By Michael Olugbode in Maiduguri
The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in last Saturday’s election in Borno State, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, has been declared the winner of the election.
He swept aside 31 other contestants, scoring 1,175,440 to beat his closest opponent, Alhaji Mohammed Imam, who garnered a paltry 66,115 votes.
Declaring Zulum as the governor-elect, the Returning Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the State, Prof. Alhassan Mohammed Gali, who is also the Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University, Kasheri, Gombe State, said there were 2,316,218 registered voters in the state with 1,292,138 accredited to vote.
He said 1,266,967 were the total valid votes, with 22,060 votes rejected out of 1,289,027 total votes cast.
Declaring Zulum as the governor-elect of Borno State, Gali said the APC candidate has satisfied the requirement of scoring the highest number of votes.
He said: “Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum of the APC having satisfied the requirements of law and scored the highest number of votes is hereby declared winner of the election.”
Below is the score of the two major parties according to local governments: