INEC announces Atiku winner in Enugu


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday announced Atiku Abubakar of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as winner of Saturday’s presidential election in Enugu State.
The result was announced at the National Collation Centre (ICC) Abuja, by Prof. Joseph Ehaneku, the Vice-Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, who is the Collation Officer for the election in the state.
Ehaneku announced that Atiku polled 355,553 votes to defeat All Progressives Congress (APC)’s President Muhamadu Buhari, who scored 54,423 votes.
Obadiah Mailafia of African Democratic Congress (ADC) was third with 348 votes.
Mr Donald Duke of Social Democratic Party (SDP) camw forth with 472 votes.
According to him, Omoyele Sowore of African Action Congress (AAC) polled 219 votes, and Yusuf Yabagi of Action Democratic Party (ADP) scored 137 votes.
He said that total registered voters in Abia were 1,935,168 but that 452,765 were accredited, while total votes cast in the polls were 451,014 with 30,049 rejected.
Ehaneku noted that elections did not hold in two out of 11 local government areas in the state with 5,578 voters affected as a result of the cancellations. (NAN)

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