The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari, as the official winner of the February 23 presidential election held in Yobe state.
Legit.ng gathers from the official announcement made by the commission that Buhari won a total number of 497,914 out of total valid votes of 559,365.
On the other hand, Atiku Abubakar of the PDP scored 50,763. Atiku has lost two states completely so far (below 25% threshold): Yobe and Gombe
Here are the results as announced by the electoral body in Abuja:
President Buhari has won in nine states including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) by 755,082 votes so far. APC has 55.80 percent in votes, while the PDP has a low 40.92 percent.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the former vice president and candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, defeated President Buhari in Saturday, February 23 presidential election, held in Abia state.
Legit.ng reports that the total valid votes were: 323,291 and Atiku Abubakar polled: 219,698 while President Buhari secured: 85,058.
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