The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, was on Monday, March 11, declared the winner of the election just concluded in Borno state.
According to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Zulum scored 1,175,440 votes to beat Mohammed Alkali Imam of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who polled 66,115 votes.
Daily Trust reports that the INEC returning officer for the governorship election and vice chancellor of the Federal University, Kashere, Gombe state, Professor Alhassan Mohammed Gani, made the announcement.
Prof Gani said the number of registered voters in the state was 2,316,218 while those accredited for the election amounted to 1,292,138.
According to him, the total number of votes cast at the election was 1,289,027; the total valid votes was 1,266,967; and the total number of rejected votes was 22,060.
He announced that 32 parties participated in the election.
"Professor Babagana Umara Zulum of the APC, having satisfied the requirements of the law, is hereby declared the winner and returned elected,” Professor Gani declared.
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Legit.ng earlier reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday, March 11, accused the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, of playing the script of the presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The party alleged that Yakubu is doing this by declaring governorship elections in states where the PDP is in clear lead as inconclusive.
The PDP claimed that INEC, under Prof Yakubu, had “become overtly partisan, surrendered its independence to the APC and carries on as a compromised umpire with obnoxious impunity, thereby sending signals of being heavily bribed by the APC to alter results for its candidates."
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