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KADUNA: INEC declares El Rufai re-elected

 The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate Governor Nasir El-Rufai as winner of Saturday’s election in Kaduna state.

 
Governor Nasir El-Rufai

The Returning Officer for the governorship poll, Prof. Mohammed Yahuza Bello said El-Rufai polled a total of 1.045,427 to emerge winner.

Prof. Bello said the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship candidate Hon. Isa Mohammed Ashiru polled a total of 814,168 votes. 

According to him: “Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of the All Progressives Congress having scored the highest number of votes and met all the requirements of the law, is hereby returned elected”.

The results of the 23 local government areas of the state show Governor El-Rufai won in 14 local government areas of Makarfi, Soba, Kudan, Ikara, Kauru, Kubau, Kaduna North, Giwa, Birnin Gwari, Sabongari, Lere, Kaduna South, Zaria and Igabi local government areas.

The opposition candidate, Ashiru, on the other hand, won in nine local government areas Jaba, Kachia, Kaura, Kajuru, Zango Kataf, Sanga, Chikun, Kagarko and Jema’a local government areas.

The results equally show El-Rufai got 56 percent of the total votes scored while Ashiru of the PDP got 44 percent.

The results per local government area are as follow:

Kachia

 APC 30,812

PDP 51,780 

Kaura

APC 8,342

PDP 38,764

Jaba

APC 6,278

PDP 22,976

Kajuru

APC 10,229

PDP 34,658

Makarfi

APC 34,956

PDP 22,301

Soba

APC 55,046

PDP 25,440

Kudan

APC 28,624

PDP 22,022

Ikara

APC 41,969

PDP 22,553

Kauru

APC 34,844

PDP 31,928

Kubau

APC 67,182

PDP 17,074

Giwa

APC 51,455

PDP 19,834

Zango Kataf

 APC 13,448

PDP 87,546

Sanga

APC 20,806

PDP 21,226

Kaduna North

APC 97,243

PDP 27,665

Birnin Gwari

APC 32,292

PDP 16,901

Chikun

APC 24,262

PDP 86,261

Sabon Gari

APC 57,655

PDP 25,519

Lere

APC 71,056

PDP 45,215

Jema’a

APC 21,265

PDP 63,129

Kagarko

APC 21,982

PDP 26,643

Zaria

APC 111,014

PDP 35,356

Igabi

APC 102,612

PDP 31,429

Kaduna South

APC 102,035 

PDP 37,948 

APC Total Votes:
1.045,427 

PDP Total Votes:
814,168
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