff arrived around 9:20 a.m., while hundreds of voters were already present, according to our correspondent.

Ayodele, a voter who spoke with our correspondent, said he arrived at his polling unit at the Presidential Villa around 6 a.m.

"I've been here since 6 a.m., and it's unfortunate that these guys just arrived minutes past 9 a.m.," Ayodele said. I hope they start voting earlier as well."

"As you can see, the INEC personnel are just arriving, and they arrived late. We've been here for a long time." Precious informed our correspondent that she was yet another voter.

According to an ad hoc staff member who did not give his name to our correspondent, they arrived late because INEC officials did not provide them with election materials on time.

"It's not our fault that we arrived late," he explained. INEC officials failed to provide us with election materials on time. However, we assure voters that the election process will be smooth."

Our correspondent also saw police officers, operatives from the Department of State Security Service, and some military personnel.

Abdulrasheed Bawa, the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, was previously seen inspecting polling units with his team at the Presidential Villa.

Bawa praised the ongoing exercise in a brief interview with journalists.

"We have visited several polling units in Abuja and so far," Bawa said. We have not seen any instances of vote buying."

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