The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has declared Alhaji Abubakar Bello of the All Progressive Congress (APC) as the winner of the Niger State governorship election.
The Returning Officer, Prof. Abdulganiyu Hambali of the University of Ilorin, announced on Monday in Minna that Bello scored 593, 702 votes, to defeat other contestants.
“Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello of the APC, having certified the requirements of the law and scoring the highest votes cast, is hereby declared the winner of the governorship election held April 11, 2015,” Hambali said.
He said that the candidate next to him in number of votes, was PDP’s Umar Nasko, who garnered 239, 772 votes, while Alhaji Yakubu Umar of the ADC scored 2, 144 votes.
In Kano, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, the Deputy Governor of the state and APC gubernatorial candidate, emerged winner in the governorship race .
The Returning Officer for the state governorship election, Prof. Mohammed Hamis, announced the election results in Kano on Sunday night.
He said Ganduje scored 1.5 million votes, to defeat Takai of the PDP, who got 509, 726 votes, and 19 other contestants.
‘’Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of APC, having satisfied the requirement of the law and scored the highest number of votes, is hereby declared the winner and returned elected’’, he said.
The Returning Officer said a total of 5 million voters were registered, while 4.3 voters were accredited during the exercise.
Also in Adamawa,Sen. Bindo Jibrilla of APC triumphed over 11 other contestants, amongst them, Malam Nuhu Ribadu, to emerge winner of Adamawa Governorship election.
Declaring the result in the early hours of Monday, the Returning Officer of the election, Prof Geofrey Okogbaa, said Jibrilla scored 362, 329 votes out of the 684, 050 total valid votes cast.
He said Engr Marcus Gundiri of Social Democratic Party (SDP) came second with 181, 806 votes while Mallam Nuhu Ribadu of PDP came third with 98,917 votes, among other contestants
He said a total of 22, 042 votes, were rejected.
Meanwhile, the result of 24 out of 25 House of Assembly seats so far released, showed that APC won 22 seats while SDP and PDP got one seat each.
In Nasarawa State, incumbent Gov Umaru Al-makura of the APC retained his seat, scoring 309,746 votes, to defeat his closet opponent, former Information Minister, Mr Labaran Maku of APGA, who polled 178,983 votes,, and three other contestants.
Announcing the result in Lafia in the early hours of Monday, the Returning Officer, Prof Hassan Abdulmuminin-Rafindadi, said that the governor won in all the 13 local government areas of the state.
According to him, a total of 623,279 votes were cast, out of which 613,508 were valid.
The All Progressive Congress(APC), also won the Governorship seat in Kebbi State, with its candidate, Sen.Atiku Bagudu, garnering 477,376 votes, to defeat 16 other candidates.
The Returning Officer, ,Prof.Muhammad Lawal, who announced the result, said that of the 1,454,369 total registered voters, 873,542 were accredited and participated in the election.
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