The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in Bauchi state governorship poll, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, has been declared winner of the election.
Senator Mohammed defeated the incumbent, Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Senator Bala Mohammed got 515,113 votes against outgoing Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar who got 500,625 votes.
The PDP candidate got 39,225 votes in Tafawa Balewa local government area while the APC candidate got 30,055 votes.
The Tafawa Balewa local government area elections result was presented by the newly appointed Returning Officer, Dr Musa Dahiru, a lecturer with Federal University Kashere, Gombe state.
He replaced Mrs Dominion Anosike, the former local government area Returning Officer who collated the results after the election.
According to him, Tafawa Balewa has 11 Wards or Registration Areas with 139,240 registered voters and 74,181 voters were accredited for the election held on 11th March, 2019.
He further disclosed that a total of 73,779 votes were cast with 73,041 valid votes while 738 votes were rejected.
According to him, four Polling Units in Dajin, Bununu and Lere with a combined 4,411 registered voters were cancelled due to various reasons that contravene the Electoral Act 2010 as amended and other guidelines for the 2019 elections.
Bauchi State has 2,462,843 registered voters and 1,143,019 voters were accredited for the governorship election.
1,133,966 votes were cast in the governorship election with 1,111,406 valid votes recorded while a total of 22,560 votes were rejected.
Announcing the results on Monday night, the state INEC Returning Officer, Professor Mohammed Kyari said “the PDP candidate, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed having scored the highest number of votes was returned elected.”
Senator Bala Mohammed was declared the winner after the conduct of a supplementary election held on 23rd March, 2019 and the re-collation of the Tafawa Balewa local government area governorship election results by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).