Atiku beats Buhari, Oshiomhole in Edo

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Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar won in Edo State
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar won in Edo State

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar narrowly won the presidential election in Edo state with 7849 votes more than his main rival, President Muhammadu Buhari.

The national chairman of APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole delivered his polling unit by 775 to zero in favour of Buhari but lost in the overall count.

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 scored 267,842 votes.

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

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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.