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Atiku defeats Tinubu in President Buhari’s State

The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) Atiku Abubakar has been declared winner of the presidential election in President Muhammadu Buhari’s state, Katsina.

Abubakar secured a total of 489,045 to defeat the All Progressives Congress candidate Bola Tinubu who polled 482,283 votes.

Candidate of the NNPP, Rabiu Kwankwaso, came in at third with 69,386, followed by Labour Party flagbearer Peter Obi who secured 6,376 votes.

Atiku was declared winner of the poll by the Returning Officer of the state, Professor Mua’zu Abubakar Gusau, who is also the Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University Gusau, at the INEC Presidential Election Collation Centre in Katsina.

He won 13 out of the state’s 34 LGAs with APC’s Tinubu winning 21 LGAs. Despite winning fewer LGAs, Mr Abubakar was able to secure victory in the home state of the President with an APC Governor.

To pull off a victory in the state, Mr Abubakar won Batsari, Mashi, Kurfi, Batagarawa, Dutsinma, Kusada, Mani, Kankia, Kankara, Bakori, Jibia, Katsina and Safana LGAs and secured significant votes in the other LGAs.

While Rabiu Kwankwaso of NNPP scooped 69,386 to come third, Labour Party’s Peter Obi notched 6,376 to come distant third.

According to the INEC Returning Officer in the state, elections were cancelled in certain polling units in Baure, Danmusa, Dutsinma, Funtua, Kafur, Kankara, Katsina, Kurfi, Kusada, Mai’adua, Malumfashi, Mashi, Sabuwa and Safana LGAs.

The cancellations were due to thuggery, insecurity, resistance, violence or over voting and obstruction

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