The incumbent governor of Kaduna state, Malam Nasir El-Rufai of the All Progressive Congress, APC has finally won re-election after holding his breath for too long in the fiercely contested election.
He was declared winner of the gubernatorial poll by INEC Returning Officer and Vice-chancellor of Bayero University, Kano, Prof. Mohammed Bello after scoring a total of 1,045,427 votes.
El-Rufai defeated his closest rival, Isa Ashiru of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP who polled 814,168 votes.
In his acceptance remarks, he thanked the people of Kaduna for entrusting him with the responsibility to lead the state for the next four years.
“I accept my reelection with gratitude and humility. I thank the people of Kaduna State most profoundly for this vote of confidence in our stewardship,” he said.