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PDP’s Ibrahim Dankwambo Retains Governorship Seat In Gombe
The incumbent governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwambo, has been re-elected into office.
He polled 285,369 votes to defeat his closest opponent, Inuwa Yahaya, of the All progressives Congress, APC, who garnered 205,132.
The result was announced by the returning officer, Saminu Ibrahim, the Vice Chancellor of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi.
There had been fears that Dankwambo would lose the election, following the sweeping of the state by the APC in the presidential and National Assembly polls. Muhammadu Buhari, the APC candidate won state in the presidential election while his party also got two of the three senatorial seats.
The former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Bayero Nafada won the seat for Gombe North senatorial seat, defeating Hamma Saleh of the PDP with 166,062 votes to 32,126.
Former governor of the state, Danjuma Goje, now a senator, also won the Gombe Central seat for the APC but Gombe South was retained by Senator Joshua Lidani of the PDP.
In the same vein, the APC won four of the six House of Representatives seats in the state.
The full results of the state Assembly are not out yet so it is not known the party that would have the majority in the legislative governor Dankwambo would be working with house.