The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate for Nasarawa state, Abdullahi Sule, has been declared winner of the governorship election held on 9 March in the state.
Returning Officer for the election Abdullahi Bala on Monday announced Sule as governor-elect after the completion of collation of results from the 13 local government areas of the state.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) official said the APC candidate got 327,229 votes to defeat his closest rival, David Ombugadu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who scored 184,281 votes.
Former Minister of Information Labaran Maku of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) polled 132,784 votes to finish third.
He further explained that 670,879 of the votes cast were valid while 10,521 were rejected.
The result indicated that APC won in 11 out of the 13 local government areas of the state while Maku of APGA and Umar Aliyu Doma of Zenith Labour Party won in Nasarawa Eggon and Doma local government areas respectively.