INEC declares APC’s Uba Sani winner of Kaduna guber election
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has declared Senator Uba Sani of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), as the winner of the Saturday governorship election in Kaduna State with a slight margin over the People Democratic Party candidate (PDP) Isa Ashiru Kudan.
Declaring the result, the State Collation Officer for Gubernatorial Election (SCOGE), Prof. Lawal Suleiman Bilbis said, the number of registered voters in the state are 4,335,208, accredited voters are 1,581,662, valid votes cast are 1,546,747 invalid votes cast are 19,114 and total votes cast are 1,565,861.
Professor Bilbis said Senator Uba Sani of the APC polled 730,002 votes. He said Hon. Mohammed Isa Ashiru of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) scored a total of 719,196 votes.
According to him, “Senator Uba Sani having scored the highest number of valid votes and met the requirements of the law, is hereby declared the winner and returned elected.”
He gave the total votes scored by the political parties in the states as follows: APC: 730,002, LP: 58,283, NNPP: 21,405 and PDP: 719,196.
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Candidate, Hon. Mohammed Isa Ashiru Kudan won in 13 local government areas of Kaura, Sanga, Kajuru, Makarfi, Jaba, Jema’a, Zangon Kataf, Soba, Chikun, Kagarko, Lere, Kachia and Kudan.
The APC gubernatorial candidate, Sen. Uba Sani won only in 10 local government areas of Giwa, Ikara, Kauru, Sabon Gari, Kubau, Zaria, Kaduna North, Kaduna South, Igabi and Birnin-Gwari.