Dr Nasiru Idris, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been declared winner of Kebbi State Governorship Election re-run by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The returning officer for the governorship election in the state, Professor Sa’idu Yusuf, said the APC candidate won the election by polling 409,225 votes against his rival, Aminu Bande of the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) who polled 360,940 in the election.
The returning officer, while declaring the APC candidate winner said, “I, Sa’idu Yusuf, returning officer of Kebbi State Governorship Election hereby declared Nasiru Idris of the APC winner of the governorship election having polled a total of 409,225 and having satisfying the requirements of the law.
Okay.ng can recall that the governorship election first held on March 18, but was declared inconclusive by INEC over cases of violence and over-voting.
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He said a total of 95,897 were registered for the supplementary election while 40,186 voters were accredited.
“The APC received 20,967 in the election while PDP received 17,960 votes.
“The total votes received by APC is 409225 while that of the PDP is 360,940. The total number of valid votes is 781478, rejected votes 19082 while total votes cast is 800560,” the returning officer said.
The returning officer added that a total of 39244 was recorded as valid votes, 878 as rejected votes and a total of 40122 was recorded as votes cast in the election.
While speaking to journalists INEC National publicity and voters education’s commissioner, Mr Festus Okoye, said the outcome of the supplementary election in Kebbi shows INEC is capable of doing what is right.
He said, “We hope to build on this and as well improve on the feat recorded in kebbi State. We are sure the people of kebbi State would be happy with the process that produced their governor elect.”