Presidential Election: Tinubu Wins Niger

The presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has won the presidential election in Niger State.

Presidential Election: Tinubu Wins Niger
Bola Tinubu

Tinubu won in the state with a total of 375,183 votes. His closest challenger, Atiku Abubakar, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) came second in the state.

The INEC collation officer for the presidential election in Niger, Clement Alawa, announced that Tinubu scored 375,183 votes of the total votes cast to beat Atiku who polled 284,898 votes.

According to the official, the candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, scored 80,452 votes while the candidate of the New Nigeria People Party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso, got 21,836 votes to come fourth.

The APC candidate won with a landslide in the Borgu Local Government Area where he is holding the traditional title of Jagaban Borgu. He scored 22,491 votes and defeated his opponent from the PDP who got 9,649 votes in the local government area.

Niger State has 2,667,886 registered voters, out of which 827,416 voters were accredited for the presidential election.

The result showed that the total votes cast were 813,355 out of which 34,687 votes were rejected. Valid votes were 778,668

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