Muhammadu Buhari. (File: AFP)
Benue - All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Maj-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd), has finally defeated President Goodluck Jonathan in the presidential election results in Benue State, Punch reports.
He got a convincing win with over 70 000 extra votes after the long-awaited results for Makurdi, the state capital, came in around 2am on Tuesday.
Buhari polled 38 685 votes in Makurdi to bring is overall total votes in the 23 local government areas of the state to 373 961.
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Jonathan scored 19 739 votes in Makurdi to bring his total vote haul to 303 737.
The two presidential candidates had been in a head-to-head race in the state since Sunday when results of the election started trickling in.
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