INEC declares El-Rufai winner of Kaduna governorship election

INEC declares El-Rufai winner of Kaduna governorship election

- Nasir El-Rufai has been re-elected as governor of Kaduna state

- El-Rufai polled a total votes of 1,045,427 while his closest rival, Isa Ashiru of the PDP garnered a total votes of 814,168

- The incumbent governor of the state defeated his closest rival with a margin of 231,259 votes

Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has been declared the winner of just concluded gubernatorial election in the state by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Announcing the result on Monday, March 11, the state returning officer, Muhammed Yahuza Bello, said El-Rufai of the APC scored 1,045,427 votes to emerge winner.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Bello said the candidate, Isah Ashiru of Peoples Democratic Party scored 814,168 votes.

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He said: "Malam Nasiru El-Rufai having fulfilled all the requirements of the law, and scored the highest votes is hereby declared winner of the Kaduna state governorship election."

Bello said the APC won in 14 LGs while the PDP won in nine LGs that make up 23 LGs in the state.

According to him, APC won in Ikara,Kubau,Makarfi, Kudan , Giwa, Kauru and Soba local government areas. The APC also won in Lere, Birnin Gwari, Kaduna north and Sabon Gari, Igabi, Kaduna south, Zaria LGs.

While the opposition PDP won in nine local government areas, including Kajuru,Kaura, Jaba, Kachia, Zango Kataf, Sanga, Kagarko, Jema’a and Chikun LGAs.

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Below is the breakdown of result from the local government in Kaduna state.

1. Ikara Local government

APC: 41,969

PDP: 22,553

2. Kubau local government

APC: 57,182

PDP: 17,074

3. Kajuru Local government

APC: 10,229

PDP: 34,658

4. Kaura Local government:

APC: 8,342

PDP: 38,764

5. Makarfi local government:

APC: 34,956

PDP: 22,301

6. Jaba local government:

APC: 6,298

PDP: 22,976

7. Kudan local government:

APC: 28,624

PDP: 22,022

8. Giwa local government

APC: 51,455

PDP: 19,834

9. Kauru local government

APC: 34,844

PDP: 31,928

10. Kachia local government

APC: 30,812

PDP: 51,780

11. Soba Local government

APC: 55,046

PDP: 25,440

12. Sanga local government

APC: 20,806

PDP: 21,226

13. Zango Kataf local lovernment

APC 13,448

PDP 87,546

14. Kaduna North LG

APC 97,243

PDP 27,665

15. Birnin Gwari LG

APC 32,292

PDP 16,901

16. Chikun local government

APC 24, 262

PDP 86, 251

17. Sabon Gari local government

APC 57,655

PDP 25,519

18. Lere local government

APC 71,056

PDP 45,215

19. Jema’a local government

APC 21,265

PDP 63,129

20. Kagarko local government

APC 21,982

PDP 26,643

21. Kaduna South local government

APC 102,612

PDP 31, 429

22. Igabi local government

APC 102,035

PDP 37, 948

23. Zaria local government

APC 111,014

PDP 35,356

Earlier, reported that the governor of Enugu state, Rt Hon Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has been reelected to serve a second term as governor of the state as he polled the highest number of votes in each of the 17 local government areas of the state.

The governor who ran under the platform of the PDP polled a total of 449, 935 to defeat his closest rival, the candidate of the APC Sen. Ayogu Eze who polled a total of 10, 423. ( -> Same great journalism, upgraded for better service!

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