Governor Umaru Almakura of the All Progressives Congress has been declared winner of the 2015 gubernatorial elections in Nasarawa State.
The results which were declared 5.20a.m. Monday amid tight security.
Declaring the results at the state headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission, the returning officer, Professor Abdulmuninu Ranfindadi, said that Mr. Almakura won the election having scored 309,746, to defeat his closet opponent, Labaran Maku of APGA who polled 178,983 followed by Yusuf Agabi of PDP who scored 119,782 votes.
Mr. Ranfindadi explained that Mr. Almakura satisfied the requirements of the Electoral law having won 25 percent in 12 out of the 13 local government areas of the state.
He added that a total of 623,279 votes were cast and that 771 votes were rejected.
The PDP agent, Nawani Aboki, accepted the outcome and said he will have to present the results to his principal before taking any decision.