- 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.
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
2. Kubau local government
3. Kajuru Local government
4. Kaura Local government:
5. Makarfi local government:
6. Jaba local government:
7. Kudan local government:
8. Giwa local government
9. Kauru local government
10. Kachia local government
11. Soba Local government
12. Sanga local government
13. Zango Kataf local lovernment
14. Kaduna North LG
15. Birnin Gwari LG
16. Chikun local government
APC 24, 262
PDP 86, 251
17. Sabon Gari local government
18. Lere local government
19. Jema’a local government
20. Kagarko local government
21. Kaduna South local government
PDP 31, 429
22. Igabi local government
PDP 37, 948
23. Zaria local government
Earlier, Legit.ng 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.
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