President Muhammadu Buhari has defeated the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party at his polling unit.
Wild jubilation broke out following the announcement that Mr Buhari scored 186 votes to defeat Atiku Abubakar, who got 167 votes.
Atiku’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 Mr Buhari, who has stood in every presidential election since 2003.
The results from Atiku’s polling unit are amongst some of the early returns trickling in from across the country in today’s presidential and federal parliamentary elections.
PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr Buhari overwhelmingly won his polling unit in Daura, Katsina State.
Mr Buhari won his polling unit, PU003 at Sarkin Yara ward A, in Daura.
The president scored 523 votes while Atiku got only three votes.