Nigeria: El-Rufai Wins Kaduna Governorship Election


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Kaduna State governor, Nasiru El-Rufai at Kajuru.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared incumbent governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, as winner of the governorship polls.

Mr El-Rufai defeated his closest rival with a margin of 231, 259 votes.

Elections were held in the 23 local governments of the state on Saturday. The election was contested by 38 governorship candidates.

After a collation that lasted two days, Mr El-Rufai was declared winner by Prof. Muhammed Bello, the state collation officer.

Mr Bello said the incumbent governor polled a total votes of 1, 045, 427.

His closest rival, Isa Ashiru of the Peoples Democratic Party garnered a total votes of 814, 168.

“That Nasir El-Rufai of the APC having satisfied the requirements of the law and having scored the highest number of votes is hereby returned and elected,” Mr Bello said.

Distribution of the votes indicates that Mr El-Rufai won in 14 local governments while Mr Ashiru won in nine.

Already, the PDP had threatened to reject the election result if is ‘against the wish of the people. ‘

In a press conference on Monday, the chairman of the party, Felix Hyet, alleged irregularities and rigging in the Saturday election.

See official local government results below:

1. KAURA LG APC – 8, 342 PDP – 38, 764

Collation Officer: Dr. Lucas Maude 2. MAKARFI LG APC – 34, 956 PDP – 22, 301

Collation Officer: Tijani Abubakar

3. JABA LG APC – 6, 298 PDP – 22, 976 Collation Officer: Ajibike Maruf Ajibola

4. KUDAN APC – 28, 624 PDP – 22, 022

Collation Officer: Prof. Yusuf Dada Amadi

5. IKARA LG APC – 41, 969 PDP – 22, 553 Collation Officer: Prof. Mustapha Abdullahi

6. KUBAU LG APC – 67, 182 PDP – 17, 074 Collation Officer: Dr. Salisu Garba

7. KAJURU LG APC – 10, 229 PDP – 34, 658 Collation Officer: Dr. Abubakar Ibrahim

8. GIWA LG APC – 51, 455 PDP – 19, 834 Collation Officer: Prof. Lawal Saidu

9. KAURU APC – 34, 844 PDP – 31, 928 Collation Officer: Prof. Boyi Jimoh

10. KACHIA LG APC – 30, 812 PDP – 51,780 Collation Officer: Mustapha Abdullahi

11. SOBA LG APC – 55, 046 PDP – 25, 440 Collation Officer: Dr. Musa Ibrahim

12. ZANGON KATAF LG APC – 13, 448 PDP – 87, 546 Collation Officer: Olusegun Ajayi

13. SANGA LG APC – 20, 806 PDP – 21, 226 Collation Officer: Alhassan Muhammed

14. KADUNA NORTH LG APC – 97, 243 PDP – 27, 665 Collation Officer: Zakari Muhammed

15. BIRNIN GWARI LG APC – 32, 292 PDP – 16, 901 Collation Officer: Muhammed Shehu

16. CHIKUN LG APC – 24, 262 PDP – 86, 261 Collation Officer: Prof. Emmanuel Bamidele

17. SABON GARI APC – 57, 655 PDP – 25, 519 Collation Officer: Prof. Abdullahi Idris

18. LERE LG APC – 71, 056 PDP – 45, 215 Collation Officer: Dr. Salihu Musa

19. JEMA’A LG APC – 21, 265 PDP – 63, 129 Collation Officer: Dr Uguru Chike

20. KAGARKO LG APC – 21, 982 PDP – 26, 643 Collation Officer: Ibrahim Adamu

21. KADUNA SOUTH LG APC – 102, 035 PDP – 37, 948 Collation Officer: Prof. Wilson

22. IGABI LG APC – 102, 612 PDP – 31, 429

23. ZARIA LG APC – 111, 014 PDP – 35, 356 Collation Officer: Prof. Muhammad Garba

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