Atiku Defeats Buhari Narrowly in Edo


Alhaji Atiku Abubakar narrowly won the presidential election in Edo State with 7,849 votes more than his main rival, President Muhammadu Buhari.

The state Collation Officer for the presidential election, Prof. Ndowa Lale, announced at the INEC headquarters in Benin that Atiku scored 275,691 votes, while Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scored 267,842 votes.

However, Buhari beat Atiku in the number of councils won. He won in 10 while Atiku won in eight.

Lale, who is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt, said the total number of registered voters in state was 2,150,127, while the total number of accredited voters was 604,915.

Lale noted that the number of valid votes was 560,711, while 38,517 votes were rejected.

He further said the total number of votes cast was 599,228. (NAN)