Nigerian Guber Polls: INEC Declares El-Rufai Winner in Kaduna

By Mohammad Ibrahim and Longtong Ibrahim

Kaduna (Nigeria) – INEC Returning Officer in charge of Kaduna State, Northwest Nigeria, Professor Ja’afaru Makau Kaura has declared Nasir El-Rufai as winner of the last Governorship election in the State having obtained the highest votes and met the 25% requirement in 2/3 of the 23 local government areas of the State.

Kaura said of the total 1,660,109 votes, the APC candidate polled 1,117,635 votes to defeat Governor Ramalan Yero of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) who has 485,833 votes.

The votes of other parties were: APCN 281, ADC 676, APA 2621, APGA 20,140, Labour Party 2913, NCP 321, NNPP 170, PDC 923, PPA 966, PPN 95, SDP 123, UDP 187, and UPN 109.

Kauna added that total of registered voters in the state was 3,357,469 while total number of accredidated voters was 1,710,935. The total of rejected votes were 27,116.

Meanwhile, a total number of canceled polling units is 112 with a total number of 65,386 canceled votes.

Breakdown of Votes

Kajuru LG: APC 18,522. PDP 21,296. APGA 560

Jema’a LG: APC. 39,760. PDP 45,272. APGA. 3,093

Kachia LG: APC – 31,352 PDP – 33,053

Jaba LG: APC 10,159 PDP 15,366

Zango Kataf LG: APC – 31,058 PDP – 45,236

Kaura LG: APC 15,936 PDP 22,190
While El-Rufai won in three local government of Kagarko, Sanga, Lere and Kauru in Southern Kaduna Senatorial Zone.

Kagarko LG: APC 24,846. PDP 15,413

Sanga LG: APC- 25,493 PDP 19,330

Lere LG: APC – 66,241 PDP – 37,328

Kauru LG: APC – 29,098 PDP – 24,947
The APC candidate, Malam Nasir El-Rufai cleared all votes from the central and Northern Senatorial District of the state.

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Central Senatorial District
Chikun LG: APC – 36,920 PDP – 27,248

Kaduna North LG: APC 106,915. 12,465. APGA 451

Kaduna South LG: APC 120,535 PDP 15,665‎.

Igabi LG: APC 88, 361 PDP 20,180‎

Birnin Gwari: APC – 37,048 PDP – 12,992
Northern Senatorial District
Ikara LG: APC 37,521 PDP 16,836

Makarfi LG: APC 37,759 PDP 11,084

Kubau LG: APC 53,934 PDP 14,034

Soba LG: APC 55,836 PDP 12,743

Kudan LG: APC 31,563 PDP 11,025

Sabon Gari LG: APC 61,107 PDP 12,504

Zaria LG: APC 109,443 PDP 25,429

Giwa LG: APC 48,248 PDP 14,197‎

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