Breaking: INEC declares winner in Bauchi governorship election
- Governor Bala Muhammed of Bauchi state has won his reelection for the second term in office
- Muhammed defeated his close rival and candidate for the APC, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar
- Mohammed polled 525,280 while Abubakar scored polled 432,272 after the whole electoral process
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The governor of Bauchi state, Bala Muhammed, has been declared the winner of the state governorship election, The Channels reports.
Legit.ng gathered that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the March 18, 2023 poll, was declared the winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Mohammed polled 525,280 to trounce his closest rival and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar who polled 432,272.
Abubakar is Nigeria’s immediate past Chief of Air Staff.
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The INEC Returning Officer, Prof Abdulkareem Mohammed said:
“That Mohammed Bala Abdulkadir of PDP having satisfied the requirement of the law is hereby returned elected."
Officially, eight of the 11 governors who sought reelection in the March 18 polls held across Nigeria in West Africa have been declared winners by INEC to return to the office for another four-year term each.
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They are Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state, Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State, Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State, Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State and Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state.
Also, five newcomers have won governorship elections in the country — Umo Eno in Akwa Ibom State, Umar Namadi in Jigawa State, Dikko Radda in Katsina State, and Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto in Sokoto State.
Of the 13 winners declared so far in the March 18 governorship poll, nine of them belong to the ruling party, the APC, three are members of the PDP and one is a member of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).
Of the 28 states, 11 serving governors sought reelection while 17 outgoing governors are in the final weeks of their constitutional two-term limits of eight years, having been sworn in on May 29, 2015.
INEC declares the winner of Kano state governorship election
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the candidate of the New Nigeria People Party (NNPP) Abba Kabir, the winner of the governorship election in the state.
It was reported that Kabir garnered 1,019,700 votes against the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nasir Gawuna, who got 890,705 votes.
The NNPP candidate won with 128,995 votes.