The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has defeated the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Bola Tinubu in President Muhammadu Buhari’s state, Katsina.
The North West state voted by a landslide in support of President Buhari in 2015 and 2019.
Abubakar polled a total of 489,045 to edge out Tinubu who scored 482,283 votes and other candidates.
Candidate of the NNPP, Rabiu Kwankwaso, came in at third with 69,386 and was followed by Labour Party flagbearer Peter Obi who secured 6,376 votes.
The PDP candidate won 13 out of the state’s 34 LGAs with APC’s Tinubu winning 21 LGAs. However, despite winning fewer LGAs, Mr Abubakar won the state.
To pull off a victory in the state, Mr Abubakar won Batsari, Mashi, Kurfi, Batagarawa, Dutsinma, Kusada, Mani, Kankia, Kankara, Bakori, Jibia, Katsina and Safana LGAs and secured significant votes in the other LGAs.
APGA – 1,391, NNPP – 69,386, Labour Party – 6,376, PRP – 1,986, SDP – 339, YPP – 1,029 and ZLP – and 371 votes, respectively.
Atiku was declared winner of the poll by the Returning Officer of the state, Professor Mua’zu Abubakar Gusau, who is also the Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University Gusau, at the INEC Presidential Election Collation Centre in Katsina.