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Governor Gaidam Reclaims Seat In Yobe State
The governor of Yobe State, Ibrahim Gaidam, candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has been re-elected after he polled the largest vote in the election conducted on Saturday.
Announcing the winner of the election at the INEC headquarters in Damaturu, the Yobe state capital, the returning officer for the election, Ibrahim Njodi, vice chancellor of the University of Maiduguri, said Gaidam scored 334, 847 votes as against 179, 700 votes polled by Adamu Maina Waziri, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, candidate.
The APC candidate won in 16 of the 17 local government areas in the state while Waziri won in just one.
In like manner, the APC swept the House of Assembly seats, winning 22 and leaving only two for the PDP..