The Independent National Electoral Commission on Tuesday announced President Muhamadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress as the winner of Saturday’s presidential election in Kaduna State.
The result was announced at the National Collation Centre Abuja, by Prof. Bello Shehu, Vice Chancellor, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, who is the Collation Officer for the election in the state.
Shehu announced that Buhari polled 993,445 votes to defeat Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s Atiku Abubakar, who scored 649,612 votes. Donald Duke of Social Democratic Party was third with 1,737 votes.
According to him, Obadiah Mailafia of African Democratic Congress scored 558 votes, Omoyele Sowore of African Action Congress polled 243 votes, while Mr Yabagi Yusuf of African Democratic Party had 227 votes.
He said that total registered voters in Kaduna were 3,861,033 but only 1,757,868 were accredited, while total votes cast in the polls was 1,709,005 with 45,402 rejected.
Shehu noted that votes from 85 wards with a total of 282 polling units were cancelled for various reasons which affected 189,865 voters across the 23 local government areas in the state.