Guber election: APC wins Ogun, Kwara, Gombe as PDP secures Oyo, Akwa Ibom, Ebonyi [See other results]

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, yesterday confirmed that Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi won Saturday’s governorship election, on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, with 449,934 votes, to defeat all other contestants.

The All Progressives Congress, APC, polled 10,423 while the only female candidate in the contest, Nnenna Anozie, got 156 votes.

Results of the 17 council areas of the state, as announced by INEC’s collation/returning officers showed that the PDP got over 98 per cent of the total votes cast in the election.

Total accredited voters stood at 478,241, was less than 25 per cent of the total registered voters in the state which is 1,944,803.

Declaring the results, the Returning Officer, Vice Chancellor of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Prof. Joseph Ahaneku, said that PDP won with 449,935 votes.

“By the power vested on me, I, Professor Joseph Ahaneku, hereby, declare Mr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of the PDP, the winner of the March 9, 2019 governorship election held in Enugu state. Having satisfied the requirements of the law and scored the highest number of votes he is hereby declared winner and returned elected,” he declared.

Jigawa

The  APC party candidate, Alhaji Muhammed Badaru Abubakar, won the governorship election with 810,933 votes, to beat his closest opponent of the PDP, Mallam Aminu Ibrahim Ringim, who polled 288,356 votes.

The result was announced by Prof. Azubukwe Sunny Nwankwo at 5.30pm, yesterday.

Prof. Nwankwo is provost of the Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna and served as the governorship returning officer in the state. The APC also clinched all 30 seats of the state Assembly. Badaru won in all the 27 local government areas.

Akwa Ibom

The governorship candidate of the PDP in Akwa Ibom State, Governor Udom Emmanuel, has been re-elected for a second term in office.

Emmanuel secured 519,712 votes and won in the 30 LGAs in the governorship results announced by INEC, while his closest rival and candidate of the APC, Mr Nsima Ekere, garnered 171,978 and won only in Essien Udim, which is the LGA of the former Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio.

Declaring Emmanuel winner at 12.30am on Monday, the state Returning Officer, Prof. Faraday Osasere, the Vice-Chancellor, University of Benin, Benin, Edo State, said out of the 2,119,727 registered voters in the state, only 720,064 were accredited for the election, while the total vote cast was 712,037.

All other political party agents signed the result sheet with the exception of the APC state agent, Mr Sam Akpan, who walked out of the collation centre.

Akpan, however, rejected the results, claiming that they were not a true reflection of the exercise.

He called for the cancellation of the result of the governorship election in the state.

Gombe

The APC clinched victory in the Gombe State governorship, wrestling power from a sitting PDP governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo.

The party polled 364,179 votes to beat the PDP candidate, Bayero Nafada, who which 222, 868 votes in Saturday’s poll.

According to the state Returning Officer and Vice Chancellor of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Professor Saminu Ibrahim, Gombe has 1, 394,386 total registered voters.

He said that 627,451 voters were accredited for the election while the total votes cast in Saturday’s poll were 623, 230.

He also announced that the total valid votes were 608, 846 while a total of 143, 84 votes were rejected.

APC won the governorship poll with a difference of 141, 311 votes; from 10, out of 11 local government areas  in the state.

Niger

The Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, who contested for a second tenure on the ticket of the APC, has won his re-election bid, according to the results of the Saturday polls announced by the Returning Officer, Prof. Angela Freeman-Mary.

The Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State, who announced the result on Sunday in Minna, said Bello won the polls in all the 25 LGAs of the state.

According to Freeman-Mary, Bello polled 526,412 votes as against Umar Nasko’s 298,065 thereby defeating the PDP candidate with a margin of 228,347 votes.

The result was declared in Minna at about 11pm on Sunday.

Kwara State

The APC governorship candidate in the state, Abdulrahman Abdulrazak, swept the poll to beat his PDP counterpart, Abdulrazak Atunwa, with a margin of 216,792 votes.

Declaring the results of the poll on Sunday, the state Returning Officer and Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State, Prof. Muhammad Liman, said Abdulrazaq polled 331,546 votes to emerge as the winner of the election.

His PDP counterpart, Atunwa, polled 114,754 votes to emerge as the runner-up, according to results from the official results declared in all the 16 LGAs in the state.

In Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule of the APC has won the governorship election. He polled 327,229 votes, more than the combined votes of PDP’s David Ombugadu (184,281) and Labaran Maku of APGA (132,784).

The APC gubernatorial candidate in Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni, has been declared winner of the 2019 governorship election in the state, with a total votes of 444,013 trouncing his opponent, Umar Bello Iliya of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who got 95,703 votes.

Announcing the results at the INEC headquarters in Damaturu, Yobe state capital, Abubakar Gundiri, the returning officer, said that the election was successfully conducted in all the 17 Local Government councils of the state.

He described the election as free, fair and credible across the state, and appreciated all the stakeholders for the success of the exercise.

Oyo

The PDP’s candidate in Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, was declared elected by INEC’s Returning Officer, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, having polled the highest number of votes in the election.

Ogundipe is the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos.

While Makinde secured 515,621 votes, his closest contestant, Adelabu of the APC, came second with 357,982 votes. Makinde led with 157,635 votes.

The results showed that out of the 33 LGAs in the state, Makinde won in 28 councils, including that of his rival’s, while Adelabu won in five LGAs.

While announcing the winner, Ogundipe said, “I state that Seyi Makinde of the PDP, having satisfied the requirements of the law and scored the highest number of votes, is hereby declared the winner and is returned elected.”

Ogundipe put the number of registered voters at 2,934,107 out of which 940,211 voters were accredited. Total valid votes were 916,860; total rejected votes, 20,688; while total votes cast stood at 937,545.

Meanwhile, out of the 32 seats in the state House of Assembly, the PDP won 25 seats, the APC secured five seats while the Action Democratic Party got one.

The state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mutiu Agboke, who made the disclosure, stated that the commission was fair to all political parties.

He said the commission resisted intimidation from some quarters in respect of the polls, adding that “INEC will continue to do the right thing at the right time in the best interest of voters.”

Ogun

the governorship candidate of the APC in Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has emerged winner of the 2019 governorship.

The Returning Officer, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, who announced the result and declared Abiodun winner, said the APC governorship candidate polled 241,670 votes to defeat the candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement, Adekunle Akinlade, who scored 222,153, leaving a margin of 19,517 votes.

Olayinka, who is also the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, said the  APC won in 11 of the 20 Local Government Areas, while the APM had six LGAs.

Ebonyi

Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State of the PDP has been declared winner of the state governorship poll.

The Returning Officer for the state governorship poll, Prof. Frank Chukwuemeka, announced Umahi winner on Sunday in Abakaliki.

According to the result, Umahi polled 393,043 votes to defeat his closest rival, Sonni Ogbuoji of the APC who polled 81,703 votes to emerge the winner.

“I, Prof. Frank Chukwuemeka, state Returning Officer for the Ebonyi State governorship election held on Saturday, March 9, hereby declare the candidate of the PDP, Chief Dave Umahi, winner of the governorship election having won the highest number of votes cast in the election.

“He has fulfilled the requirements of the law and is hereby declared winner and returned elected,” Chukwuemeka said.

Katsina

The Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, has won the governorship poll in all the 34 LGAs of the state announced by INEC on Sunday.

Masari, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, sought re-election for another term of four years on the platform of the APC last Saturday.

The PDP’s candidate is Senator Yakubu Lado-Danmarke.

In the results announced by the State Returning Officer, Prof. Abdullahi Zuru, the APC scored 22,482 votes in Dutsi Local Government Area, while the PDP came second with 10,564 votes.

The re-elected governor was awaiting formal declaration of his victory by INEC as of press time.

Kebbi

INEC has also declared Governor Atiku Bagudu of the APC winner of Saturday’s governorship election in Kebbi State.

The results was announced at the state Collation Centre for the 2019 governorship election by the Collation Officer for Governorship and State Assembly Elections, Prof. Hamisu Bichi, on Sunday in Birnin Kebbi.

He said Bagudu scored 673,717 votes, while his closest rival, Isah Galaudu of the PDP, polled 106,633 votes.

Bichi said, “Atiku Bagudu of the APC, having certified the requirement of the law and scored the highest number of votes is hereby returned elected and declared the winner of the March 9, Saturday governorship election in the state.”

Bichi said 1,789,975 voters were registered; 820,078 accredited, while 814,084 votes were cast; with 793,388 valid votes and 20,696 votes rejected.

According to the results, Bagudu won in all the LGAs of the state.

Abia

The candidate of the PDP in Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, has been declared the winner of the governorship election in the state.

INEC’s Returning Officer, Prof. Benjamin Ozumba, who is also the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, declared him winner after polling 261, 127 to defeat his closest rival and candidate of  the APC, Uche Ogah, who garnered 99,574 votes.

He also announced that the candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, Alex Otti, polled 64, 366 votes to come third in the election.

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