The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has defeated his counterpart from the All Progressives Congress APC, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu in President Muhammadu Buhari home state, Katsina after polling the highest number of votes from the 34 LGA in the state.
The Returning Officer for Katsina State Presidential Election, Prof. Ma’azu Abubakar Gusau, announced the result at about 3:00am on Monday, at the Collation Centre located inside INEC Headquarters, Katsina.
Atiku polled 489,045 votes to beat his closest contender, Tinubu who scored 482,283.
The NNPP Presidential Candidate, Rabiu Kwankwaso came third with 69,385 votes followed by Peter Obi of the Labour Party with 6,376 votes.
Gusau said the state has 3,516,719 registered voters in the state out of which 1,097,663 were successfully accredited to vote.
Gusau said the total number of registered voters in the state as 3,516,719. He also said 1,097,663 registered voters were accredited for the exercise out of which 1,091,187 cast their votes. However, only 1,058,673 votes were valid out of the accredited voters as 32,514 votes were rejected or invalid.
The result for each of the political party that participated in the presidential election as announced by Prof Gusau is as follows:
A 255, AA 523, AAC 234, ADC 1405, ADP 1798, APC 482,283,
APGA 1391, APM 603, APP 269, BP 327, LP 6376, NNPP 69386, NRM 1053, PDP 489,045, PRP 1986, SDP 339,
YPP 1029 and ZLP 371.