Presidential Polls: Buhari Scores Highest Votes

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Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has won the highest number of votes in the 2019 presidential election, securing a total of 15,191,847.

His closest rival, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, scored 12,262,978 votes.

According to the results announced by the National Collation Centre Abuja on Tuesday night, Buhari won the highest number of votes in Kano, Kaduna, Katsina, Jigawa, Yobe, Borno, Bauchi, Gombe, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Osun, Ekiti, Lagos, Kogi, Kwara, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara States.

Alhaji Atiku won in 17 states and the FCT. The states won by Atiku are Adamawa, Taraba, Plateau, Oyo, Ondo, Imo, Enugu, Edo, Ebonyi, Benue, Anambra, Adamawa, Abia, Cross River, Rivers, Delta, Bayelsa and Akwa Ibom.

A geopolitical analysis of the states won by Buhari shows that he clinched all the seven states in the Northwest, four in the Southwest, four in Northeast, and four in North central.

On the other hand, Atiku won all the five Southeast states, all the six South South states, two in Southwest, two in North Central, and two in Northeast.

The National Collation Centre has adjourned to reconvene at 3am Wednesday for a final collation of the results and declaration of winner of the 2019 presidential election.