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APC On Rampage As Governorship Results Trickle In

APC On Rampage As Governorship Results Trickle In

The All Progressives Congress (APC) seems unstoppable in its winning streak. The party has won majority of the governorship seats in Saturday’s elections.

APC candidates carried the day in Lagos, Ogun, Oyo and Kwara states.

Akinwunmi Ambode will take the baton from Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola on May 29. He defeated Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Jimi Agbaje with 152,206 votes.

Ambode, 51, a former permanent secretary/accountant general of the state, polled 811,994 votes. Agbaje got 659,788 votes.

Ambode won in 16 of the 20 local government areas – he lost in Ojo, Oshodi/Isolo, Amuwo Odofin and Surulere.

In Ogun State, Governor Ibikunle Amosun shrugged off PDP candidate Gboyega Isiaka’s challenge, scoring 306, 988 votes as against Isiaka’s 201, 440. The SDP candidate, Senator Kamarudeen Odunsi, got 25, 826 votes.

There was jubilation in Ibadan as Governor Abiola Ajimobi was declared winner. He defeated two former governors  – Rashidi Ladoja of Accord and Adebayo Alao-Akala Labour Party (LP)  – and the PDP candidate, former Senate Leader Teslim Folarin as well as young industrialist Seyi Makinde to retain his seat. Ajimobi broke a jinx, becoming the first Oyo State governor to get re-elected.

Ajimobi scored 327,310 votes. Ladoja scored 254, 520. Alao-Akala polled 184,111. Folarin got 79,019 and Makinde 54,740.

APC also won 18 seats in the House of Assembly. Accord won eight. LP got six seats.

Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha retain his position after a stiff challenge from House of Representatives Speaker Emeka Ihedioha, the candidate of the PDP. Until it was declared inconclusive.

The APC won in President-elect Muhammadu Buhari’s home state of Katsina where former House of Representatives Speaker Aminu Bello Massari, won with 943,085 votes as against PDP candidate Musa Nashuni’s 476,768.

Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) candidate Yakubu Lado came third with 50,361 votes. Masari will take over from the PDP Governor Ibrahim Shema.

The APC displaced the PDP in Benue, Bauchi, Kaduna, Kebbi and Adamawa states.

APC candidate and former Federal Capital Territory Minister Nasir El-Rufai won 1,117, 635 votes to defeat Governor RamallanYero of the PDP who won 485,833 votes. The APC won in 17 local government areas. PDP won in six.

Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, a lawyer and APC candidate, is Bauchi State governor-elect. He defeated PDP candidate Auwal Jatau, backed by outgoing Governor Isa Yuguda with 654,934 votes to Jatau’s 282,650.

Yobe State Governor  Ibrahim Gaidam of APC retained his seat.

He scored 334, 847 votes to defeat his PDP opponent Adamu Maina Waziri who polled 179, 700.

Kwara State Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of APC, won his reelection without breaking a sweat

The APC also won all the 24 seats of the house of assembly.

Ahmed polled 295,832 leaving his PDP opponent Senator Simeon Ajibola with 115,220 votes.

Deputy Governor Umar Ganduje and APC candidate was last night declared governor-elect.

Kano State INEC Collation officer, Professor  Mohammed Hamisu, said Ganduje scored 1,546, 434 votes to defeat his PDP opponent, Malam Sagir Takai, who polled 509,726 votes.

Ganduje won in all the 44 Local Government Areas.

But the PDP retained Gombe State where Governor Ibrahim Dankwabo won with 285,369 votes, beating APC’s Inuwa Yahaya who polled 205,132.

House of Representatives Speaker Aminu Tambuwal won the governorship seat in Sokoto to consolidate the APC’s hold on the state. He is to take over from Governor Aliyu Wamakko.

Tambuwal defeated Senator Abdalla  Wali, the PDP candidate, scoring 647,609

as against  PDP’s 269,007. He won in all the 23 local government areas.

The APC candidate in Benue State, Chief Samuel Ortom, seemed set for victory. The result of only one local government, Buruku, was being awaited.

With 22 local government areas governorship election results announced by the electoral agency, the APC candidate is leading with 91,564 votes.

The APC received 387, 753 votes. The PDP got 296,189 votes. Its candidate is Terherse Tarzoor, a member of the House of Representatives.

APC won in 14 local governments. PDP won in eight.

APC supporters were already dancing in anticipation of the official delaration of the results.

One major upset in the election was the defeat of PDP in Otukpo Local Government Area where Senate President David Mark hails from.

The PDP candidate in Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, won 482, 277 votes to edge out Okey Ezea of APC who polled 43, 839 votes. Outgoing Governor Sullivan Chime is of the PDP.

Deputy Governor Dave Umahi of PDP was declared winner of the Ebonyi State governorship election.

Umahi garnered 289,867 votes to defeat Labour  Party (LP) candidate Edward Nkwegu, who got 124,817 votes.

The APC candidate in Adamawa State, Senator Jibrilla Bindow, is ahead .

With results from 17 local governments so far released, he has polled 280,160 votes. His closest rival, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate Markus Gundiri, scored 162,072.

The local government won by the APC are: Yola North, Yola South, Jada, Mubi South, Shelleng, Mayo -Belwa, Gombi, Girei, Song, and Maiha.

Gundiri, won in Madagali, Michika, Lamurde, Hong, Numan, Demsa and Guyuk.

Results were being awaited from three local governments.

The PDP candidate, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu is a distant third with 74,957 votes.  Dr Ahmed Modibbo of the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) scored 7,220 votes

The APC governorship candidate in Niger State, Abubakar Sani Bello, took an unassailable lead winning in 17 of the 18 local government areas where results were declared yesterday. There are 25 councils in the state.

The APC candidate is ahead of PDP’s Umar Nasko who had a good showing only in his council, Magama Local Government Area.

Bello got 443, 393 votes. Nasko had 171, 986. Elections were still going on in four local government areas.

Nasarawa State Governor Tanko Al- Makura took the lead after results of nine local government areas were announced. He won in eight of the nine. All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate and former Information Minister Labaran Maku won in his home local government Nasarawa Eggon.

Almakura won in Wamba, Obi, Akwanga, Keffi, Karu, Keana, Kokona and Nasarawa local government areas. Results from four local governments were being awaited last night.

Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima of the APC maintained a steady lead in the 15 local government areas so far declared by INEC – 184,094 votes, with the PDP trailing with 7,951 votes. But the full result will not be released till today because elections were rescheduled in some Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp.

Besides, results were being awaited from 12 local government areas.

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