Atiku narrowly defeats Buhari in Benue
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.