By John Shiklam in Kaduna
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the results of the presidential election in 13 of the 23 local government areas in Kaduna State, with President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winning in eight of the local councils.
Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won in five.
Buhari has a total of 498,951 votes from the results so far released, while Atiku scored a total of 296,208 votes in the five council areas he won so far.
Buhari won in Makarfi, where the former National Caretaker Chairman of the PDP and two-term former governor of Kaduna State, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, comes from.
Other council areas won by Buhari include Kubau, Ikara, Sabon Gari, Soba, Kauru, Giwa and Kudan where the Kaduna State PDP governorship candidate, Hon. Isa Ashiru, comes from.
Atiku won in Kaura, Jaba, Zangon Kataf, Kagarko and Kajuru council areas.
INEC is expected to resume collation of results of the remaining 10 local governments areas by 9:00am Monday.
Details of the results is as follows:
1. KUBAU LG
2. MAKARFI LG
3. IKARA LG
4. KAURA LG
5. JABA LG
7. ZANGO KATAF
8. SABON GARI
9. SOBA LG
APC 51, 548