Idris emerges Kebbi governor-elect

A former President of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) Dr. Nasiru Idris has won the Kebbi State Governorship election.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the APC candidate winner after polling 409, 225 votes to beat his closest rival Gen. Aminu Bande of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The Commission’s Collation/Returning Officer, Prof. Yusuf Sa’idu of the Usman Danfodio University, SOkoto, the PDP standard bearer secured 360,940.

The returning officer explained that the total votes cast stood at 800,560, out of which valid votes were 781,478, while 19,082 votes were rejected.

“I, Prof. Yusuf Sa’idu, the Returning Officer of the governorship election held on April 15, 2023, declare that Nasiru Idris of APC, having satisfied the requirements of the law and scored the highest number of votes, is hereby returned elected as Governor of Kebbi.”

The Nigeria Labour Congress hailed its former Deputy President, Idris for winning the rescheduled election.

The NLC said Idris’ victory was testimony to hard work, commitment, humility and philanthropy.

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