Presidential election: Peter Obi wins Nasarawa

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has scored the highest votes in Saturday’s presidential election in Nasarawa State.

Obi secured 191,361 votes in the contest with his closest challenger, Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, who scored 172,922 votes while Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party scored 147,093 votes.

The presidential election results were collated and announced in Lafia on Monday by the Independent National Electoral Commission’s collation officer in Nasarawa State, Prof. Ishaya Tanko.

Tanko, who is the Vice Chancellor, University of Jos, Plateau State, added that the NNPP presidential candidate scored a total of 12,715 votes.

The Collation Officer narrated that the total registered voters in the state were 2,552,716 while the total valid votes were 540,566.

He added that the accredited voters in the state were 562,464 but the total votes cast were 556,937 while the rejected votes were 16,371.