INEC Declares APC Governorship Candidate, Radda Winner

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Katsina State, Dikko Umar Radda as been declared winner of the Saturday election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The Katsina State governorship election collation officer, Prof Muazu Abubakar Gusau, while declaring the result, said the APC candidate polled 859,892 votes while the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Yakubu Lado scored 486,620 votes.

He said, “I, Prof. Mu’azu Abubakar Gusau, the hereby certify that I am the returning officer of the Katsina governorship election in Katsina held on the 18th day of March 2023.

“That Umaru Dikko Radda of the All Progressives Congress, having satisfied the requirements of the law, is hereby declared winner and returned elected.”

Parties trailing far behind are NNPP, 8,263; PRP, 4,226; SDP, 1,049 and LP 560 among others.

Gusau said the total number of registered voters in the state was 3,516,719 while accrdited voters were 1,399,291.

He added that the total valid votes received were 1,365, 848; rejected votes 20,579 while total votes cast was 1,386,427.

He said results were cancelled in 88 polling units due to over voting, and violence, among others.

In the collation of results from the 34 local government areas of the state, Radda won in 33 leaving Lado with only one.

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