The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) defeated Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the Saturday, February 23, presidential election in Borno state.
In the official collation of the presidential result, Buhari scored 836,496 votes to defeat his closest rival who got 71,788 votes.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that President Buhari was leading his major challenger, Atiku, in seven local government areas in Borno state that were displaced by Boko Haram insurgency.
Despite the reclaim of most local government areas that were once under the control of Boko Haram fighters, many of the displaced persons still live in camps.
Legit.ng gathered that the camps were either located in Maiduguri, the state capital, or at various local government headquarters.
Analysts expected that the opposition parties, especially the PDP, might be able to make some inroads in these displaced local governments, especially over residents’ fixation on the ruling party’s inability to effectively degrade the insurgents.
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