Gubernatorial Election: APC sweeps clean for Niger state

Abdul Isa/ Habiba Ahmed, Minna

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Incumbent governor, Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has been declared winner of Saturday’s governorship election across the 25 local governments in the state .

Gov Bello who is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled a total number of 526,412 votes to defeat his closest contender, Umar Mohammed Nasko of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who scored a total number of votes 298,065

The Returning Officer for the governorship election in Niger State, Professor Angela Freeman Mary, Vice Chancellor, Federal University, Lokoja declared the result and announced Governor Bello winner at the end of the collation exercise at the INEC State office in Minna, the state capital.

APC won in all the 25 local government areas of the State.

Results from the local governments

BARGU
ACCREDITED 34,144
VALID. 33,640

APC. 25, 211
PDP. 7,206

MAGAMA 
ACCREDITED. 40,253
VALID. 39,343

APC. 20, 540
PDP. 17,633

MARIGA
Accredited. 32,682
valid. 32,197

APC. 17,890
PDP. 13,433

RAFI 
Accredited. 44,691
VALID. 43,519

APC. 28,289
PDP. 13,372

WUSHISHI
ACCREDITED. 26,523
VALID. 25,576

APC. 13,199
PDP. 8,309

BOSSO
Accredited. 36,507
VALID. 35,634

APC. 19,610
PDP. 11,470

BIDA 
ACCREDITED. 51246
VALID. 49,352
APC. 21,493

Shiroro
ACCREDITED. 48515
VALID. 47,359

APC. 28,285
PDP. 16,439

Makwa
ACCREDITED. 42,536
Valid. 41,597

APC. 26,679
PDP. 13,155

Kontagora
ACCREDITED. 45,785
VALID. 44,497
APC. 27,117
PDP. 11,888

BIDA
ACCREDITED 51, 246
VALID. 49,352

APC. 21, 493
PDP. 11,212

KATCHA
ACCREDITED. 32, 617
VALID. 31,676

APC. 20, 171
PDP. 9,800

SULEJA
ACCREDITED. 36,307
VALID. 35, 530

APC. 19,105
PDP. 14,975

TAFA
ACCREDITED. 23, 622
VALID. 23,307

APC. 13, 111
PDP. 8,608

MUNYA
ACCREDITED. 25, 204
VALID. 24,649

APC. 14, 879
PDP. 8,458

AGWARA
ACCREDITED. 17,448
Valid. 17,033

APC. 11,236
PDP. 53,65

GURARA
ACCREDITED. 24,220
VALID. 23,842

APC. 14,649
PDP. 7,798

LAPAI
ACCREDITED. 38,278
VALID. 36,953

APC. 24,724
PDP. 10,599