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June 1, 2023

INEC declares APC’s Umar Namadi as Jigawa governor-elect

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Umar Namadi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the 2023 governorship election in Jigawa state.

Announcing the result on Sunday, Zayyanu Umar, the INEC collation officer in Jigawa state, said the APC candidate polled 618,449 votes.

Mustapha Sule Lamido of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) got 368,726 votes, while Ibrahim Ringim of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) polled 37,156 votes.

Of the total number of registered voters which stood at 2,351,298, the number accredited for the governorship election was 1,073,540 votes, while the total votes cast was 1,052,793.

“That Namadi Umar Alhaji of All Progressives Congress (APC), having satisfied the requirements of the law and scored the higher votes, is hereby declared winner and returned elected,” the INEC returning officer said.

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