President Buhari wins all 34 LGAs in Katsina - Collation officer

President Buhari wins all 34 LGAs in Katsina - Collation officer

- Prof Fatima Mukhtar, the Katsina state collation officer says, President Buhari of the APC polled 1,232,133 votes in the presidential election from the state

- Mukhtar notes that Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party who got 308,056 votes in the state

- The collation officer says the state has a total of 3.2 million registered voters, but only 1,628,865 voters were accredited during the election

Presidential Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has won in all the 34 local government areas of the Katsina, his home state, with a wide margin in the presidential election.

Prof Fatima Mukhtar, the state collation officer, said Buhari polled 1,232,133 votes to defeat Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who got 308,056 votes, The news Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

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However the number of votes recorded by Buhari is about 100,000 fewer than the 1,345,441 he got in 2015, when he ran against former President Goodluck Jonathan.

The state has a total of 3.2 million registered voters, but only 1,628,865 voters were accredited during the election, Mukhtar said.

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Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and former Nigeria's vice president has defeated President Muhammadu Buhari and candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari, in Saturday, February 23, held in Ebonyi state.

Legit.ng reported that the total valid votes were: 359,131, according to the declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja on Monday evening, February 25.

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