2019 election: APC candidates ahead in Kano, Yobe local government as Kwankwaso loses stronghold

2019 election: APC candidates ahead in Kano, Yobe local government as Kwankwaso loses stronghold

- APC is reportedly leading in some local governments in Kano and Yobe states

- Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, the senator representing Kano central, lost his local government

- It was gathered that while President Buhari polled 26,110, his major challenger, Atiku Abubakar of PDP, scored 13,113 votes in the local government

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano state has defeated Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Saturday, February 23, presidential and National Assembly election in Madobi local government area of Kano state.

Legit.ng reports that Madobi is Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso's local government area.

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It was gathered that the returning officer for the local government, Sani Umar, made the announcement on Sunday, February 24, at Madobi.

He said that the APC presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari secured 26,110 to defeat PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar who got 13,113 votes.

Similarly, Prof. Mansir Umar-Bindawa, the returning officer who announced the National Assembly elections result, said the APC candidate for Kano central senatorial candidate, secured 22,731 while PDP senatorial candidate got 15,524 votes in the local government.

According to Umar-Bindawa, the APC House of Representatives candidate defeated his PDP counterpart with 22,100 votes as against 15,925 votes.

In related development, the INEC has declared the APC presidential candidate as winner of Tofa local government area of the state.

INEC returning officer, Mohammed Murtala, who announced the result, said Buhari scored 19,984 to defeat Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the PDP who polled 7,732 votes.

Murtala also announced APC as winner of the Kano north senatorial zone with 16,794 votes as against PDP’s 10,746 and PRP’s 397 votes.

The returning officer for the presidential election in Garin Malam local government area, Prof. Dahiru Sani-Shuaibu, said APC scored 23,810 against PDP’s 4,861 votes.

Umar Abbas, the returning officer for the Senate in Garin Malam local government, said APC’s senatorial candidate for Kano south senatorial zone scored 18,412 while PDP candidate scored 8,548 votes.

Abbas also declared APC House of Representatives’ candidate after polling 18, 029 to defeat PDP’s candidate who scored 8,262 votes.

In Yobe, the APC scored 12,227 votes against PDP’s 325 votes in the presidential election in Gujba local government area of the state.

Madu Gadaka, collation officer of the local government while presenting the election results on Sunday, said a total of 13,526 votes were cast, out of which APC garnered 12,227 and PDP scored 325 while 635 votes were rejected.

Prof. Abubakar Gundiri, the presidential collation officer in Yobe, asked agents of the parties if their records tally with the submission made by local government collation officer.

Zaji Bunu, APC agent and Abdu Bulama of PDP both agreed with the figures submitted as true copy of the election results. (NAN)

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Senate president Bukola Saraki lost the second local government out of four local governments in his senatorial district.

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