#NigeriaDecides2023: Atiku defeats Tinubu to win Sokoto, Kebbi

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Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, has secured victory in the election in Kebbi state.

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Usman Saidu, the collation officer, said Atiku polled 285,175 votes to win the state.

Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, was said to have polled 248,088 votes.

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The collation officer said Peter Obi, the Labour Party (LP) standard bearer, had 10,682 votes while Rabi Kwankwaso, the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), scored 5,038 votes.

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He gave the state’s total registered voters as 1,983,985, and the number of accredited voters as 599,201.

The total votes cast were 591,475, the total valid votes were 559,522 while 31,953 votes were rejected.

Speaking shortly after the result was announced, Bala Dole, the director-general of the PDP campaign in Kebbi, said if not for some ”little hitches”, his party would have secured more votes.

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In Sokoto, Atiku Abubakar also won the presidential election in the state, securing 288,679 votes.

Kabiru Bala, the state collation officer and vice-chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), presented the results in the early hours of Tuesday.

Bala said Tinubu polled 285,444 votes, Obi secured 6,568 and Kwankwaso got 1,300 votes.

The presidential candidates of Accord Party (A) scored 115 votes, Action Alliance (AA) got 110 votes, AAC 128 votes, ADC 486 votes, ADB 1,105 votes and APGA 808 votes.

The candidates of APM secured 273 votes, APP had 219 votes, BP 126 votes, NRM 681 votes, PRP 324 votes, SDP 120 votes, YPP 175 votes and ZLP polled 208 votes

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