Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party has defeated President Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential polls conducted in Benue State with a margin of 7, 587 votes.
INEC’s Returning Officer, Prof. Sabastine Maimako, of the Federal University of Agriculture in Makurdi who declared the result, said Atiku Abubakar polled 355,255 votes to defeat his major opponent, Buhari who scored 347,668 votes.
The PDP candidate, therefore beat his APC’s opponent by a total margin of 7,587 votes.
While the PDP candidate, Atiku Abubakar won in 12 LGAs of the state, APC’s Buhari won in 11 LGAs.
The total number of votes cast was put at 761,780, while total valid votes was 727,347 and rejected votes were 34,433..
Also, the final analysis of the exercise showed a total registered voters of 2, 391, 276 and accredited voters put at 786, 069.
Below are the scores of the two presidential candidates in all 23 LGAs of the state.
Gwer East LGA
APC – 20315
PDP -24 197
APC – 28, 108
PDP -16, 467
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