As declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has defeated Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the presidential election in Sokoto state.
The APC candidate scored 490,333 votes in the official result collation while Atiku scored 361,604 votes. INEC's data for the presidential election in the state show that there were 871,891 votes, with 54,049 rejected and total votes cast being 925,940.
Due to glitches in card readers, some polling units could not vote but did the following day. 50 polling units were affected and 33,057 voters were affected.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Sokoto state chapter of the APC on Friday, January 11, dismissed claims of engaging in volatile campaigns levelled against it by the PDP.
The spokesperson of the state’s APC, Alhaji Bello Danchadi, in an interactive session with newsmen in Sokoto, said that the allegation was aimed at tarnishing the image of the party.
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Danchadi said the action was also a manifestation of the PDP’s weakness and acceptance of defeat; and urged the electorate to disregard the claims.
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