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INEC Results Confirms Nasir El-Rufai In Clear Lead In Kaduna

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Kaduna State gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressive Change, APC, Mallam Nasir El Rufai, is maintaining a clear, if not embarrassing lead over his main rival – incubent Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Election results from 15 of the 23 Local Government Areas, LGAs, of Kaduna States are according to Vanguard reporters accounts:

Giwa
APC: 48,248
PDP: 14197
Igabi
APC: 88,361
PDP: 20,180

Ikara
APC: 37,521
PDP: 16,836
Kaduna South
APC: 120,535
PDP 15,665

Chikun
APC: 36,920
PDP: 27,248

Jema’ah
APC: 39,760
PDP: 45,272

Kaduna North
APC: 106,915
PDP: 12,465

Kagarko
APC: 24,846
PDP: 15,413

Kajuru
APC: 18,522
PDP: 21,296

Kaura
APC: 37,521
PDP: 16,836

Kubau
APC: 53,934
PDP: 14,034

Makarfi
APC: 37,759,
PDP: 11,084

Sabon Gari
APC: 61,107
PDP: 12,504

Soba
APC: 55,836
PDP: 12,743

Chikun
APC: 36,920
PDP: 27,248

Total
APC : 864, 693 votes
PDP 293,201 votes

Mallam El Rufai of the APC scored 864,693 votes over Alh. Mukhtar Ramalan Yero of the PDP, who scored 293,201 votes.
Meanwhile, Chief Returning Officer for Kaduna State gubernatorial election, Professor Jafar Kaura has announced a short break around 12 noon, as the results from the remaining 8 LGAs are being awaited.

As the remaining results are being awaited, Kaduna is breathless, with most of the streets deserted in anticipation of the wild, “violent” jubilation that visited the victory of Gen. Mohammadu Buhari, as President-Elect under the APC penultimate week. Scores were killed in self-caused accidents and many more secured injuries in many northern areas of the state from weird jubilation over the victory.

But, it would seem as if government is determined to reduced that kind of jubilation, as ferocious looking, armed police and military personnel were seen manning many of the likely hot areas of Kaduna town.

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