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General News of Tuesday, 28 February 2023


Tinubu wins second state in the North

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Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has won the presidential election in Zamfara State.

This follows the announcement of the results by the Zamfara State presidential election, Prof. Kashim Shehu in the state capital, Gusau in the early hours of Tuesday.

Tinubu polled 298,396 votes to win the state. The former Lagos governor won 12 out of 14 local government areas in the state, while the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Atiku Abubakar, won two.

Atiku polled 193,978 votes while Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party scored 4,044 votes with Peter Obi of the Labour Party polling 1,660 votes.

The total number of registered voters in the state was 1,879,308, while 527,137 of them were accredited for the poll.

A total of 502,923 valid votes were recorded and 16,508 votes, bringing the total votes cast to 519,431.

Tinubu's victory follows his win in Jigawa