Dikko Umar-Radda of APC Declared Kastina State Governor-elect
Dikko Umar-Radda of the All Progressives Congress is declared the winner and governor-elect in Kastina State.
ENigeria Newspaper reports that Dikko Umar-Radda of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was declared the winner and governor-elect of Katsina State by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Announcing the result, Muazu Abubakar-Gusau, INEC returning officer for the Katsina governorship poll, on Sunday said the winner Umar-Radda polled 859,892 votes to win the election.
Yakubu Lado-Danmarke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) came second with 486,620 votes.
Giving details on voter participation in the election, the INEC returning officer said the number of registered voters in the state was 3,516,719, while those accredited for the governorship election was 1,399,291.
He gave the number of rejected votes as 20,579, while the total valid votes was 1,365,848 and the total votes cast was 1,386,427.
He said elections were cancelled in 88 polling units due to some irregularities such as violence and over-voting.
“Having satisfied the requirements of the law and scored the highest number of votes, Dikko Umar-Radda of the APC is hereby declared winner and returned elected,” Abubakar-Gusau said.
Source: ENIGERIA NEWSPAPER