The Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Alh. Atiku Abubakar has been declared the winner of Saturday’s Presidential election in Taraba state.
The State Presidential Collation officer, Prof. Shehu Iya who is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Madibo Adamawa University of Technology, Yola said Atiku polled a total of 374, 743 votes to emerge winner.
He said President Muhammadu Buhari who is the candidate of the All Progressive Congress polled 324,906 votes to come second.
According to him out of the total 1,777,105 registered voters in the state, 777,105 eligible voters in Taraba state were accredited, while 741, 564 votes were cast.
Iya noted that the total number of valid votes was 712, 877 while 28, 627 votes were rejected.
The PDP state returning officer for the Presidential and National Assembly elections, Mr Haruna Gbana in an interview expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the elections in the state.
But his APC counterpart, Prof. Abbas Bashir faulted the electoral process, especially with the conduct of ad-hoc staff and charged the electoral umpire to make amends during the Governorship and State Assembly elections.
Our correspondent reports that Atiku won in 10 local governments while President Buhari won in six local governments.