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Full List: APC, PDP Governors That Won, Lost Re-election




Full List: APC, PDP Governors That Won, Lost Re-election

Of the 28 state governorship elections conducted across the country on Saturday, March 18, only 11 sitting governors battled for reelection for a second term in office.

Naija News reports that governorship and house of assembly elections were conducted on Saturday in states. However, this article is focused on sitting governors who won and lost their re-election bids at the polls.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) commenced announcements of poll winners on Sunday upon the successful collation of election results from different polling units across the states.

Below is the list of All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidates who won their reelection bids:

They are Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State, Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State and Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State.

Seyi Makinde Wins In PDP

The incumbent governor of Oyo State won his reflection after defeating his top challengers from the Labour Party (LP), Akinwale Tayo, and candidate of the APC, Senator Teslim Folarin.

Naija News reports that Makinde polled 563,756 votes to defeat his Folarin, who scored 256,685 in the results of the 33 local governments in the South-West states.

Declaring Makinde as the winner earlier today, INEC Returning Officer in the state, Prof Adebayo Simeon, said, “That Makinde Oluseyi Abiodun of the PDP, having satisfied the requirement of the law is hereby declared the winner and is returned elected by the Returning Officer, Prof Adebayo Simeon on this day 19th of March 2023.”

Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq Wins For APC

Kwara State citizens helped APC’s Governor AbdulRazaq to return to power on Saturday, March 18, 2023. Abdrulrazaq was declared the winner of the gubernatorial election after polling 273,424 to defeat his closest opponents — Abdullah Yahman of the PDP, who scored 155,490 and Hakeem Lawal of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), who got 18,922 votes.

Dapo Abiodun Wins For APC

In Ogun State, Governor Abiodun got reelected into the office for a second term after polling 276,298 to defeat his closest rivals — Ladi Adebutu of the PDP, who scored 262,383, as well as Biyi Otegbeye of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) who got 94,754 votes and who has the backing of former governor and serving APC senator, Ibikunle Amosun.

The election results in the state were announced by the state returning officer in the state, Prof Kayode Adebowale, Naija News reports. “That Abiodun Adedapo Oluseun of APC, having satisfied the requirements of the law, is hereby declared the winner and is returned election,” Adebowale stated.

Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya Wins Gombe For APC

APC’s Yahaya of Gombe State in North-East Nigeria scored 342,821 to defeat his close contender, Mohammed Jibrin Barde of the PDP, who scored 233,131.

Ahmed Mailantarki of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) came third with 19,861 votes, while Keftin Amuga of the LP scored 1,753.

Mai Mala Buni Wins In APC

On Sunday, Gombe State Returning Officer, Prof Umar Pate, declared Governor Mala-Buni as the winner of the governorship polls this weekend.

Announcing the result at the INEC headquarters in Damaturu earlier, Pate said the APC Governorship candidate scored 317,113 at the polls to defeat his closest rival, Sheriff Abdullahi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 104,259.

Abdullahi Sule – APC

On Monday, March 20, INEC declared Governor Sule and the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the Saturday, March 18, governorship election in Nasarawa state.

Naija News reports that Sule defeated his opponent in the PDP, David Umbugadu, by a margin of 64,193 to emerge as the winner.

According to the INEC collation officer of the state, Prof. Tanko Ishaya, Sule scored 347,209 votes, while Umbugadu polled a total of 283,016 votes.

Babagana Zulum – APC

After the spillover of the collation of election results, INEC on Monday declared Prof. Babagana Zulum as the winner of the Borno State governorship election.

The incumbent Governor attempted reelection on the platform of the APC, and he won. The returning officer, Professor Jude Rabo, announced on Monday that Zulum polled 545,543 to defeat his top contender and the candidate of the PDP, Mohammed Jajari, who came a distant second, having scored 82,147 votes.

Zulum defeated his closest rival, Jajari, with a difference of 463,396 votes.

Bala Mohammed – PDP

The Bauchi State Governor won his re-election bid, defeating his APC counterpart in the state governorship election, Sadique Abubakar.

The PDP candidate polled 525,281 votes against APC’s Air Marshall Abubakar, who scored 432,272 votes.

Naija News reports that the result of the election was announced by the returning officer, Professor Abdulkarim Sabo Mohammed, who is the vice chancellor of Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State.

Governor Bala won in 15 local government areas out of the 20 LGAs of the State.

Babajide Sanwo-Olu – APC

Sanwo-Olu defeated his closest rival in the Labour Party (LP), Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour (GRV), and Dr Olajide Adediran (Jandor) of the PDP to win his re-election bid.

The APC governorship candidate was declared the winner of the 2023 gubernatorial election in Lagos State after polling 762134 votes ahead of Rhodes-Vivour, who scored 312329 and Adidran, with 62449 scores at the polls.

The declaration was made in the early hours of Monday by the Returning Officer of the Governorship and House of Assembly elections in Lagos State, Professor Adenike Oladeji.

Naija News reports that INEC is still collating the results of the other states as it continues the collation on Monday.

Bello Matawalle – APC

The Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, lost his re-election bid to PDP governorship candidate, Dauda Lawal.

Naija News reports that in what can be called a tight race in the governorship election in Zamfara, the PDP’s Lawal was declared the winner with a total of 377,726 votes, defeating Matawalle of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled 311,976.

INEC, in the early hours of Tuesday, declared Lawal as the state’s governor-elect. The announcement followed an agitation over the presentation of the results for Maradun Local Government Area (LGA), where allegations surfaced that the Collation Officer, Dr Ahmed Kainuwa, had been abducted.

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