Buhari beats Atiku in Sokoto

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President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar of APC and PDP
President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar
President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar of APC and PDP
President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar

President Muhammadu Buhari won 19 local government areas in Sokoto state, while Atiku Abubakar got four councils in Saturday’s Presidential election.

NAN reports that the results were collated and declared on Monday by the Chief Returning Officer of the state, Prof. Yahuza Bello.

Bello, who is the Vice Chancellor Bayero University, Kano State, said Buhari, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate scored the highest votes of 490, 333 in 19 councils.

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He said Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored 361, 604 votes out of 871, 891 total votes cast while 54, 049 votes were voided.

The governor of Sokoto, Aminu Tambuwal is a member of the PDP.