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INEC Declares Sule Winner Of Nasarawa Governorship Election




BREAKING: INEC Declares Sule Winner Of Nasarawa Governorship Election

The Governor of Nasarawa State and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Sule, has been declared the winner of the state governorship election conducted on Saturday.

Naija News reports that Sule defeated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, David Umbugadu, by a margin of 64,193 to emerge as the winner.

Sule was declared the winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the state collation center in Lafia, the state capital.

While declaring the result, the INEC collation officer, Prof. Tanko Ishaya, said Sule scored 347,209 votes to defeat his closest rival David Umbugadu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who polled a total of 283,016 votes.

The candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) Abdullahi Maidoya came third with 11,726 votes, while that of the Social Democratic Party, (SDP) Mohammed Alfa Nyas got 9003 votes.

According to INEC, Sule won seven local government areas out of 13 in the state.

The state collation officer said the total number of registered voters was 1,899,244, while the number of accredited voters was 668,978.

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However, the PDP expressed dissatisfaction with the results, saying it would seek redress in court, while the APC said it would also challenge the local government areas that the PDP won.