Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai has been re-elected as governor of Kaduna State for the second term in office.

Announcing the result on Monday in Kaduna,  the State Returning Officer, Prof.   Muhammed Yahuza Bello said, El-Rufai, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, scored 1,045,427 votes to emerge winner.

He said the candidate, Alhaji Isah Ashiru of the  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored 814,168 votes

“Bello said Malam Nasiru El-Rufai haven fulfilled all the requirements of the law,  and scored the highest votes is hereby declared winner of the Kaduna State governorship election.””

Bello said the APC won in 14 LGs while the PDP won in nine LGs that make up 23 LGs in the State.

According to him,  the APC won in Ikara,Kubau,Makarfi, Kudan , Giwa, Kauru and Soba local government areas.

The APC also won in Lere,  Birnin Gwari, Kaduna North and Sabon Gari, Igabi, Kaduna South, Zaria LGs.

While the opposition PDP won in nine local government areas, including Kajuru,Kaura, Jaba, Kachia, Zango Kataf, Sanga, Kagarko, Jema’a and Chikun LGAs.

The results are as follows:

1.Ikara Local government

APC:41,969

PDP:22,553

2.Kubau Local government

APC:57,182

PDP:17,074

3.Kajuru Local government

APC:10,229

PDP:34,658

4.Kaura Local government:

APC:8,342

PDP:38,764

5.Makarfi local government:

APC:34,956

PDP:22,301

6.Jaba Local government:

APC:6,298

PDP:22,976

7.Kudan Local government:

APC:28,624

PDP:22,022

8.Giwa Local government

APC:51,455

PDP:19,834

9.Kauru Local government

APC:34,844

PDP:31,928

10.Kachia Local government

APC:30,812

PDP:51,780

11. Soba Local government

APC:55,046

PDP:25,440

12.Sanga Local Government
APC 20,806
PDP 21,226
13. Zango Kataf Local Government
APC 13,448
PDP 87,546
14 Kaduna North Local Government
APC 97,243
PDP 27,665
15.Birnin Gwari Local Government
APC  32,292
PDP 16,901
16.Chikun Local Government
APC 24, 262
PDP 86, 251
17.Sabon Gari Local Government
APC 57,655
PDP 25,519
18.Lere Local Government
APC 71,056
PDP 45,215
19. Jema’a Local Government
APC 21,265
PDP 63,129
20. Kagarko Local government
APC 21,982
PDP 26,643
21.Kaduna South Local government
APC 102,612
PDP 31, 429
22.Igabi Local government
APC 102,035
PDP 37, 948
23.Zaria Local government
APC 111,014
PDP 35,356
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)  reports that 38 political parties fielded candidates the Kaduna State Governorship poll.
NAN reports that the ruling APC, the PDP,  PRP, SDP and APGA were most  prominent among the Political Parties participated in the March 9poll in the state.
(NAN)