PDP’s Dankwambo wins Gombe governorship election


The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared the Gombe State Governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the winner of Saturday’s governorship election in the state.

Mr. Dankwambo scored 285,369 votes to defat his closest challenger, Inuwa Yahya of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who scored 205,132 votes across the 11 local government areas of the state. The APC won the presidential elections in the state on March 28.

The Gombe State returning officer, Saminu Ibrahim, a Professor and Vice Chancellor of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, also announced governorship results for the other eleven parties that contested the elections as follows: Accord Party, 49, ACPN 166, Ad 289, ADC 848, APGA 610, Labour Party 115, NNPP 126, PDC 523, SDP 245 and UDP 100.

Mr. Ibrahim had earlier released results from 10 local government areas in which the PDP was leading in 9 of them. He announced that only the result from Balanga local government was being awaited.

When the Balanga result arrived, the returning officer of the local government,, Haruna Gombe, announced that Mr. Dankwambo of PDP got 30,984 votes while APC’s Inuwa Yahya got 18,409 votes.

By the final announcement, the PDP candidate won in 10 of the11 local government areas in Gombe losing in only Gombe Local Government Area.

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The REC in Gombe said the election in the state was held peacefully throughout the state.

He said 42 per cent of voters were women, adding that there was no record of shortage of election materials, while there was also no report of any death as a result of election.

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