Governors Ganduje, Tambuwal, Ortom, Lalong win re-election

Image result for Governors Ganduje, Tambuwal, Ortom, Lalong re-electedGovernors Abdullahi Ganduje, Aminu Tambuwal, Samuel Ortom and Simon Lalong, have been re-elected in Kano, Sokoto, Benue and Plateau states, respectively.

This is after supplementary elections held on Saturday due to the declaration of inconclusive polls by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

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Nigerians went to the polls on the 9th of March to elect governors in 29 states across the country and
winners emerged in 22 states.

But the elections in 6 states, Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Kano, Plateau and Sokoto, were declared inconclusive, and the electoral process in Rivers was suspended.

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The electoral body attributed the decision to either the margin between the leading candidates and the runner-up being less than the number of registered voters, over-voting, violence or the failure of smart card readers.

So, again, residents of the affected states trooped out on Saturday for supplementary elections, except in Adamawa, where the process was suspended following a court order.

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Incumbent Governors of Kano, Sokoto, Benue, and Plateau states are returning for second terms.

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of the All Progressives Congress in Kano state polled one million, thirty three thousand, six hundred and ninety five votes while the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Abba Yusuf, got one million, twenty four thousand, seven hundred and thirteen votes.

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Governor Aminu Tambuwal of the Peoples Democratic Party was also re-elected for a second term in Sokoto state.

He polled five hundred and twelve thousand, two votes while the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Ahmed Ali, got five hundred and eleven thousand, six hundred and sixty votes.

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Benue

In Benue state, Governor Samuel Ortom polled four hundred and thirty four thousand, four hundred and seventy three votes to beat the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Emmanuel Jime, who got three hundred and forty five thousand, one hundred and fifty five votes.

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Plateau

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state polled five hundred and ninety five thousand, five hundred and eighty two votes to beat his closest rival of the Peoples Democratic Party, Jeremiah Useni, who polled five hundred and forty six thousand, eight hundred and thirteen votes.

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The supplementary election in Bauchi state saw the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Bala Mohammed, poll six thousand, three hundred and seventy six votes while the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Muhammed Abubakar, got five thousand, one hundred and seventeen votes.

But Returning Officer, Kyari Mohammed, noted that he is in no position to make a return because the case involving the Tafawa Balewa local government area is still in court.

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