INEC declares APC’s Umar Namadi as Jigawa gov-elect

The Jigawa state governorship election, which took place on March 18, was won by Umar Namadi of the All Progressives Congress (APC), according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). With a total of 618,449 votes, Namadi, the North-West state’s deputy governor and former commissioner of finance, defeated Mustafa Lamido of the PDP, who received 368,726 votes, and Aminu Ringim of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), who received 37,156 votes.

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Namadi will replace the incumbent, Abubakar Badaru of the APC whose two-term of eight years ends on May 29, 2023.


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