Bago of APC wins Niger governorship election
The candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Niger State, Mohammed Umar Bago, on Monday won the Saturday governorship election in the state. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) State Collation Officer, Professor Clement Allawa, announcing the final result on Monday, declared that Bago won the election with 469,896 votes, winning majority votes in 20 of the 25 Local Government Areas.
The candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Isah Liman Kantigi, had 387, 476 votes to trail second, winning majority votes five local government areas.
Professor Allawa had declared: “That Mohammed Umar Bago of the APC having satisfied the requirements of the law, is hereby declared the winner and returned elected on this day March 20, 2023.
“I, Professor Clement Allawa, hereby certify that I am the Returning Officer for the 2023 governorship election that was contested on March 18, 2023.”
The Returning Officer highlighted that 899, 488 voters were accredited for the election.