Atiku Abubakar has closed the gap in terms of state won after he was declared winner of the presidential poll in Imo State.
Atiku defeated President Muhammadu Buhari by amassing a total number of 334,923 votes compared to the latter’s 140,463 votes.
The total number of 2,037,569 voters were registered in the state while a total of 585,741 were accredited.
The total number of votes cast is 542,777 while the total number of valid votes is 511,586. A total of 31,191 votes were rejected.
Apart from the pre-election projection that Atiku stood a better chance than Buhari to claim the South East states in the poll, the victory is also regarded as a reflection of the people’s dissatisfaction at outgoing governor Rochas Okorocha’s government.
The victory in Imo makes it the 11th state Atiku has won out of 24 states (including the FCT) that have been announced so far.
The collation of election results is currently ongoing in Abuja.