APC Jigawa state candidate Umar Namadi 1

The incumbent deputy governor of Jigawa State, Umar Namadi, has been declared the winner of the state governorship election.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced on Sunday that Namadi won in 26 of the 27 Local Government Areas (LGA) in the state with a total of 618,449 votes.

Namadi, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), defeated his closest rival, Mustapha Lamido of the People Democratic Party (PDP), who emerged second with a total of
368,726 votes.

RELATED  Petrol overpricing: NMDPRA threatens withdrawal of licenses

The candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Aminu Ibrahim, came in a distant third with 37,156 votes.

INEC’s returning officer, Umar Zaiyan, said, “I, Prof. Umar Zaiyan, hereby certify that Umar Namadi of the APC has satisfied the requirements of the law and is declared the winner of the Jigawa governorship election.”

RELATED  NPC expresses fear 2023 census may fail in Abia

The state has 2,351,298 registered voters, out of which 1,073,540 voters were accredited for the governorship election. The total number of votes cast was 1,052,793, with 20,226 of them being rejected and the valid votes were 1,032.567.

Headline News – Latest update

Go to source

RELATED  Buhari keeps mum, commissions Blue Line rail, J Randle Centre

Powered by WPeMatico

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *