INEC Declares El-Rufai Winner of   Kaduna Governorship Election

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

Announcing the results and declaring Governor El-Rufai re-elected, the Returning Officer for the governorship poll, Prof. Mohammed Yahuza Bello said, El-Rufai pollled a total votes of 1.045,427 to emerge as winner.

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

According to the Returning Officer, “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 that, 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, Hon. Isa Ashiru Kudan of the People’s Democratic Party 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 that Governor El-Rufai of the APC got 56% of the total votes scored, while Ashiru of the PDP got 44%.

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

ENDS

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