The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara state as the winner of the 2023 governorship election in the state.
He polled 273,424 to defeat his closest rival, Yaman Abdullahi of the PDP who polled 155,490
The governor won the poll to serve a second term of another four years in office under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He won in all the 16 local government areas of the state in the election results declared by the INEC Returning officer for the polls, Professor Isaac Itodo, the
Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture Markurdi, Benue state.
Kwarans voted for progress: Gov Abdulrazaq
Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has said the overwhelming victory that the All Progressives Congress (APC) recorded in the Saturday polls underscored the desire of the citizens to continue along the path of positive progress Kwara has recorded over the past three years.
“This victory is truly humbling, and we give all glory to God who has made this happen. It speaks to our people’s understanding of our history, their appreciation of the progress made between yesterday and today, and their commitment to a greater tomorrow. It reflects the wishes of Kwarans at home and in diaspora to sustain the gains of the past three and half years. It means they appreciate our modest efforts to improve the lot of our state,” the Governor said in a statement.
“My profound appreciation goes to all the stakeholders for the truly pan-Kwara mandate: young or old, men and women, traditional and religious institutions, civil servants, private sector players, thoughts leaders, political leaders, market men and women, artisans, the media, students, and our young ones who energised our communities with that sweet, creative chant of Maa se lo.
“For me, the victory is a call to consolidate on and further spread the gains of the past three and half years and do much more for the people. I pledge to recommit myself to this. Together, we will build a Kwara whose politics will be anchored on giving equitable opportunities to all, expanding the state’s economic base, and delivering dividends of democracy to the citizenry in an atmosphere of peace and respect for the dignity of the human person.
“I dedicate this election victory to God and to the people of our state — in the north, south, and central. They have shown once again that power resides with the people. Finally, I commend the peaceful conduct of the election, and especially congratulate the security agencies, the electoral umpire, and the political elites for jointly making Kwara polls the most peaceful in Nigeria.”
KWARA STATE GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION FINAL RESULT.
Registered voters 1,695,927
Accredited voters 472,772.
Total Valid votes 460,497
Rejected votes 10,274
Total votes cast 470,771
Returning officer, Prof Isaac Itodo, VC, Federal University of Agric, Makurdi.