The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Alhaji Umar Namadi Dammodi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the 2023 gubernatorial election in Jigawa State.
The announcement was made on Sunday by the INEC Collation Officer in the state Prof. Zayyanu Umar Birnin Kebbi.
Dammodi of the APC having scored the highest vote of 618,449 and emerged winner and the newly elected governor of Jigawa State.
The collation officer explained that the total registered voters was 2,351,298, while the total accredited voters stood at 1,073,540, while the total votes cast were 1,052,793 votes.
He further said that the candidate of APC, Dammodi, scored 618,449 to beat his closest rivals of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Lamido Mustapha Sule, who scored 368,726 votes and Ibrahim Aminu Ringim of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) who poolled 37,156 votes.
By Mosunmola Ogi-olu