Abuja - The just-ended elections in Yobe State, one of the states worst hit by the Boko Haram crisis, have been declared free and fair.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam has been re-elected after he polled the largest vote in the election conducted on Saturday.
He was declared as the governor-elect at the Independent National Electoral Commission Headquarters in Damaturu, the state capital, late on Sunday.
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The Returning Officer for the election in the state, who is also the Vice Chancellor of the University of Maiduguri, Prof. Ibrahim Njodi, said the APC candidate emerged winner with a total of 334 847 votes to defeat Alhaji Adamu Maina Waziri of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), his closest rival who scored a total of 179 700 votes.
The incumbent governor, Gaidam, won in 16 of the 17 councils of the state while Waziri won in one.
Also in results made available to the media showed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) won 22 out of the available 24 seats in the state assembly election leaving two for the PDP.
Zarma described the election as free, fair and credible across the state.
He thanked all stakeholders for the success.