Atiku floors Tinubu, Obi in Kebbi
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has emerged winner of Saturday’s presidential election in Kebbi with 285,175 votes.
The State Collation Officer, Prof. Usman Saidu, while presenting the results 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.
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He gave the state’s total registered voters as 1,983,985, the number of accredited voters as 599,201, the total votes cast as 591,475 and the total valid votes as 559,522, while 31,953 votes were rejected.
Speaking with reporters shortly after the declaration of the result, the Director-General, PDP Presidential Campaign Council, Kebbi State, and party agent, Alhaji Bala Dole, expressed appreciation for 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 characterized by violence, the late arrival of election materials, the malfunctioning of BVAS, as well as inducement in different forms.
Responding, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Alhaji Ahmed Bello-Mahmud, expressed appreciation that the elections were conducted peacefully, fairly, credibly, and conclusively, devoid of any rancor.
He appealed to the electorate to maintain the tempo in the forthcoming elections for the good of all.