Live Updates: Tambuwal, Lalong win governorship election as INEC gives official announcement of results in rerun election - Day 2
It is the second day of the rerun election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission
Voting took place on Saturday, March 23 in the states were governorship elections were declared inconclusive.
Elections took place in Bauchi, Adamawa, Plateau, Sokoto, Benue and Kano states. However, supplementary election was postponed in Adamawa due to a court order.
The votings were largely peaceful in some state except Kano where there were reports of thugs violently attacking voters.
INEC declares Solomon Lalong of APC winner of Plateau governorship rerun election
Incumbent Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau, the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Plateau, has been declared winner of the rerun gubernatorial election in the State.
Lalong gathered 595,582 votes to win, with his closest rival, Jeremiah Useni, a retired Army General who was the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), polling 546,813 votes.
Prof Richard Kimbir, the Returning Officer, presented the result on Sunday in Jos on behalf of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Plateau.
“The valid votes totalled 1,159,954, with the rejected votes standing at 16,188, while the total votes cast was 1,176,142,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the margin of victory between Lalong of APC and Useni of the PDP is 48,769 votes.
The gubernatorial election held on March 9 in Plateau had been declared inconclusive.
This had led to a rerun election in 40 polling units in nine Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state
Confusion as absence of INEC returning officer stops Bauchi result announcement
The absence of the Professor Mohammed Kyari who is the returning officer for Bauchi rerun governorship election has stalled the announcement of result.
Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi who is the state resident electoral commissioner disclosed this on Sunday, March 24.
He assured that contrary to rumour, the result of the election will not be tampered with.
Collation yet to start in Bauchi state. Credit: Premium Times
Kano state governorship rerun election result
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Garun Malam LGA
Rimin Gado LGA
PDP's Tambuwal wins Sokoto governorship election
Governor Aminu Tambuwal has scored the highest number of votes to win the Sokoto state governorship election.
The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored 512,002 votes following the rerun election which took place on Saturday, March 23.
The incumbent governor defeated Ahmad Aliyu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled 511,661 votes.
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