El-Rufai, Tambuwal win in Kaduna, Sokoto respectively
Former FCT Minister Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, has been declared winner of the governorship poll in Kaduna State, while the former Speaker of the House of Representatives Aminu Tambuwal coasted to victory in Soko State.
Both men contested under the All Progressives Congress.
Kaduna state governor, Alhaji Mukhtar Yero, has aldreay conceded defeat to El-Rufai who emerged as the winner of Saturday's governorship election in the state.
In the results announced by the INEC Returning Officer for Kaduna state, Prof. Jafaru Makau Kaura, the APC polled a total of 1,117,635 votes to defeat the PDP which scored a total of 485,833 votes. Spokesman of Kaduna state APC Campaign Council, Mr. Samuel Aruwan in a statement in Kaduna, disclosed that Yero called El-Rufai on telephone about 3:00pm to congratulate him. “He congratulated El-Rufai and wished him success.
He prayed for peace and development of Kaduna state and Nigeria at large. ”El-Rufai in his response thanked Yero and wished him all the best and hoped to see him soon,” Aruwan said in the statement. The APC won in 17 out of the 23 local government areas of the state while the PDP won in the remaining six local governments. The APC won in Kubau, Kudan, Kagarko, Makarfi, Soba, Ikara, Sabon Gari, Kaduna North, Kaduna South, Giwa, Igabi, Chikun, Birnin Gwari, Sanga, Lere and Zaria local government areas while the PDP won in Kaura, Kauru, Jama'a , Jaba, Kachia and Kajuru local government areas.
The APC victory was greeted with celebrations by thousands of its members who trooped to the streets within the metropolis in jubilation as they drove dangerously on motorbikes and cars, chanting “Chanji” and scaring other road users.
In the same vein, Tambuwal scored 647, 609 votes to defeat the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate Senator Abdallah Wali who polled 269, 074 votes.
Declaring the results at the State Collation Centre at the Sultan Maccido Institute of Quran and General Studies in Sokoto yesterday, the State Returning Officer, Prof. Abubakar Abdullahi Bagudo, said Tambuwal defeated the PDP candidate in all the 23 local government areas of the state.
Bagudo therefore declared Tambuwal as the winner of the April 11 governorship election in the state.
“Hon Tambuwal of the APC having satisfied the requirements of the law and scored the highest number of votes is hereby declared the winner of the April 11 governorship election in Sokoto state,”Bagudo stated.
The breakdown of the results in the 23 local government areas is as follows.
Binji 17,153 5,975
Bodinga 25, 413 12,179
Dangeshuni 28,006 12, 244
Goronyo 29,095 12,760
Gwadabawa 33,227 11,788
Isa 19,626 15,695
Kware 23,137 10,041
Rabah 19,481 8,846
Shagari 26,197 10,126
Silame 20,335 7,800
Sokoto-north 42,977 17,202
Sokoto-south 42,994 19,421
Tangaza 21,542 9,991
Tureta 14,851 9,235
Wurno 23,073 6,876
Gudu 13,843 9,925
Sabonbirni 40,016 18,769
Tambuwal 53, 703 14,746
Kebbe 23, 243 6,913
Wamakko 41, 863 13, 284
Gada 38, 547 13, 654
Yabo 18, 361 8, 429
Illela 30,926 13,175
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