UPDATE: APC trashes PDP as Abdulrahman wins Kwara gov poll

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate in Kwara state,  Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has emerged victorious in the governorship election held in the State.

The result was announced on Sunday where Abdulrazaq was delceared winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). APC polled a total of 331,546 votes to defeat its closest rival, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Razaq Atunwa who polled 114, 754 votes.

Also, the APC cleared the 24 seats of the state House of Assembly in the election.

The candidates and their results include Aliyu Wahab Opakunle of Afon state constituency,

8034, Ambali Ibrahim of Onire/Owode (7,953), Salihu Yakubu of Ilesha/Gwanara scored 11,542 and Mohammed Salihu of Okuta/Yashikra polled 14,929.

Others are Nadanusa Mohammed of Edu scored 25,276, Ahmed Rufai of Pategi had 17, 844, Abolarin GG of Ekiti constituency had 7,789 while Adetiba Olarewaju of OKe Ero scored 7,090. Salau Ganiyu of Omupo constituency got 9,790, Owolabi Razaq of theShare/Oke-Ode scored 12,870, Aliyu Yusuf of Ilorin East scored 31,190, Suleiman Abdulsalam Ilorin South polled 25,882, Abubakar Olawoyin of Ilorin Central scored 17,338 and Abdulgafar Ayilara of Ajikobi/Alanamu constituency scored 35,823.

Awodiji Felix of Irepodun scored 15,419, Awolola Olumide scored 6,494; Hammed Baba of Gwanabe/Bani scored 7,728, Abdullahi Danbaba of Kaiama polled 7,096; Bello John Olanrewaju of Lanwa/Ejidongari scored 8,047, while Babatunde Abdulkareem of Olooru/Malete/Ipaye polled 10,588; Saheed Popoola of Balogun/ Ojomu scored 9,987; Adeniran Joy of Shao/Essa scored 11,786; Olayiwola Oyebode of Odo-Ogun scored 4,957 and Yusuf Atoyebi Musa of Oke-Ogun polled 5,847.

The emergence of the Abdulrahman as governor has finally sealed off the political relevance of Dr. Bukola Saraki who until now has been the political godfather of Kwara State.

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