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2023 Elections: Governors-Elect Emerge Across Nigeria

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The New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP) has consolidated its grip on Kano politics by winning the governorship election in the pyramid state.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the party’s candidate, Abba Yusuf, as the winner of Saturday’s governorship election in the state.

Announcing the result on Monday, the state Returning Officer, Prof. Doko Ibrahim said Yusuf polled 1,019,602 votes to defeat the incumbent Deputy Governor of the state, Yusuf Gawuna, of the All Progressive Congress (APC), who scored 892,705 votes.

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The victory is coming three weeks after the party won the presidential vote in the state and produced two of its three Senators-elect.

Abdullahi Sule Re-elected in Nasarawa State

Gov. Abdullahi Sule of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was re-elected in Nasarawa State.

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The INEC State Collation Officer and Returning Officer, Prof Ishaya Tanko, announced this in Lafia on Monday.

He said the APC candidate polled 347,209 votes to defeat his closest opponent, David Ombugadu, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who got 283, 016 votes.

It seemed like a repeat of the 2019 governorship election where Sule first defeated Ombugadu by polling 327,229 votes against his opponent’s 184,281.

Labaran Maku of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) got 132,784 votes to come third in this year’s governorship election in the state.

Gov. Sanwo-Olu Re-elected in Lagos State

In Lagos, INEC declared Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the winner of Saturday’s governorship election.

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The Returning Officer, Prof. Adenike Oladiji, the Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology (FUTA), Akure, announced this in Lagos on Monday.

She said that Sanwo-Olu polled 762,134 votes to defeat his closest rival of the Labour Party, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour who scored 312, 329 votes.

The PDP candidate, Abdul-Azeez Adediran garnered 62,449 votes to come a distant third.

The Lagos State Collation Agent of the LP, Dayo Ekong, had earlier called for the cancellation of the election, alleging high-level violence, attacks, ballot box snatching, disruption, and disenfranchisement in multiple locations during the vote.

Gov. Abdulrahman AbdulRazaq Re-elected in Kwara State

Just like Gov. Sanwo-Olu, Gov. Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State was declared the winner of Saturday’s Governorship election.

Abdulrazaq won the election to serve a second term of another four years in office on the All Progressives Congress (APC) platform.

The Returning Officer for the election, Prof. Isaac Itodo, who is also the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Markurdi, said Abdulrazaq won in all the 16 local government areas of the state.

He polled 273, 242 votes while his closet rival, Shuaib Yaman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored 155, 490.

Akeem Lawal of the Social Democratic Party (SD) came third with 18,922.

Gov. Inuwa Yahaya Re-elected in Gombe State

Gov. Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State was also re-elected after winning Saturday’s governorship election.

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The INEC Returning Officer, Prof. Maimuna Waziri who is the Vice-Chancellor of Federal University, Gashua, declared the result in Gombe on Sunday.

Waziri said that Yahaya of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scored 342, 821 votes to defeat his closest rival, Jibrin Barde of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who polled 233, 131 votes.

She said that Khamisu Mailantarki of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) polled 19,861 votes while Keftin Amuga of the Labour Party polled 1,753.

Waziri said that the number of registered voters was 1,575,794, while 618,231 voters were accredited adding that the number of valid votes was 605,355, while 11,390 votes were rejected and 616,745 total votes cast.

Yahaya won in nine out of the 11 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state.

Gov. Dapo Abiodun Re-elected in Ogun State

Gov. Dapo Abiodun of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was declared the winner of the governorship election in Ogun State, defeating Oladipupo Adebutu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to retain his seat.

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The state Returning Officer for the Governorship poll, Prof. Kayode Adebowale, made the declaration on Sunday in Abeokuta at about 6.17 p.m, saying that Abiodun scored 276, 298 votes to win the election.

Adebutu got 262, 382 votes, and Biyi Otegbeye of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) came third with 94, 754 votes.

A breakdown of the results on a local government basis, as announced by the local government Collation Officers, showed that Abiodun won in 12 council areas. In contrast, Adebutu won in eight out of the 20 local governments in the state.

Gov. Mai Mala Buni Re-elected in Yobe State

INEC declared Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State as the winner of Saturday’s governorship election in the state.

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The INEC Returning Officer, Prof. Umaru Pate, announced the result in Damaturu on Sunday.

Pate said that Buni of the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled 317,113 votes to defeat his closest opponent, Sherif Abdullahi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 124,259 votes.

Garba Umar of the New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP) came a distant third with 14,246 votes, while Arabi Mohammed of the Action Alliance (AA) polled 3,260.

APC’s Umar Namadi Wins Jigawa Guber Poll    

Umar Namadi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was declared the winner of the Jigawa governorship election.

The INEC Returning Officer for the vote, Prof. Umar Zaiyan of Federal University, Birnin Kebbi announced the result in Dutse on Sunday.

Zaiyan said Namadi scored 618,449 votes to beat his closest rival, Mustapha Sule Lamido who polled 368,726 votes.

According to him, 1.07 million voters were accredited in the March 18 election with 1.05 million votes cast, out of which 1.03 million votes were valid.

Aminu Ringim of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) clinched 37,156 votes.

The PDP had earlier called on the returning officer to declare a section of the election as inconclusive.

Namadi is the incumbent deputy governor of Jigawa State.

PDP’s Umo Eno Wins in Akwa Ibom State

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Umo Eno of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the governorship election in Akwa Ibom State.

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The Returning Officer, Prof. Emmanuel Adigio who is the Vice Chancellor of Nigerian Maritime University, Delta State, announced the results in Uyo on Sunday.

He said Eno won in 29 out of 31 Local Government Areas to defeat Sen. Bassey Akpan of the Young Progressive Party (YPP).

The PDP candidate scored 354,348 votes while the YPP candidate got 136,262 votes.

The All Progressives Congress (APC) scored 129,602 votes, the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) got 12,509 votes, and the Labour Party (LP) scored 4,746 votes.

APC’s Dikko Umar-Radda Declared Winner of Katsina Governorship Election

INEC declared Dikko Umar-Radda of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the governorship election in Katsina State.

Announcing the result on Sunday in Katsina, the State Returning Officer, Prof. Muazu Abubakar-Gusau said Umar-Radda polled 859,892 votes to emerge the governor-elect.

He defeated his closet rival, Sen. Yakubu Lado-Danmarke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 486,620 votes.

Abubakar-Gusau said that the number of registered voters in the state was 3,516,719, while the number of accredited voters for the election was 1,399,291.

Rejected votes were 20,579, while the total valid number of votes was 1,365,848 and the total votes cast was 1,386,427.

The election was canceled in 88 polling units due to violence and over-voting, according to INEC.

APC’s Ahmad Aliyu clinches Sokoto governorship seat

In Sokoto State, INEC declared Ahmad Aliyu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the governorship election.

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The INEC Returning Officer, Prof. Armaya’u Hamisu, declared after the collation of the election results from 23 Local Government Areas of the state, on Sunday, in Sokoto.

Hamisu, the Vice Chancellor of Federal University Dutsin-ma, said Aliyu won the election with 453,661 votes.

He said that Malam Sa’idu Umar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) came second with 404,632 votes.

Only 901,513 of the 2,172,056 registered voters in the state were accredited for the election.

The number of valid votes was 864,419 while 15,357 ballots were rejected.


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