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General News of Tuesday, 28 February 2023


Atiku wins Buhari’s home state, Katsina

Bola Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar Bola Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has defeated the ruling All Progressives Congress in Katsina, President Buhari's state.

The former vice president polled 489,045 votes from across the 34 LGA in the state beating Tinubu who polled 482,045 votes to come second in the Katsina presidential election held on Saturday.

Katsina State Presidential Election Returning Officer, Prof. Ma’azu Abubakar Gusau disclosed this to journalists, election monitors/observers at the INEC Collation Centre early hours of Monday morning.

The Presidential candidate of the NNPP, Rabiu Kwankwaso came a distant third with 69,385 votes and was followed by Peter Obi of the Labour Party who secured 6,376 votes.

Gusau gave the result of the other presidential candidates as follows:
A 255, AA 523, AAC 234, ADC 1405, ADP 1798, APGA 1391, APM 603, APP 269, BP 327, NRM 1053, PRP 1986, SDP 339,
YPP 1029 and ZLP 371.

The state returning officer, however, noted that the presidential election results were cancelled in some polling units in 15 LGAs due to thuggery, over-voting, among other reasons.