Barring any last-minute change, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in Katsina State, Dikko Umar Radda, will be declared the winner of the Saturday, March 18 governorship poll.
According to Daily Post, although the Returning Officer for Katsina governorship poll Ma’azu Abubakar Gusau is yet to officially announce the result, however, Dikko secured the highest vote in the election.
The APC candidate, who is a former director of the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency, polled 859,892 votes to beat Garba Yakubu Lado of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who scored 486,620 votes.
APC Opens Up Lead In Katsina State
Dikko assumed an early lead in the Katsina State governorship election race according to results released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Naija News reports the APC has won all 17 local government area election results so far declared by INEC.
From the 17 LGAs announced so far, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Dikko Umar Radda has so far polled 413,066 votes while his closest rival from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Lado Yakubu Danmarke secured 213,737 votes.
The collation officers for each of the 17 LGAs presented their results at the INEC Collation Centre on Sunday while the results of other LGAs are being awaited.
Find the results of the 17 LGAs below:
1. MUSAWA LGA
APC – 24,632
PDP – 10,118
PRP – 16
2. ƊANDUME LGA
APC – 23,710
PDP – 14,792
PRP – 146
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Author: Rachel Okporu Fadoju