Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai and his counterpart from Cross River state, Professor Ben Ayade, have both been re-elected as the governor of their respective states.
The Kaduna State Collation Officer, Professor Mohammed Bello, declared El-Rufai as the winner of the governorship election on Monday.
According to Bello, El-Rufai of the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled 1, 045,427 votes to defeat his closest rival, Isa Ashiru of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who polled 814,168 votes.
Meanwhile, Prof. Ayade was confirmed for a second term when the Cross River state Returning Officer, Professor Akii Ibhadode, declared him as the winner of the election on Monday at the end of the collation of results from all 18 local government areas of the state.
Announcing the results at the collation centre in Calabar, Professor Ibhadode said the governor who contested the election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled a total of 381,484 votes.
He added that the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and that of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) polled 131,161 and 4,818 votes respectively.
Ayade, who won in all the 18 local government areas of the state, was re-elected with a winning margin of 250,323 votes.