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El-Rufai, Tambuwal win in Kaduna, Sokoto respectively

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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.

APC                             PDP
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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