Going by the announced results of 9 out of the 23 LGAs in Sokoto so far collated by the State Returning Officer, Prof. Yakub Yahuza, Buhari has won in eight LGAs. The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, President Muhammadu Buhari, is currently leading in the State. He has won Wamakko, Isa, Kware, Silame, Bodinga, Yabo and Sokoto South LGAs while Atiku won in only Tureta local government area.
Buhari got a total of 188,237 votes, while Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is trailing with a total of 118,415 votes.
Here is a breakdown of the released results from the 9 LGAs
Isa LG – APC= 15,264, PDP= 17,892
Silame LG. – APC= 10,910, PDP= 13,949
Wurno LG – APC= 20,307, PDP= 9,847
Kware LG – APC= 17,684, PDP= 14,570
Bodinga LG – APC= 21,028, PDP= Yet to be declared
Sokoto South – APC= 41,347, PDP= 24,598
Yabo LG – APC= 15,465, PDP= 10,176
Tureta LG – APC= 8,516, PDP= 10,209
Wamakko LG – APC= 37,716, PDP= 17,174