The governorship candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abubakar Bello and Aminu Masari have been re-elected governors of Niger and Katsina State. respectively
Bello polled 526,412 votes to defeat his closest opponent, Umar Nasko of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who polled a total of 298,065 votes.
The Returning Officer, Professor Angela Miri, announced the result at the INEC collation centre in Minna, the state capital, saying Governor Bello was declared the winner and returned elected having polled the highest votes in the election.
Meanwhile, Aminu Masari of Katsina State won his re-election bid by a landslide victory.
Masari, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, swept to victory by receiving 1,178,864 million votes, almost three times the 488,621 votes that Garba Yakubu Lado of the Peoples Democratic Party polled.
Independent National Electoral Commission’s Returning Officer for the poll, Professor Abdullahi Abdu Zuru declared him the winner of the election and returned him elected in the wee hours of Monday.