The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s senatorial candidate in Gombe north, Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo has been defeated by Alhaji Sa’idu Alkali of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Saturday’s National Assembly election.
Naija News understands that the returning officer, Dr Umar Gurama, of Federal University, Kashere declared the APC candidate as the winner in the early hours of Monday.
Senator Akali dashed Governor Dankwambo’s hope to represent the people of the senatorial zone after polling a total of 152,546 votes to emerge the winner of the race.
Former Senator, SAIDU AHMED ALKALI of APC.
Is the winner of the Senatorial election, of Gombe north Senatorial district.
He defeated Gombe State Governor, Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo of PDP, with a wider Gab.
APC 152,522 Votes
PDP 87,942 Votes. pic.twitter.com/zuKT36iu9h
— Adamu umar gombe (@Adamulule1) February 25, 2019
Alhaji Sa’idu Alkali of APC scored 152,546 votes to defeat Governor Dankwambo of the PDP, who scored 88, 016 votes.
“In Kwami LGA, APC scored 26,964 votes while the PDP scored 14,105 votes.
In Gombe LGA, APC scored 60, 934 votes against PDP’s 31, 106.
“In Dukku LGA, APC scored 26,394 votes while the PDP polled 13,106 votes.
“In Funakaye LGA, APC scored 28,544 votes against 17,204 votes for PDP.”
However, Governor Dankwambo won in Nafada LGA, scoring 12,335 votes while APC scored 9,710 vote.