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Gov. Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa state wins re-election

Gov. Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa state wins re-election

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Jigawa State Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar has been declared winner of Saturday’s governorship election in the state.

 

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The Governor will serve another four years in office after defeating his major challenger Aminu Ibrahim Ringim in a landslide victory.

 

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The returning officer, Mr Azubike Nwankwo, announced that Muhammad Badaru polled 810, 933 votes to defeat his closest opponent, Aminu Ibrahim Ringim of the people’s Democratic Party, who got 288, 356 votes.


He said Muhammad Badaru Abubakar having scored the highest number of votes is hereby declared returned elected.

 

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SDP Governorship candidate Alhaji Bashir Jimbo scored 32,894

He said that there were 24,152 rejected votes and 1,163,206 total votes cast.

The Governor has defeated Aminu Ibrahim for the second time.
In 2015, Badaru got 648,046 votes against the PDP’s Ibrahim who scored 479,447 votes.

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