Atiku wins in Kebbi, Sokoto amid complaints of hitches, violence


Atiku wins in Kebbi, Sokoto amid complaints of hitches, violence

Presidential candidate of PDP Atiku Abubakar

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has emerged winner of Saturday’s presidential election in Kebbi with 285,175 votes and in Sokoto with 288,679 votes.

Kebbi State Collation Officer, Prof. Usman Saidu, while presenting the result in Birnin Kebbi said the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sen. Bola Tinubu, polled 248,088 votes.

Saidu said the Labour Party (LP) Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi, also scored 10,682 votes while the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), scored 5,038 votes.

He gave the state total registered voters as 1,983,985, number of accredited voters as 599,201;  total votes cast- 591,475; total valid votes-559,522 while 31,953 votes were rejected.

Speaking with newsmen shortly after the declaration the result, the Director-General, PDP Presidential Campaign Council, Kebbi State and party agent, Alhaji Bala Dole expressed appreciation with it

He claimed that if not for some “little hitches” his party would have gotten more votes.

Also, the All Progressives Congress (APC) Agent, Alhaji Ja’afar Ahmed, said there were issues with the result, insisting that the exercise was characterised by violence, late arrival of election materials, malfunctioning of BIVAS as well as inducement in different forms.

In Sokoto state, Atiku Abubakar emerged winner of  Saturday’s  Presidential election in Sokoto State with 288,679 votes.

The State Collation Officer and Vice-chancellor of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Prof. Kabiru Bala, who presented the results in Sokoto on Tuesday said the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled 285,444 votes.

Bala said that  Labour Party’s (LP) Presidential Candidate scored 6,568 votes, while that of NNPP got 1,300 votes.

Also, the Presidential Candidates of Accord Party (A) scored 115 votes, Action Alliance (AA) got 110 votes, AAC 128 votes, ADC 486 votes, ADB 1,105 votes and APGA 808 votes. NAN