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JUST IN: INEC declares winner of Nasarawa governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday morning declared governor Abdullahi Sule, the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the March 18 gubernatorial election.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that announcing the result this morning in Lafia, the state returning officer, Prof. Tanko Ishaya, stated that Sule having garnered the highest votes is declared the winner of the election in Nasarawa State.

Governor Sule got 347,209 votes to defeat his closest rival, Dr David Emmanuel Ombugadu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who scored 283,016 votes.

Prof. Ishaya further disclosed that the total number of registered voters in the state was 1,899,244.

He added that the accredited voters in the state were 668,978 but the total votes cast were 660,805 while the rejected votes were 6,934.

“Having satisfied the requirements and having received the total votes of 347,209 by the APC with the candidate, Sule Audu, is hereby returned and declared the winner of the governorship election in Nasarawa State,” Prof. Tanko said.

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