President Muhammadu Buhari has won Nasarawa state for the first time in his political career since 2003, defeating Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, his main challenger.
According to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lafia, the state capital, President Buhari polled 289,903 votes to defeat Atiku who polled 283,847 votes.
Buhari won in eight local governments while Atiku won in five local governments marking the first time the Peoples Democratic Party has lost Nasarawa state in a presidential election since the return to democracy in 1999.
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The president got his highest number of votes in Lafia, the state capital, where he polled 55,254, while Atiku got his highest votes in Karu local government after polling 49,292.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Atiku Abubakar won the presidential election in Ondo state. The state is currently governed by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Nigeria’s ruling APC.
In the final results announced on Monday, February 25, Abubakar of the PDP scored 275,901 votes to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC who scored 241,769 votes, Premium Times reports.
Total accredited voters were 598,586, total votes cast: 586,827, while rejected votes were 30,833.
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The total number of polling units where voting was cancelled is 80. The reasons include over-voting, widespread violence, intimidation of electorate and staff, failure of card readers and outright disruption of the election.
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