The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has announced the People’s Democratic Party, PDP candidate, Atiku Abubakar as winner of Saturday’s presidential election in Abia state.

The result was announced at the National Collation Centre Abuja, by Chinedum Nwajiuba, the Vice-Chancellor, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo, Ebonyi who was the Collation Officer for the election in the state.

Similarly, Donald Duke of Social Democratic Party, SDP was announced as coming third with 472 votes.

Nwajiuba noted that 98 polling units across seven Local Government Areas of the state were affected, while the number of registered voters affected was 59,825.

Nwajiuba announced that Atiku polled 219,698 votes to defeat the All Progressives Congress, APC candidate, President Buhari, who scored 85,048 votes.