Election

Gov. Yari re-elected in Zamfara


Gov. Abdulaziz Yari of the All Progressive Congress has been re-elected as governor of Zamfara. In the result declared at about 4.30am on Monday in Gusau, the Returning Officer, Prof. Abdullahi Zuru declared Yari winner with a total vote of 716,964.

His closest rival, who is also his father in-law, Alhaji Mamuda Shinkafi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored 201,938 votes to come second. The All Progressives Grand Alliance candidate and National Secretary of the party, Alhaji Sani Shinkafi polled a total of 2,385 votes to come third.

The declaration of the results was earlier on Sunday marred by irate youths demanding that the PDP candidate be declared winner. They were however dispersed by a joint security team made up of the army, police and men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.

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