Nigeria’s former Vice President and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flagbearer in last Saturday’s Presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has secured a landslide victory from results released from all the eleven Local Government Areas of Gombe State.
Announcing the results at about 01:00am on Monday, the Gombe State Collation Officer, Professor Maimuna Waziri, Vice Chancellor (VC) Federal University Gashua, said Atiku polled the highest votes of 319,123.
The Presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu came a distant second with 146,977 votes in an election that was reported to be generally peaceful all over the State.
During the announcement of the results, Professor Maimuna said total Registered voters in the State stood at 1,549,243 while accredited Voters were 542,997.
She also explained that the total votes cast stood at 533,778, while the total valid votes stood at 510,043. The rejected votes during the election was 23,735.
In the same election results, the candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi, polled 26,160 votes, while that of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso got 10,520 votes.