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PDP’s Agbu wins Taraba governorship election



The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday declared the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Taraba State, Kefas Agbu as the winner of that election.

The state’s returning officer, Professor Mohammed Ahmad Abdullaziz who made the announcement in Jalingo, the state capital, noted that Agbu fulfilled all the requirements, hence his emergence as the governor-elect for the state.

Agbu scores 257,926 votes to beat his closest rival who is the candidate of the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) Professor Sani Yahaya who scored a total of 202,277 votes.

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Emmanuel Bwacha, garnered 142,502 votes, coming third behind Agbu and Yahaya.

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The outcome of the election means the outgoing governor of Taraba state, Darius Dickson Ishaku, will hand over to Agbu, a retired army colonel, on May 29, 2023.

Following the announcement, Prpf Abdulaziz called on the candidates to forgive each other, as democracy has gone a long way in Nigeria.

His statement followed heightened tensions after INEC delayed the announcement, resulting in an outcry from PDP, alleging result manipulation.

Addressing his victory, the governor-elect, Agbu said every contest is bound to have a winner. He described the gubernatorial election as tough, stating that the people’s will led to his victory.

Meanwhile, the incumbent governor, Ishaku, said the people of Taraba state should continue backing the PDP by supporting the incoming governor’s quest to make his campaign promises a reality for the state.

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