Buhari bags Nasarawa state for first time

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President Buhari with Nasarawa state governor Almakura: Buhari wins Nasarawa for the first time

President Muhammadu Buhari has won Nasarawa state for the first time in his political career since 2003, defeating Alhaji Atiku Abubakar with over 6,000 votes.

Results collated by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lafia shows that President Buhari polled 289, 903 votes to defeat Atiku who polled 283,847 votes.

The Returning Officer, Prof. Azubuike Nwankwo, said Buhari won in eight local governments while Atiku won in five local governments marking the first time the Peoples Democratic Party has lost Nasarawa state in a presidential election since the return to democracy in 1999.

The president got his highest number of votes in Lafia, the state capital, where he polled 55,254, while Atiku got his highest votes in Karu local government after polling 49,292.

*Apology: some figures were earlier mixed up. We apologise for the error.


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