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INEC declares Nasiru Idris Kebbi Governor-elect

Nasiru Idris

The Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Nasiru Idris has declared winner of the 2023 Governorship election in Kebbi State.

Announcing the result at the State Collation Center in Birnin Kebbi, the Returning Officer, Professor Yusuf Saidu said Nasiru Idris scored the highest votes (409,225) and was therefore returned elected.

The PDP candidate, Aminu Bande polled 360,940 votes.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Sunday continued with the collation and release of results from the supplementary election.

The Commission on Saturday, April 15 conducted supplementary election for Governorship and State House of Assemble in some States.

On March 27, 2023, the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye in a statement said this was necessary to conclude the outstanding Governorship, National and State Assembly elections which was disrupted in some states.

This includes Governorship election in Adamawa and Kebbi States, three states participated in the Senatorial election, 15 states for federal constituency election and 17 for State Assembly election.

On March 18, the electoral umpire conducted the Governorship and State Houses of Assembly election which was initially postponed from March 11 to enable INEC to reconfigure the BVAS ahead of the polls.

28 states participated in the governorship election except Anambra, Bayelsa, Edo, Ekiti, Imo, Kogi, Ondo and Osun which only took part in the State Assembly election.

Radio Nigeria will bring you the outcome of the elections.

INEC voids declaration of Binani as Adamawa Governor elect

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has voided the declaration of Senator Aishatu Dahiru Binani as winner of the Adamawa Governorship election.

The State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Yunusa Ari on Sunday announced Binani the winner.

The Commision had on twitter accused the REC of declaring her the winner before the completion of the collation process.

It also said the REC usurped the power of the Returning Officer and therefore suspended the process.

According to Festus Okoye, the National Commissioner, Information and Voter Education, the REC has been summoned to Abuja.

Mohammed Bello Shehu of NNPP wins Fagge Federal Constituency

NNPP Candidate, Mr. Muhammad Bello Shehu has been declared winner of the Fagge Federal Constituency, House of Representatives of Kano state.

Shehu unseat the incumbent House of Rep member of the constituency, Aminu Sulaiman Goro of the All Progressive Congress (APC) who is serving his 3rd term at the National Assembly.

The Returning Officer, Professor Ibrahim Tajo Suraj, while announcing the result said Mr. Shehu received 19, 024 votes of the total votes cast, followed by the candidate of the Labour Party, Shuaibu Abubakar who polled 12, 789 votes.

PDP wins in Zamfara

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP candidate for Gummi/ Bukuyum Federal Constituency in Zamfara, Sulaiman Abubakar Gummi has been declared as the winner of Saturday’s supplementary election conducted in the constituency.

Announcing the result, the INEC Collation Officer for the supplementary elections, Dr. Lawal Sa’ad said Sulaiman Gummi polled 35,664 votes to beat Ahmad Muhammad of the APC who had 35,058 votes.

APC retains Gumel federal constituency seat in Jigawa 

Sani Nazifi of the All Progressives Congress APC, has won for the second time the Gumel-Gagarawa-Suletankar-Maigatari federal constituency seat in Jigawa state.

According to the Returning Officer, Professor Ahmed Baita he polled 49,893 votes to defeat Ahmed Habu of Peoples Democratic Party PDP who scored 46,537 votes.

Also, the INEC declared the candidate of the APC, Ishaq Tasiu winner of Dutse Local Government in Jigawa State House of Assembly.

Professor Ahmed Shehu, the Returning Officer said Tasiu scored 31,311 votes to defeat his closest rival, Mr. Adamu Alhaji of PDP, who polled 28,656 votes, while Umar Nura of NNPP got 792 votes.

Senator Alu Wamako retains sit as Governor Tambuwal joins 10th NASS

INEC has declared Sen. Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko of the APC as winner of the Sokoto North Senatorial District supplementary election. 

Declaring the results, the Returning Officer, Prof. Ibrahim Magawata, said Wamakko polled 141,448 votes to defeat the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Muhammadu Manir Dan Iya who scored 118,445 votes.  

Similarly, the Returning Officer for the Sokoto South Senatorial District, Prof. Abdullahi Bagudo has declared Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal as the winner for the senatorial zone.

Tambuwal of the PDP polled 180,060 votes to defeat the APC candidate who scored 95,068 votes.

Shortly after announcing the result, police fired teargas to stop angry supporters who started destroying vehicles at the collation centre.

Alhassan Ado Doguwa Wins Doguwa/Tudunwada federal constituency

The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Alhasan Ado Doguwa, has been declared winner of Doguwa and Tudunwada Federal Constituency.

The Returning Officer, Professor Sani Ibrahim, who announced the result held across eight wards in Tudunwada local government said Doguwa scored the highest votes cast of 41,573.

His closest rival, Yushau Salisu of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) polled 34,831 votes.

PDP wins Southern Ijaw federal constituency

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared Rodney Ambaiowei of the Peoples Democratic Party as winner of the Southern Ijaw federal constituency supplementary election in Bayelsa state.

According to the result declared by the Returning Officer, Prof. Christopher Onyema, the PDP candidate, Ambaiowei polled a total of 13,992 votes to defeat the incumbent member of the House of Representatives, Preye Oseke of the All Progressives Congress who scored 12,992 votes.

Also, INEC has declared the APC candidate, Obein Godknows as winner of the Ogbia Constituency II.

The result declared by the Returning Officer, Prof. Johnson Ohakwe indicated that APC’s Godknows registered 5,291 votes to defeat incumbent legislator, Munalayefa Gibson of the PDP who had 4,342 votes.

With the outcome, the PDP now have 17 seats in the 7th Bayelsa State House of Assembly while the All Progressives Congress have five and two for the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA.

PDP and APC wins in Ebonyi

On Saturday, INEC declared Mr. Victor Nwoke of the Peoples Democratic Party as the winner of Abakaliki North State Constituency Election.

Declaring the result in Abakaliki, the Collation Officer, Professor Smart Otu said Mr. Nwoke polled 5,988 votes to defeat his closest rival, Mr. Maxwell Umahi of the All Progressives Congress who got 5,664 votes.

Similarly, Chief Kingsley Ikoro of the APC emerged winner of the House of Assembly election conducted in Afikpo Northwest state constituency.

The Collation Officer, Professor Omaka Omaka declared that Chief Ikoro who is the serving Deputy Speaker of the House secured 5,012 votes to defeat Mr. Oko Enyim who garnered 4,059 votes.

APC wins Yobe South

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Senator Ibrahim Mohammed Bomai of the All Progressives Congress winner of the Yobe South Senatorial election.

Declaring the result, the Returning Officer, Dr Dr Abacha Meleni of Federal University, Gashua said the APC scored 69,596 votes to defeat his closest rival Halilu Mazagane of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who got 68,885.

Other candidates that participated include Yerima Adamu of ADC who got 652, Jauro Ishaku of Labour Party (471) while Isa Musa of NNPP had 3,277 and Maisambo Barde of the YPP scored 448.

The Yobe South Senatorial election was declared inconclusive following the cancellation of results in polling units 3 at Manawaci in Malori wards of Fika Local Government due to overvoting among others.

Diket wins Plateau Central Senate Seat.

INEC has declared All Progressives Party (APC) winner of the Plateau Central Senatorial Election. 

The returning Officer of INEC Dr Jimam Lar announced Diket Plang, The Former Member of the Plateau State House of Assembly (Pankshin North) the winner. 

He said Diket seecured 131,129 Votes to defeat his rival Yohanna Gotom of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who got 127,022 Votes. 

Voter turnout low in Imo

The exercise commenced as early as eight o’clock in the morning at some of the polling units visited in Mbaitoli, Ikeduru, Ahiazu mbaise, Isu and Ideato south local government areas where the supplementary election is taking place.

People are going about their normal business even in areas where voting is taking place.

At Umuonuocha Atta ward two in Ikeduru local government area and umuagwu Amaorji in Orodo Mbaitoli local government areas the exercise was hitch-free as the bimodal voter accreditation system machines were functioning seamlessly.

Turn out in the areas visited was generally low as no voter was sighted in some of the polling units as at noon unlike previous elections.

1:59pm Niger

The supplementary election is taking place in fifteen poling units of four local government councils of Agaie, Agwara, Rafi and Rijau.

Election materials arrived early in all the voting centres amidst tide security to forestall any break down of law and order as well as to enhance the credibility of the entire process.

Voting commenced as early as 8:30 in the morning.

At Tungan Magajiya in Rijau local government council there was large turnout of voters for the election comprising of men women and youths who were eager to elect credible leaders of their choice.

Sokoto at 1:38pm

The election started earlier in the affected 21 local government areas with the exception of Shagari and Yabo Local Government. 

It also started late in the entire Dange Shuni LGA while at Magajin Gari ward B, Garkan Alkali Yahaya polling unit 003, in Sokoto north, election commenced at about nine in the morning. 

The Presiding Officer, Mr Abdullahi Garba, told Radio Nigeria that the BVAS was working smoothly, and accreditation was also moving perfectly. 

The supplementary election affected 10 federal constituency representatives and the 3 senatorial seats. 

In Kano at 1:17pm

Voting commenced in Fagge and 14 other local government areas in Kano state as scheduled.

Observers in Fagge told Radio Nigeria they have confidence in the process.

“Most of us have been here since 7 am and we have started voting. The election materials arrived on time and there is no incidence of violence in this polling unit here in Fagge” said Bala Sani

Also, Mustapha Shehu, an observer stated that this election has a high number of voters in Fagge, unlike the previous polls.

“As you can see, there is a huge turnout of voters and the BVAS machines are working perfectly. The machines accredited voters in less than one minute and we hope for a peaceful election”, he said.

Bashir Anwar, a resident of Fagge said “we are conducting our election peacefully. As you can see, there is huge presence of police and other security officials here.

Vote buying in Kebbi

There was mass turnout of voters for the elections across the twenty local government areas in Kebbi state.

Radio Nigeria reports that voting materials arrived early, and that the election started on schedule.

Vote buying was very visible even in the presence of security personnel.

In Adamawa at 1:00pm

The Situation Room has established that early accreditation and voting has commenced in 60% of the 69 polling units spread across 20 LGAs of Adamawa State.

The exercise is generally peaceful and orderly. Security agencies are ensuring smooth running of the process.

Delay in the distribution of sensitive materials and INEC adhoc staff was reported in Numan, Tongo, Ganye and Jada.

12.30 in Ebonyi

The supplementary election is going on smoothly in many polling units visited so far in the seven Local Government Areas where the exercise is slated to hold in Ebonyi State.

At EBSU Primary School 1, polling unit 010 and EBSU Primary School 011, Abakaliki voters were seen casting their votes after accreditation.

The situation was the same at Achi junction by Udemezue polling unit 019 in Abakaliki Local Government Area.

The Presiding Officer, Mr. Paul Oketa told Radio Nigeria that the BVAS was working perfectly while the turnout of voters was impressive.

However, an Observer who gave his name as Victor complained of laxity on the part of security agencies, saying that the polling unit had recorded some infractions.

Also in Community Primary School Umuome Orieuzor, voters were seen exercising their franchise unhindered.

One of the voters, Mr Obinna Nwanne said the exercise was peaceful.

Writing by Annabel Nwachukwu