Former NUT president wins Kebbi governorship election for APC

THE All Progressives Congress (APC) has won the 2023 governorship election in Kebbi state.

The victory followed the party’s lead in the supplementary election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state on Saturday, April 16.

Declaring the APC candidate, Nasiru Idris, a former president of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), winner of the poll, INEC’s returning officer in the state, Sa’idu Yusuf, a professor, said Idris polled the highest number of votes, which is 409,225.

The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Aminu Bande, a retired general, came second after securing 360,940 votes.

Announcing Idris as the election winner, Yusuf said, “I, Sa’idu Yusuf, returning officer of the Kebbi State governorship election, hereby declare Nasiru Idris of the APC winner of the governorship election, having polled a total of 409,225 and having satisfied the requirements of the law.”

The ICIR reported how INEC declared the Kebbi State governorship poll inconclusive on March 20.

The returning officer, Yusuf, who works at the Danfodio University in Sokoto, said cancellations occurred across several registration areas (RAs) in various voting districts in 20 of the 21 local government areas in the state.



    According to him, the declaration of the election as inconclusive was in line with provisions of the Electoral Act 2022.

    Idris had led with 388,258, while Bande trailed with 342,980.

    The ICIR reports that the governor-elect, Idris, was the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) president until he vied for the APC governorship ticket in the state in 2022.

    He defeated Yahaya Abdullahi, the Senate majority leader, and Abubakar Gari-Malam, another aspirant, to win the ticket.

    Marcus bears the light, and he beams it everywhere. He's a good governance and decent society advocate. He's The ICIR Reporter of the Year 2022 and has been the organisation's News Editor since September 2022. Contact him via email @ [email protected].

    Join the ICIR WhatsApp channel for in-depth reports on the economy, politics and governance, and investigative reports.

    Support the ICIR

    We invite you to support us to continue the work we do.

    Your support will strengthen journalism in Nigeria and help sustain our democracy.

    If you or someone you know has a lead, tip or personal experience about this report, our WhatsApp line is open and confidential for a conversation


    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    Support the ICIR

    We need your support to produce excellent journalism at all times.

    - Advertisement


    - Advertisement