Atiku vs Buhari: INEC announces winner of Bayelsa State

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, winner in the State.

INEC Returning Officer, Prof. Zana Akpagbo, announced on Tuesday in Yenagoa that Atiku polled a total of 197, 933 votes to beat Buhari of APC who polled 118, 82 votes.

“From the eight LGAs in Bayelsa, we have a total valid votes of 321, 767, total accredited voters, 344, 237, votes cast, 335, 856 and rejected votes are 14, 089.

“Total registered voters are 923, 189,” Akpagbo announced.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that out of the eight LGAs in the state, Buhari won in two -Nembe and Southern Ijaw.

Atiku won in six LGAs -Brass, Ogbia, Yenagoa, Kolokuma/Opokuma, Sagbama, and Ekeremor.