Gov. Yahaya takes lead ahead of other candidates in 6 Gombe LGAs
Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya of All Progressives Congress (APC) has taken the lead after the announcement of results from six local governments in the Gombe State governorship election conducted on Saturday.
The APC candidate who is seeking reelection as governor has so far won in four of the six local governments declared. He was being trailed by Jibrin Barde of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who had so far won in two LGAs.
As announced by Prof. Maimuna Waziri, the Vice-Chancellor of Federal University Gashua, Yobe, who is the State Returning Officer for the Governorship Elections in Gombe State APC’s Yahaya polled 124, 949 while PDP’s Barde polled 101, 443, a difference of 23, 506 votes.
Details of the results showed that in Shongom LGA, APC polled 13,609 votes, PDP scored 13,412 votes, while in Billiri, APC scored 14,752 votes and PDP 23,066.
Nafada LGA, APC scored 15,025 votes, PDP 9378 votes; In Balanga APC polled 25341 votes, PDP scored 20085 votes while in Dukku APC polled 35,207 votes, PDP scored 14, 181
The sixth LGA is Kaltungo where APC polled 21015 votes as against PDP’s 21321 votes.
So far, the results of Kwami, Funakaye, Gombe, Yamaltu /Deba and Akko LGAs are yet to be announced.