The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Umar Mohammed Bago winner of the election in Niger State.
The Returning Officer of the election, Prof Clement Alawa made the declaration at the Niger State Collation Centre in Minna, the state capital, on Monday.
Alawa said Bago polled 469,896 votes to defeat his closest opponent, Isah Liman Kantigi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who scored 389,7476 votes
“Other political parties in the governorship elections include;
Ibrahim Yahaya of the NNPP who polled 3378 votes
Mr. Joshua Bawa of the LP:- 3415 votes
ADP- 2001 votes
Hajiya Abdullahi Kadijat of APGA- 1746 votes
NRP- 969 votes among others.
Total Votes cast- 88,9956
Total Registered voters- 2,698344
Total Accredited votes- 899488
Rejected votes- 1:6936
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