Buhari in the early lead in Kano
President Muhammadu Buhari is enjoying an early lead in the Presidential elections with 10 out of the 44 local government areas of Kano state to his favour.
Kano has been the stronghold of the president, however, Atiku sent shivers through the nerves of the All Progressive Congress (APC) when his rally pulled an overwhelming crowd in the core northwestern state about two weeks ago. The Sani Abacha Stadium where he used as filled beyond capacity.
Results at the moment show that at the end of collation of results by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in 10 LGAs, Buhari is in clear lead.
In Tofa local government area, Mohammed Murtala, returning officer for the local government, announced that the Buhari scored 19,984 while Atiku polled 7,732 votes.
In Madobi, the local government of Rabiu Kwankwaso, a strong ally of Atiku, Buhari secured 26,110 votes ahead of Atiku’s 13,111.
At Garun Malam, Buhari garnered 23,810 votes while Atiku scored 4,861 votes. In Bagwai local government. In Kunchi Buhari scored 20,375 and Atiku 4,983.
In Gabasawa, Buhari scored 24,420, while Atiku had 6,130. In Bunkure, the APC secured 7,232, while PDP got 9,528. In Rimin Gado, Buhari scored 20,589 while Atiku secured 10, 305.
In Karaye local government, the president scored 23,023 ahead of his rival who 8,265.
In Dawakin Tofa, the local government area of Abdullahi Ganduje, the governor, Buhari had 37,417 votes while Atiku polled 6,507.
The collation of results is ongoing while INEC has announced that the final results will be announced on Monday.