Landslide victory for El-Rufai at own polling unit

APC Presidential Candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari (R) assisted by APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole while presenting the party’s flag to the Kaduna State APC Gubernatorial Candidate, Nasir El-Rufai during Presidential rally at Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna on Friday (18/1/18) 00645//18/1/19/Ibrahim Bashir/ICE/NAN 00641 Pic 30. APC Presidential Candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari (L) with Kaduna State APC Gubernatorial Candidate, Gov Nasir El-Rufai during APC Presidential rally at Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna on Friday (18/1/18) 00646/18/1/19/Ibrahim Bashir/ICE/NAN Pic 31All Progressive Congress Party (APC) supporters during the party’s Presidential rally at Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna on Friday (18/1/18) 00646/18/1/19/Ibrahim Bashir/ICE/NAN
APC Presidential Candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari (R) assisted by APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole while presenting the party’s flag to the Kaduna State APC Gubernatorial Candidate, Nasir El-Rufai during Presidential rally at Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna on Friday (18/1/18) 00645//18/1/19/Ibrahim Bashir/ICE/NAN 00641 Pic 30. APC Presidential Candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari (L) with Kaduna State APC Gubernatorial Candidate, Gov Nasir El-Rufai during APC Presidential rally at Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna on Friday (18/1/18) 00646/18/1/19/Ibrahim Bashir/ICE/NAN Pic 31All Progressive Congress Party (APC) supporters during the party’s Presidential rally at Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna on Friday (18/1/18) 00646/18/1/19/Ibrahim Bashir/ICE/NAN

The governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has recorded a landslide victory in his polling unit.

Mr El-Rufai voted in polling unit 024, Ungwar Sarki ward in Kaduna North Local Government.

Mr El-Rufai is seeking to return to the government house for another four years on the flag of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

His main contender is Isa Ashiru of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

At the end of counting Saturday afternoon, the governor polled 367 votes to massively edge his closest rival, Mr Ashiru who had 59.

The result was announced by the President Officer, Abdullahi Hamza.

As at the time of filing this report, counting is ongoing in several polling units across the state.

PREMIUM TIMES reporter observed that voting started early and went on peacefully in every part of the state.

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