Abubakar Bello re-elected Niger State Governor

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

He ran on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and defeated his major challenger, Umar Nasko of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with a wide margin.

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

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

This is the second time Bello is defeating Nasko. In 2015, he polled garnered 593,702 votes against Nasco’s 239,772 votes.

Details of the final result are as  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

ACD – 14,230

ACPN – 137

ADC – 1,434

ADP- 36,015

AGA – 2,422

APA – 902

APC – 526,412

APGA – 4,680

APP – 153

BNPP – 188

CAP – 57

DA – 84

FJP – 76

GPN – 53

JMPP – 56

KP – 188

LP – 988

LPN – 5,457

MPN – 181

NCMP – 308

NCP – 155

NNPP – 256

NRM – 2,526

PDP – 298,065

PPC – 553

PPN – 2,333

PRP – 1000

SDP – 1,699

UDP – 101

WTPN – 39

ZLP – 123

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