Despite the several missiles fired in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on Saturday morning by the Boko Haram terrorists, results for the presidential election in seven councils are ready.
The results are from the councils worse hit by insurgency in the state.
The results released by the officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the councils showed that President Muhammadu Buhari topped the chat followed by Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
Buhari of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) won by wide margin in the seven local government areas so far collated in Maiduguri.
There are 27 local government areas in the state. Buhari polled 71,944 to Atiku’s 3,348 votes out of the results of seven council areas released as at the time of this report.
A breakdown of the results indicated that Buhari led in Mobbar local government area. Of the total accredited voters of 44,619 only 14,030 were valid votes while 490 were rejected. From the remaining 13,540, Buhari received 13,112 while Atiku got none.
In Gubio local government area there were 38,849 registered voters while 11,346 were accredited. Buhari scored 10,207 while Atiku had 510.
In Nganzai local government area, the total valid votes were 8,058 with Buhari pulling 6,804 and the PDP 975.
The situation was not different in Magumeri local government area as registered voters were 50,991, accredited voters were 14,364 and the total valid votes were 13,738. Of the total 14,364 votes cast, Buhari received 12,739 and Atiku had 692.
The total registered voters in Dikwa local government area was 51,793 while the accredited figure stood at 18, 298. The total valid vote was 17,989 with the APC candidate garnering 17, 805 and the PDP 100.
In Guzamala local government area, the registered voters are 38,805, accredited voters 6,284 and total valid votes, 5971. Buhari had 5,370 and Atiku received 521.
The registered voters in Abadam local government area were 45,707, total votes cast 6, 554. Again, Buhari led with 5,907, and Atiku got 521.
Meanwhile, collation of the remaining 20 councils would be announced today and possibly tomorrow morning.
At the Sir Kashim Ibrahim College of Education collation centre, the minister of State for Works, Power and Housing, Mustapha Baba Shehuri, said that he was not surprised about the victory of the president in the state.
However, the PDP collation agent, Mr. Nicholas Msheliza, protested the results, saying that they did not reflect what was sent in by the various party agents.
He added that most of the results presented were not countersigned by the PDP agents as displayed, which he had pointed out at the collation centre.
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