INEC declares APC’s Bago Niger’s Governor-elect

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Umar Mohammed Bago, the Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) the winner of the Niger State Governorship election held last Saturday.

Professor Clement Allawa, the Returning Officer for the state Governorship election, made the declaration in Minna, the state capital.

Allawa said Bago scored a total of 46,9896 votes to defeat his closest rival, Alhaji Liman Isah Kantigi of the Peoples Democratic Party ({PDP) who polled a total of 38,7476 votes while Labour Party candidate, Joshua Bawa got 3,415 votes to place third.

“I am the Returning Officer for the Niger state Governorship election held on Saturday 28th of March, 2023, and having satisfied the Electoral process, I hereby declare Umar Mohammed Bago as the winner of the election,” he declared.

The total number of registered voters in the state is 2, 698,344 while 899,488 voters were accredited for the election with  889,956 votes cast out of which 26, 936 votes were rejected.

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