The People Democratic Party (PDP) Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has been declared winner of the presidential election in Sokoto and Bayelsa states by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
In Sokoto, Atiku Abubakar polled a total of 288,679 votes in Saturday day’s election.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Bola Tinubu, followed closely after securing a total number of 285,444 votes.
Peter Obi of Labour Party (LP) and New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) Rabiu Kwankwaso, came third and fourth with a total of 6,568 and 1,300 votes respectively.
The result was announced by the returning officer for the presidential election in the state, Prof Kabiru Bala.
Kabiru Bala, the Vice Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, announced the winner at exactly 2:38 am on Tuesday.
In the same vein, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) secured victory in Bayelsa State.
He was confirmed winner by the state Returning Officer and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Benin Prof. Lilian Salami, at the Baylesa State presidential election collation centre in the early hours of Tuesday.
The PDP scored a total of 68,818 to edge the Labour Party’s Peter Obi, who scored 49,975. The All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu had 42,572.