All Progressives Congress (APC) was in early lead
of the governorship election with a high margin in nine
local government areas so far collated out of the 17
councils of the state.
The results were submitted at the state collation
center under the leadership of Prof. Abubakar Gundiri
by the local government collation officers.
Alhaji MaiMala Buni of the APC gubernatorial
candidate scored 21,765 votes in Gulani Local
Government against Ambassador Iliya Damagum of
the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who polled 4,576
In Fika Local Government, APC polled 36,519 against
PDP’s 9,552 while in Bade Local Government APC
leads with 32,213 against PDP’s 8,854.
APC polled 20,657 votes in Bursari Local Government
against PDP’s 2,813 while in Damaturu Local
Government APC scored 26,087 against PDP’s 3,760
and in Nangere Local Government APC had 25,698
while PDP scored 4,765 votes.
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In Karasuwa Local Government APC polled 24,262
against PDP’s 2,762 votes while in Gujba Local
Government APC received 17,714 votes and PDP had
The APC also scored 11,338 votes in Tarmuwa Local
Government while PDP polled 3,925 votes.
Meanwhile results from the remaining eight local
government areas were being awaited.