Umar Mohammed Bago Of APC Wins Niger Governorship Election
Umar Mohammed Bago has won the governorship election in Niger State.
Bago contested the poll under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Umar Mohammed Bago was declared the winner of the poll by the state collation officer, Professor Clement Allawa in Minna, the state capital on Monday.
Allawa said Bago won in 20 of the 25 Local Government Areas and polled a total of 469,896.
“I, Professor Clement Allawa, hereby certify that I am the Returning Officer for the 2023 governorship election that was contested on March 18, 2023.
“I declare that Umar Mohammed Bago of the APC having satisfied the requirements of the law is hereby declared the winner of the 2023 governorship election in Niger State.”
According to him, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who was the closest rival of the APC candidate, Isah Liman Kantigi, won in 5 local government areas with 387, 476 votes.
He also announced that the candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party, Yahaya Mohammed came third with a total of 3, 378 votes while the only female candidate in the election Khadijat Abdulahi who contested under the platform of the All Progressive Grand Alliance polled 1, 746 votes.
He added that the total number of accredited voters was 899, 488 while he gave the number of votes cast as 889, 956.
Meanwhile, Kanyi Daily reported that the senator representing Enugu East Senatorial District, Chimaroke Nnamani, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after he lost his bid to return to the Senate.
Nnamani lost the red chambers bid to the candidate of the Labour Party (LP),