JUST IN: Atiku narrowly defeats Buhari in Benue

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The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has won the presidential election in Benue State.

The former vice president defeated the incumbent president, Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC), his main challenger.

Announcing the result in the state collation office in Makurdi in the early hours of Tuesday, the chief returning officer of the state and vice chancellor of the University of Jos, Sebastian Maimako, said the PDP polled 355,355 against the APC’s 347,668.

The PDP candidate won in 13 out of the 23 local governments of the state while Mr Buhari won 10.

Mr Abubakar won in Samuel Ortom, the state governor’s local government while Mr Buhari won in the George Akume, the APC leader’s local government.

Find full details of results below:

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BENUE STATE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION RESULTS

LOGO

APC – 3,872
PDP – 28,227

GUMA

APC – 6,172
PDP – 21,641

OHIMINI

APC – 7,865
PDP – 6,775

GWER WEST

APC – 6,275
PDP – 14,660

OBI

APC – 7,336
PDP – 7,803

AGATU

APC – 4,170
PDP – 8,225

APA

APC – 5,255
PDP – 8,073

TARKA

APC – 12,197
PDP – 4,875

ADO

APC – 5,373
PDP – 8,614

KONSHISHA

APC – 27,165
PDP – 8,726

USHONGO

APC – 18,764
PDP – 15,479

OKPOKWU

APC – 5,956
PDP – 11,974

OGBADIGBO

APC – 6,970
PDP – 8,889

OJU

APC – 14,062
PDP – 10,451

MAKURDI

APC – 39,584
PDP – 24,649

OTUKPO

APC – 17,460
PDP – 15,547

UKUM

APC – 15,806
PDP – 18,827

GWER EAST

APC – 14,907
PDP – 18,192

BURUKU

APC – 17,033
PDP – 23,236

KATSINA-ALA

APC – 20,315
PDP – 24,197

KWANDE

APC – 27,273
PDP – 20,173

GBOKO

APC – 35,750
PDP – 31,117

VANDEIKYA

APC – 28,108
PDP – 16,467
TOTAL

APC – 347,668
PDP – 355,355

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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