Atiku defeats Buhari in Delta

Atiku Abubakar

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday declared that Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won the presidential election conducted in Delta State.

State Collating Officer, Prof. Seth Jaja of Federal University, Otuoke, announced the result in Asaba on Tuesday.

Prof Jaja said Atiku won in 23 local government areas out of 25 in the state.

They are: Aniocha South, Aniocha North, Oshimili South, Oshimili North, Ika South, Ika North-East, Burutu, Sapele, Ughelli South, Okpe, Warri South, Warri South West, Warri North and Udu.

Others are Ethiope West, Bomadi, Uvwie, Isoko North, Isoko South, Ndokwa East, Ndokwa West, Burutu and Patani.

Muhammadu Buhari of All Progressives Congress (APC) won in Ethiope East and Ughelli North.

Atiku polled 594,068 votes while Buhari scored 221,292 votes.

The state had 2,719,313 registered voters, and 891, 647 voters were accredited for the election.

Total valid votes cast were 829,762, while 52,492 were rejected.