30 April 2011

Nigeria: Dankwambo Emerges Winner in Gombe

Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo of Peoples Democratic Party has emerged the winner of Gombe State governorship election.

Announcing the result yesterday in Gombe, the Returning Officer, Professor Yaganami Karta, said Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo scores 596, 481 to beat Alhaji Abubakar Aliyu of the Congress For Progressive Change (CPC) who got 91, 781 and Senator sa'idu Umar Kumo of All Nigeria People Party (ANPP) who polled 84, 959 votes.

Others defeated in the race include, Kiloyobas Kere of Labor Party (LP) who got 3, 731, Sadiq Umar Abubakar of Social Democratic Mega Party (SDMP) and Jafar Abubakar of African Democratic Congress (ADC) who both scored 2,856 and 585 votes respectively.

Announcing the result of Gombe North Senatorial Election, the Returning Officer, Ishaya Dauda Marama, said the incumbent Senator, Sa'idu Ahmed Alkali of PDP emerged the winner by polling 136, 850 to beat his opponents, Mu'azu Umar Babagoro of CPC who scored 81, 519 and Engineer Abdullahi Sa'ad Abubakar of ANPP who got 36, 427 votes.

In Kaltungo/Shongom, Yamaltu Deba and Dukku/ Nafada federal constituencies, Hajia Binta Bello (PDP) with 90, 594 vote; Shuaibu Galadima (PDP) with 74, 894 votes and Umar Abdullahi (CPC) with 20, 525 votes, emerged the winners of their respective federal constituencies.

PDP has won majority of the seats of the states House of Assembly while CPC won the rest.

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