PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has defeated the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar at his polling unit at Ajiya Ward in Yola, Adamawa State.
The president scored 186 votes to defeat Abubakar who scored 167 votes.
Abubakar’s loyalists were quick to play up the figure as a remarkable showing for their candidate, despite its closeness, saying the unit has been historically won by Buhari, who has stood in every presidential election since 2003.
The results from Abubakar’s polling unit are amongst some of the early returns trickling in from across the country in today’s presidential and federal parliamentary elections.
— Káyọ̀dé Ògúndámisí (@ogundamisi) February 23, 2019