Sanwo-Olu, Abdulrazaq, Buni, Yahaya also get second term

Lagos gov, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Incumbent governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has been declared the winner of the governorship election held in the state on Saturday March 18th, 2023.

He recorded a total of 762,134 votes, defeating Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour of the Labour Party who scored 312,329 votes, followed by Abdul-Azeez Adediran aka Jandor with 62,449 votes.

Sanwo-Olu was declared the winner at 1:15 am on Monday morning, almost 48 hours after the electoral exercise commenced.
The Independent National Electoral Commission announced the results at the commission’s state collation centre, but not without the LP collation agent condemning the exercise.

Sanwo-Olu, in his acceptance speech, said Lagosians had made their voices heard.

“To all of our fellow contestants, we want to salute you for participating in the democratic process, but Lagosians have spoken and have spoken well. They have spoken loud.,” he said.

Others who re-elected or elected are as follow:

INEC also declared winner the incumbent Kwara State Governor AbdulRaman Abdulrazaq the winner, with 273,424 votes.

The APC candidate defeated his rival, Shuaib Yaman Abdullahi, of the PDP, who scored 155,490 votes.

The RO, Prof Isaac Itodo, said Abdulrazaq satisfied the legal requirements to be returned elected.

APC’s Umar Namadi Danmodi was declared the winner of the Jigawa State governorship election.

The RO, Prof Muhammad Umar, said the APC candidate polled 618,449 votes to defeat his PDP counterpart, Dr Mustapha Sule Lamido, who got 368,726 votes.

NNPP’s Ibrahim Ringim polled 37,156 votes, while Labour Party (LP) got 965 votes.

The total number of registered voters was 2,351,298, while the votes cast were 1,052,793, of which 1,032,567 were valid and 20,226 invalid.

PDP’s agent, Aminu Dokajo, rejected the results.

He urged INEC to declare the election inconclusive over the massive cancellation of many units.

APC candidate and the incumbent Yobe governor Mai Mala Buni won re-election after polling 317,113 votes.

He beat his closest opponent, PDP’s Sherif Abdullahi, who scored 124, 259 votes.

The RO and Vice-Chancellor, of Federal University Kashere in Gombe, Prof. Umaru Pate, said Buni “satisfied the requirements of the law is hereby declared the winner of the election, and returned elected”.

NNPP candidate, Alhaji Garba Umar, came third with 14,246 votes, while the Action Alliance (AA) candidate, Arabi Mohammed, polled 3,260.

The total number of registered voters was 1,485,141, the total accredited voters were 459,492, the valid votes were 444,567, rejected votes were 13,214, while the votes cast stood at 457,781.

The NNPP candidate rejected the result, vowing to challenge it in court.

Umar accused the APC in Yobe of using COVID-19 palliatives to induce voters.


APC governorship candidate in Katsina State, Dr. Umar Dikko Radda, was declared the winner.

He polled 859,892 votes to defeat his closet rival, Senator Yakubu Lado Danmarke of the PDP, who scored 486, 620.

The RO and Vice-Chancellor, Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara State, Prof Mua’zu Gusau, said the total registered voters were 3,316,719 while accredited voters were 1,399,291.
According to him, 1,38,647 votes were cast of which 1,365,848 were valid, while 20,579 were invalid.

Gombe incumbent State Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya of the APC was re-elected for a second term after polling 342,821 votes.
He defeated Jibrin Barde of the PDP, who scored 233,131.
New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) candidate Khamisu Mailantarki got 19,861.

APC candidate Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto was declared the winner of the Sokoto State governorship election, with 453,661 votes.

A margin of 44,029 votes separated him from his opponent, PDP’s Sa’idu Umar Ubandoma, who scored 404,632.
Sokoto won 18 of 23 LGAs.


NOTM had earlier reported that the governors of Ogun and Oyo State, Dapo Abiodun and Seyi Makinde had also won second term tenure.



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