In Lifestyle by Naijatweet Staff on the 11th, March, 2019

Abubakar Bello Wins Niger Governorship Election

Abubakar Bello Wins Niger Governorship Election


The governor of Niger State, Abubakar Bello, has been declared winner of Saturday’s governorship election in the state.

Mr Bello, running under the All Progressive Congress (APC) will serve another four years in office after defeating his major challenger, Umar Nasko of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in a landslide victory.

The returning officer and Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Lokoja, Angela Freeman, announced that Mr Bello polled 526,412 votes to defeat Mr Nasko who had 298,065 votes.

“Mr Bello having satisfied and scored the highest number of votes is hereby declared returned elected,” she said.

Mr Bello is defeating Mr Nasko for the second time. In 2015, Mr Bello garnered 593,702 votes against Mr Nasko who scored 239,772 votes.

 

See details of the final result below.

Total Registered Voters – 2,377,034

Accredited Voters – 925,518

Total Valid Votes – 900,871

Rejected Votes – 19,609

Total Vote Cast – 920,480

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