AbdulRazaq:- In order to defeat his two closest rivals, Abdullah Yahman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who received 155,490 votes, and Hakeem Lawal of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), who received 18,922 votes, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate garnered 273,424 votes.
On Saturday, elections for governor were held in 28 of Nigeria’s 36 states.
A court case compelled INEC to bring the gubernatorial and state assembly elections forward, which resulted in them taking place a week later than originally planned.
Anambra, Bayelsa, Edo, Ekiti, Imo, Kogi, Osun, and Ondo are eight of the 36 states that have “off-season” governorship elections because of legal disputes and court rulings.
The 28 states that held governorship elections on March 18 are Abia, Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Benue, Borno, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Enugu, Gombe, Jigawa, Katsina, Kebbi, Kwara, Lagos, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe, and Zamfara.
Of the 28 states, 17 outgoing governors are in their final weeks of office and 11 incumbent governors, including AbdulRazaq, ran for reelection.
Among the 28 states, 11 of the current governors, including AbdulRazaq, ran for reelection, while 17 outgoing governors, who were sworn in on May 29, 2015, are nearing the end of their constitutionally mandated two terms of eight years.
The returning officer for the state governorship election, Professor Isaac Itodo, who serves as the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Agriculture, Makurdi, announced the results on Sunday at the Independent National Electoral Commission’s office in Ilorin. AbdulRazaq was declared the winner of the election after receiving the majority of the votes cast.
All 16 local government councils in the state were won by AbdulRazaq. He won in the local governments of Offa, Oyun, Ifelodun, Irepodun, Oke-Ero, Ekiti, Patigi, Edu, Kaiama, and Baruten as well as Ilorin South, Ilorin West, and Ilorin East.