The Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno as the winner of Saturday gubernatorial election.
The Returning Officer, Prof. Jude Rabo, while announcing the result, said Zulum of All Progressives Congress, APC, pulled 545, 542 votes to defeat his closest rival, Mohammed Jajari of People’s Democratic Party, PDP, who got 82,147 votes.
Mr Zulum was re-elected on the platform of APC defeating other 11 contestants in the race.
NAN also reports that all the 28 House of Assembly seats in Borno were won by APC, with the incumbent Speaker of the assembly, Abdulkarim Lawan ( APC-Guzamala) who is the longest serving speaker winning for the fifth time.