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Bagudu Visits Buhari Days After Kebbi Guber Election

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Bagudu Visits Buhari Days After Kebbi Guber Election

Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, on Friday, visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Naija News reports that the details of the visit of the Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum remain sketchy as of the time of filing this report.

The governor’s visit to the State House comes days after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared a March 18 governorship election held in the state inconclusive.

Bagudu, who will end his eight-year two-term by May 29, had endorsed the APC candidate in the state, Nasiru Idris, to succeed him.

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On Monday, INEC declared the Kebbi State Governorship Election, inconclusive over violence, destruction of election materials, disruption of electoral proceedings, and overvoting.

INEC’s Returning Officer, Professor Yusuf Sa’idu, who made the declaration said the measures became necessary because there were breaches of electoral laws that led to cancellations of results in polling units within 20 of the 21 LGAs.

Before declaring the election inconclusive, the APC candidate was leading the polls with 388,258 votes, as against 342,980 votes polled by Aminu Bande of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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The electoral body is expected to take an action on the election in the days to come.

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows.

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