APC’s Dammodi wins Jigawa guber poll

Alhaji Umar Namadi Dammodi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the winner of the 2023 gubernatorial election in Jigawa State.

Professor Zayyanu Umar the Collation Officer in the state and the Vice-Chancellor of Federal University, Birnin Kebbi, who declared Dammodi the winner in Birnin Kebbi said the APC  candidate scored the high votes of 618,449 in the election and has satisfied all provision of the Electoral Act to be declared the elected governor of Jigawa State.

“That Namadi Umar Alhaji of All Progressives Congress (APC) having satisfied the requirements of the law and scored the higher votes is hereby declared the winner and returned elected,” he said.

Umar said Dammodi scored 618,449 to beat his closest rivals:  Lamido Mustapha Sule of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who scored 368,726 votes and Ibrahim Aminu Ringim of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) who polled 37,156 votes.

The number of total registered voters in the state was 2,351,298, while the total accredited voters for the election was 1,073,540, and the total votes cast were 1,052,793 votes.

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