The presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has been declared the winner of the presidential election in Niger State.
This was made known by the INEC collation officer for the presidential election in the state, Clement Alawa, who announced that Tinubu scored 375,183 votes of the total votes cast to beat his closest rival, Atiku who polled 284,898 votes.
He went on to say the Labour Party (LP) candidate, Peter Obi, scored 80,452 votes while the candidate of the New Nigeria People Party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso, came a distant fourth with 21,836 votes.
The APC candidate also won with a landslide in Borgu Local Government Area where he holds the traditional title of ‘Jagaban Borgu’.
He scored 22,491 votes to defeat his nearest challenger, the Atiku of the PDP, who polled a total of 9,649 votes in the local government area.
Niger State has 2,667,886 registered voters, out of which 827,416 voters were accredited for the presidential election.
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The result showed that the total votes cast was 813,355, out of which 34,687 votes were rejected. Valid votes were 778,668