Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, narrowly emerged winner in Edo state, home state of the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.
Concise News reports that the State Collation Officer for the Presidential election, Ndowa Lale, announced at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters in Benin that Atiku scored 275,691 votes, while President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scored 267,842 votes.
However, Buhari beat Atiku in the number of councils won. He won in 10 while Atiku won in eight.
Lale, who is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Port-Harcourt, said the total number of registered voters in state was 2,150,127 while the total number of accredited voters was 604,915.
Lale noted that the number of valid votes was 560,711 while 38,517 votes were rejected.
Furthermore, he said that the total number of votes cast was 599,228.