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Here Are The Winners: Nigerian Politics

by Anita Ogona

The Returning Officer for the Kano Governorship Election, Prof. Bello Shehu, has declared incumbent Governor Abdullahi Ganduje winner of the 2019 governorship election in the state.

the results of a combination of March 9 and 23 elections show All Progressives Congress as garnering 1,033,695, while the People’s Democratic Party netted 1,024,713.

Ganduje won with a margin of 8,982,

The Benue State Governorship Collation/Returning Officer, Mr. Sabastine Maimako Yesterday declared the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Mr. Samuel Ortom, as the winner of the March 9 governorship election.

He said Ortom, who is the incumbent governor, polled 434,473 votes to defeat his closest opponent, Mr. Emmanuel Jime, candidate of the All Progressives Congress who scored 345,155 votes.

Maimako said the total registered votes were 2,471,894, total accredited voters were 858,947, while total valid votes stood at 830,954.

The Twitter handle of the Sokoto Government House revealed the congratulatory calls, moments after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) formally declared Mr Tambuwal winner of the election. It will be recalled that Aliyu was Tambuwal’s deputy until the governor defected to the PDP in a bid to contest for the presidential polls, forcing Aliyu to resign and take up the APC governorship mantle in the state. The election that threw up Tambuwal for the second term in office was initially declared inconclusive when it was first held on March 9, 2019, prompting the rerun held on Saturday. Announcing the result in the state capital, the Chief Collation/Returning Officer, Prof. Fatima Mukhtar, said that Tambuwal of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) secured the highest votes of 512, 002, defeating Mr Aliyu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who polled 511, 660 votes. March 9 election.

Plateau state governor Solomon Lalong of APC also won his seat back to run for a second term in office.

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