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APC’s Aminu Masari Clinches Governorship Of Katsina, As Ahmed Retains Kwara


Former speaker of the Nigeria;s House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari has emerged the governor-elect for Katsina state even as the current Kwara state governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed was returned for second-term, on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC).

Masari, who is coming from the home state of the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari of APC, was declared winner by the INEC against his opponent, Engineer Musa Nashuni of the PDP.

Masari polled 943,0815 votes to emerge winner after defeating six other candidates that contested under different political parties.

Announcing the result, the returning officer of the INEC, Professor Lawal Suleiman showed that the candidate of the PDP, Engineer Musa Nashuni, scored 476,768.

Professor Lawal said a total of 1,555,333 votes was cast at the poll out of which 1,514,000 were valid while 41,333 votes were rejected.

Also, the Chief Returning Officer for Saturday’s governorship and state assembly polls in Kwara state, Professor Musbawu Akanji, declared the incumbent governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed as the winner of the governorship election in the state.

Also, he said that APC won all the 24 seats of the state house of assembly.

According to him, the APC governorship candidate in the election, Alhaji Ahmed, polled 295,832 while his closest rival, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Senator Simeon Sule Ajibola polled a total of ‎115,220 votes.

Announcing the results at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) collation centre in Ilorin on Sunday, Professor Akanji said that in Isin local government council of the state, APC polled 5,523, PDP polled 4,202‎ and Labour Party got  99 votes. [myad]

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