Buhari leads with 612,371 votes in Niger

Buhari leads with 612,371 votes in Niger

- President Muhammadu Buhari has been declared by INEC as the winner of the presidential election in Niger state

- Buhari polled 612,371 votes while his closest rival, Atiku, polled 218,052 votes

President Buhari, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Saturday’s presidential elections, has scored 612,371 votes in Niger.

Prof. Anjela Mary, the state collation officer for the presidential election, announced this.

Mary, who is the vice-chancellor of the Federal University Lokoja, said Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored 218,052 votes.

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She said the total number of registered voters was 2,375,568 while the total number of accredited voters was 911,964

Mary added that the number of valid votes was 851,937 while 45,039 votes were rejected. She also said the total number of votes cast was 896,976.

The News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) reports that the result announced by local government collation officers showed that Buhari won in all the 25 councils of the state.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Atiku Abubakar defeated President Buhari in Saturday, February 23 presidential election, held in Ebonyi state.

The total valid votes were 359,131, according to the declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission in Abuja on Monday evening, February 25.

Abubakar polled 258,573 while the incumbent President Buhari managed to scored 90,726

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