The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has officially declared Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, as winner of the Saturday’s governorship polls.
El-Rufai floored his closest rival, Isa Ashiru of the Peoples Democratic Party with a margin of 231, 259 votes.
After the collation that lasted two days, El-Rufai was declared winner by Prof. Muhammed Bello, the state collation officer.
Bello said the incumbent governor polled a total of 1, 045, 427 while Ashiru polled 814, 168 votes.
“That Nasir El-Rufai of the APC having satisfied the requirements of the law and having scored the highest number of votes is hereby returned and elected,” Mr. Bello said.
Meanwhile, from the results of the 23 local government areas of the state collated at the INEC headquarters in Kaduna, it showed that governor El-Rufai of the All Progressives Congress, APC won in 14 Local Government Areas.
The Local Government Areas are Makarfi, Soba, Kudan, Ikara, Kauru, Kubau, Kaduna North, Giwa, Birnin Gwari, Sabongari, Lere, Kaduna South, Zaria and Igabi.
The gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Isa Mohammed Ashiru won in nine Local Government Areas of the State.
The areas according to the INEC Returning Officer are Jaba, Kachia, Kaura, Kajuru, Zango Kataf, Sanga, Chikun and Jema’a.
The results per local government area, are as follow
APC – 8, 342
PDP – 38, 764
Collation Officer: Dr. Lucas Maude
- MAKARFI LG
APC – 34, 956
PDP – 22, 301
Collation Officer: Tijani Abubakar
- JABA LG
APC – 6, 298
PDP – 22, 976
Collation Officer: Ajibike Maruf Ajibola
APC – 28, 624
PDP – 22, 022
Collation Officer: Prof. Yusuf Dada Amadi
- IKARA LG
APC – 41, 969
PDP – 22, 553
Collation Officer: Prof. Mustapha Abdullahi
- KUBAU LG
APC – 67, 182
PDP – 17, 074
Collation Officer: Dr. Salisu Garba
- KAJURU LG
APC – 10, 229
PDP – 34, 658
Collation Officer: Dr. Abubakar Ibrahim
- GIWA LG
APC – 51, 455
PDP – 19, 834
Collation Officer: Prof. Lawal Saidu
APC – 34, 844
PDP – 31, 928
Collation Officer: Prof. Boyi Jimoh
- KACHIA LG
APC – 30, 812
PDP – 51,780
Collation Officer: Mustapha Abdullahi
- SOBA LG
APC – 55, 046
PDP – 25, 440
Collation Officer: Dr. Musa Ibrahim
- ZANGON KATAF LG
APC – 13, 448
PDP – 87, 546
Collation Officer: Olusegun Ajayi
- SANGA LG
APC – 20, 806
PDP – 21, 226
Collation Officer: Alhassan Muhammed
- KADUNA NORTH LG
APC – 97, 243
PDP – 27, 665
Collation Officer: Zakari Muhammed
- BIRNIN GWARI LG
APC – 32, 292
PDP – 16, 901
Collation Officer: Muhammed Shehu
- CHIKUN LG
APC – 24, 262
PDP – 86, 261
Collation Officer: Prof. Emmanuel Bamidele
- SABON GARI
APC – 57, 655
PDP – 25, 519
Collation Officer: Prof. Abdullahi Idris
- LERE LG
APC – 71, 056
PDP – 45, 215
Collation Officer: Dr. Salihu Musa
- JEMA’A LG
APC – 21, 265
PDP – 63, 129
Collation Officer: Dr Uguru Chike
- KAGARKO LG
APC – 21, 982
PDP – 26, 643
Collation Officer: Ibrahim Adamu
- KADUNA SOUTH LG
APC – 102, 035
PDP – 37, 948
Collation Officer: Prof. Wilson
- IGABI LG
APC – 102, 612
PDP – 31, 429
- ZARIA LG
APC – 111, 014
PDP – 35, 356
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