The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Dapo Abiodun, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun state, as winner of the governorship election.
He polled 241,670 votes to defeat Adekunle Akinlade, governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) who secured 222,153, leaving a margin of 19,517 votes.
APC won in 11 of the 20 local government areas (LGAs), APM had six LGAs, Action Democratic Congress (2) while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won just one LGA.
Meanwhile, INEC in Kano has suspended the collation of governorship election results due to what it called “disturbing report of disrupting collation process at Nasarawa local government by some people that led to the destruction of some election results.”
Kano’s Resident Electoral Commissioner, Prof Riskuwa Arabu Shehu, made this known while addressing journalists at about 4am when the collation session was supposed to resume.
Prof Shehu said the commission could not go on with the collation due to the commotion that took place at the Nasarawa collation centre.
He said the commission will fall back to its primary and secondary sources of data to recollect what was lost during the unfortunate incident.
The opposition PDP was in the lead in 43 out of 44 LGAs in the northwest state.