Tinubu, Rivers, Obi, Atiku

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has emerged winner of Saturday’s presidential election in Kebbi State with 285,175 votes.

The State Collation Officer, Prof. Usman Saidu, while presenting the result in Birnin Kebbi, on Monday, said the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, polled 248,088 votes.

Saidu said Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) also scored 10,682 votes, while Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) garnered 5,038 votes.

He gave the state total registered voters as 1,983,985, number of accredited voters as 599,201;  total votes cast – 591,475; total valid votes -559,522; while 31,953 votes were rejected.

Meanwhile, Atiku also emerged winner of Saturday’s presidential election in Sokoto State with 288,679 votes.

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The State Collation Officer and Vice-chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Prof. Kabiru Bala, who presented the results in Sokoto on Tuesday, said Tinubu of the APC polled 285,444 votes.

Bala said Obi scored 6,568 votes, while Kwankwaso got 1,300 votes.

He gave the state’s total registered voters as 2,037,024; number of accredited voters as 619,492; total votes cast as 607,890; valid votes as 586,815, while 21,015 votes were rejected.

Bala added that 133 registration areas were cancelled during the process, which affected 271 polling units, involving 254,902 voter cards collected out of 301, 299 registered voters.

Atiku, a former Vice President, equally emerged winner of Saturday’s presidential election in Kaduna State.

The PDP presidential candidate garnered 554,360 votes to beat Tinubu, who got 399,293 votes to come second, while Obi polled 294,494 votes to claim third position.

Atiku won in 14 LGAs which include Giwa, Kauru, Lere, Ikara, Kagarko, Zaria, Sabon-Gari, Makarfi, Kaduna South, Kudan, Igabi, Kaduna North, Kubau, and Soba

Obi, however, won in seven Local Government Areas of Chikun, Kaura, Kajuru, Jaba, Kachia, Jema’a, and Zango-Kataf, while Tinubu won in Birnin-Gwari and Sanga LGA.

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