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Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) recounted the votes of the presidential villa in Abuja after documenting the scores by parties in different forms.

In the result initially announced, President Muhammadu Buhari lost to Atiku Abubakar, his main rival, by 17 votes.

While Atiku got 1,030 votes, Buhari trailed with 1,013 votes.

The officials were still collating results of the presidential and national assembly elections from voting points to units at Nigeria’s seat of power when some party agents argued that the figures they had did not tally with the ones with the electoral officials.

Ballots that had been kept away at two voting points were recounted as the INEC personnel started collation all over.

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There is anxiety in the air as some voters are alleging that some powerful persons are trying to arrive at a predetermined result.

Buhari and Atiku split the two units at the presidential villa. While the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate garnered 525 votes at unit 022, Buhari who ran under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), trailed with 465.

Buhari polled more votes than his rival at unit 021, securing 548 as against Atiku’s 505.

The results of the national assembly elections favoured the PDP.

Agents, observers and journalists are still at the collation center awaiting the final outcome

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