Atiku narrowly wins Buhari in Edo state

Atiku narrowly wins Buhari in Edo state

- President Muhammadu Buhari won 10 out of the 18 LGAs in Edo state

- However, his opponent, Atiku Abubakar, who won 8 LGAs, got the highes votes in the state

- Atiku polled 275,691 votes, while President Buhari scored 267,842 votes

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) narrowly won the presidential election in Edo state with 7849 votes more than his main rival, President Buhari.

The state collation officer for the presidential election, Prof. Ndowa Lale, announced at the INEC headquarters in Benin that Atiku scored 275,691 votes, while Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scored 267,842 votes.

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However, Buhari beat Atiku in the number of councils won. He won in 10 while Atiku won in eight.

Lale who is the vice-chancellor of the University of Port-Harcourt, said the total number of registered voters in state was 2,150,127 while the total number of accredited voters was 604,915.

He noted that the number of valid votes was 560,711 while 38,517 votes were rejected. He further said the total number of votes cast was 599,228.

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that Atiku was leading in 10 of the 23 local government areas of Rivers in the results so far released.

The latest results announced by collation officers of Khana, Ogu/Bolo and Opobo/Nkoro, showed Atiku maintaining his lead over President Buhari of the APC.

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