Zulum, Fintiri Leading As Matawalle Battles Reelection Survival
The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum and his counterpart in Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri, are heading for victory in their re-election bid.
The Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle who is seeking re-election is, however, battling for survival.
Eight governors out of the eleven serving governors seeking re-election have been returned elected for another term of four years.
In South West, Babajide Sanwo-Olu won in Lagos, Dapo Abiodun in Ogun, and Seyi Makinde was re-elected in Oyo State.
In North Central, Abdulrahaman Abdulrazaq was re-elected in Kwara, while Abdullahi Sule also won in Nasarawa State.
In North East, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has been re-elected, Governor Muhammad Inuwa won in Gombe State, and Governor Mai Mala Buni has been re-elected in Yobe.
However, Zulum, Fintiri and Matawalle are still in the race in their respective states.
In the 22 LGAs, Zulum scored 389,213 while his rival, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mohammed Jajari scored 40,767.
The collation team is now waiting for the results of five out of the 27 local government areas in the state.
In Adamawa, Fintiri is leading with over 35,000 votes, while the APC’s Aishatu Dahiru, popularly known as Binani, is trailing him closely.
In the case of Matawalle, the APC Governor is battling to retain his seat.
The candidate of the PDP in the state, Dauda Lawal is leading Matawalle in the five Local Government Areas’ results so far announced.
In the state also, the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker of the Zamfara House of Assembly have already lost their re-election bid.