The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has declared the All Progressives Congress, APC candidate Abdullahi Sule as the winner of Saturday’s governorship election in Nasarawa state.
The Returning Officer for the election Abdullahi Bala announced Sule as governor-elect on Monday in Lafia after the collation of results from the 13 local government areas of the state. He said the APC candidate polled a total of 327,229 votes to defeat other opponents in the election.
According to Bala, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP David Ombugadu scored 184,281 votes, while the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA Labaran Maku of polled a total of 132,784 votes at the election.
He said 686,303 voters were accredited and 681,400 cast their ballots during the election. The officer further explained that 670,879 of the votes cast were valid while 10,521 were rejected.
The result indicated that APC won in 11 out of the 13 local government areas of the state while Maku of APGA and Umar Aliyu Doma of Zenith Labour Party won in Nasarawa Eggon and Doma local government areas respectively.