Atiku defeats Tinubu, Kwankwaso in Gombe

THE presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar has won the presidential election in Gombe State.

Atiku polled 319,123 in the 11 local government areas (LGAs) of the state, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The Gombe State Collation Officer Prof Maimuna Waziri, who announced the result around 1am on Monday, said the PDP candidate had the highest number of votes in the North-East state.

The former Vice President won with over 160,000 votes ahead of his closest rivals –  Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP), Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).



    Tinubu came a distant second with 146,977 votes in the election.

    The ICIR gathered that Obi and Kwankwaso secured 26,160 and 10,520 respectively.

    Maimuna noted that the total registered voters in the state was 1,549,243, while accredited voters were 542,997.

    She also explained that the total votes cast was 533,778, while the total valid votes stood at 510,043. The rejected votes during the election was 23,735.

    Usman Mustapha is a solution journalist with International Centre for Investigative Reporting. You can easily reach him via: [email protected]. He tweets @UsmanMustapha_M

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