Ganduje, Tambuwal, Lalong and Ortom win second term

Ganduje, Tambuwal, Lalong and Ortom win second term

The quartet of Governors Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, Simon Lalong of Plateau State, Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State and Samuel Ortom of Benue Stat

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The quartet of Governors Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, Simon Lalong of Plateau State, Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State and Samuel Ortom of Benue State, have all won re-election in their respective states.

Ganduje overcome the main challenger, Abba Kabir-Yusuf of the Peoples Democratic Party by 8982 votes, According to the result announced by the returning officer, Prof. Bello Shehu, Ganduje of the All Progressives Congress polled 1,033,695 votes while Kabir-Yusuf got 1,024,713 votes. Before the supplementary election, the PDP candidate had 1,014,474 votes, while Ganduje got 987,819 votes.

However, the PDP Chairman in Kano, Alhaji Suleiman Rabiu – Bichi rejected the entire re-run election, especially that of Gama in Nassarawa Local Government Area and described the election processes as shameful and called for the immediate cancellation of the exercise. According to him, the party will not accept the result. It therefore refused to sign it.

In Sokoto State, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of the Peoples Democratic Party won the election, polling a total score of 512,002 votes to beat Ahmad Aliyu of the All Progressives Congress who garnered 511,660. Tambuwal won with a slim margin of 342 votes.

In Plateau State, Governor Simon Lalong of the All Progressives Congress won the governorship election, following the supplementary poll held on Saturday. Lalong was declared the winner by the Returning Officer in the state, Prof Richard Kimbir, after scoring 595,582 votes to defeat 23 other candidates, including the Peoples Democratic Party standard-bearer, Jeremiah Useni, who garnered 546,813.

In Benue, Ortom who defected from the ruling party, All Progressive Congress to the Peoples Democratic Party last year, won the supplementary election as he defeated his closest rival, Emmanuel Jime of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and 31 other contestants polling a total of 434,473 votes.