Live Updates: Ortom, Tambuwal 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
Dawakin kudu LGA
Garun Malam LGA
Rimin Gado LGA
Tudun Wada 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.
Bauchi state governorship rerun election result
Benue state governorship rerun election result
APC - 2423
PDP - 2998
APC - 541
PDP - 521
APC - 1269
PDP - 3660
PDP wins supplementary election in Bauchi
The candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Bala Mohammed, won the supplementary election in Bauchi State.
This was announced by the returning officer, Professor Kyari Mohammed on Sunday, March 24
The PDP candidate polled a total of 6,376 while the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Muhammed Abubakar, scored 5,117 votes.
Mohammed said he is in no position to make a return because the case involving the Tafawa Balewa LGA is still in court.
Governor Lalong speaks after winning Plateau rerun election
Governor Simon Lalong of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who retained his office after Saturday’s supplementary polls, is seeking the support of Plateau residents to deliver the dividends of democracy to them.
The governor was declared the winner of the polls by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday in Jos.
He said the support of Plateau people and political stakeholders would ensure the success of his mandate to develop the state.
“I am humble, I was voted again to serve Plateau for another tenure to move it to greater heights. We need unity and peace to move this state to the next level.
“Core values of team spirit, mutual respect and tolerance are required for sustainable peace and a good working relationship in the state and I promise to discharge my duties diligently and selflessly,” he said.
Mr Lalong commended INEC, security agencies, the media and voters for the peaceful and successful rerun elections in the State, saying it was one of the most peaceful nationwide.
Mr Lalong was declared the winner with 595,582 votes after beating his close rival, Jeremiah Useni of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who got 546,813 votes.
Bauchi governor-elect, Bala Muhammed promises good governance, thanks God, populace for victory
The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bauchi State, Sen. Bala Muhammed has promised to bring back good governance denied the people.
Muhammed made the promise during a press conference in Bauchi on Sunday, shortly after the announcement of the supplementary poll results by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Muhammed polled 6,376 votes as against 5,117 garnered by the incumbent governor, Muhammed Abubakar of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
NAN reports that the just concluded supplementary election took place in 15 Local Government Areas of the state on Saturday.
“Today is a very auspicious day for us in Bauchi and on behalf of the party, I wish to express gratitude and appreciation to God almighty.
“The collation of the supplementary poll that has just been concluded by INEC is a work of God and we owe it to him.
“We also owe it to the people of Bauchi who have stood very firm on the threshold of freedom and liberty and have shown that they are the icons of democracy and liberty.
“Words alone cannot express my appreciation to them all,” the governor-elect said.
Muhammed also said that the auspicious achievement recorded by the PDP in the supplementary election deserved to be celebrated.
He however, called on all his supporters to celebrate in peace.
“They should all go out to celebrate but they should celebrate in peace and with gratitude to God because what we want is peace and tranquility, harmony and good relationship with one another.
“We do not have any acrimony or hatred against anybody, even those who didn’t vote for us, we want them to join us in this celebration because this is democracy,” he said.
Muhammed also appreciated the security agencies in the state promising to continue to work with them as they had shown they were the key partners of the society.
Samuel Ortom of PDP wins Benue governorship election
Gov. Samuel Ortom of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has won the keenly contested Benue Governorship election held on March 23.
Ortom polled 434,473 votes to defeat his closest rival, Mr Emmanuel Jime of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who polled 345,155 votes.
The INEC Returning Officer for the election, Prof. Sabastine Maimako, declared the result on Sunday in Makurdi.
He said that Ortom “having polled the highest number of votes at this election is hereby declared winner”.
Maimako said the total registered votes were 2,471,894, total accredited voters were 858,947 while total valid votes stood at 830,954.
He sad total rejected votes were 15,268 while the margin of lead between the winner and his closest rival was 89,318 votes.
PDP takes over Imo state House of Assembly
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taken over the majority seats at the Imo state House of Assembly previously dominated by the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The PDP, which recently produced the governor-elect in the state, Emeka Ihedioha, won 13 seats following the declaration of results of the supplementary election.
The report noted that the Action Alliance (AA) won the fifth local government area to have a total of eight Assembly seats, while the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) won a total of six seats.
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