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Official Results: APC’s Mohammed Abubakar Wins Bauchi, Samuel Ortom (Benue)


Audu Limun, Bauchi – Former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of Bauchi state Barrister Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar has been declared the winner of Saturday’s governorship election in the state, winning outright in 19 of the 20 local government areas of the state.

The state Returning Officer, Professor Mohammed Kabir Faruq, who is the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State, said the APC candidate garnered a total of 654,934 votes to emerge the governor elect of the state.

His closest opponent, Honourable Mohammed Auwal Jatau of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) polled 282,650 votes to emerge second in the election.

Our correspondent said Abubakar even defeated the ruling PDP in the home local government of the party’s National Chairman, Alhaji Ahmadu Adamu Mu’azu, Tafawa Balewa LGA and the home local government of the party’s candidate in Saturday’s election, Honourable Mohammed Auwal Jatau, Zaki LGA.

The governor-elect won in Alkaleri; Bauchi; Dass; Tafawa Balewa; Kirfi; Misau; Darazo; Katagum; Itas-Gadau; Toro; Ganjuwa; Dambam; Gamawa; Giade; Ningi; Jama’are; Shira; Warji and Zaki LGAs, while he lost in only Bogoro LGA.

Samuel Ortom Of APC Declared Winner Of Benue Governorship Election

The candidate of the opposition All Progressives Congress, in Benue State, Mr. Samuel Ortom in the Saturday poll, has been declared the winner.

Ortom polled a total of 422,932 votes, as against his main challenger of the PDP who recorded 313,878 votes.

However, the results of the State House of Assembly indicated that the ruling PDP candidates won in many of the State constituencies.

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