The Independent National Electoral Commission in Kebbi State has declared Nasir Idris of the All Progressives Congress as the winner of the governorship polls held in the state.
Announcing the result of the supplementary election held last Saturday, the Returning Officer, Professor Saidu Yusuf, said Nasiru Idris scored 409,225 votes against his closest rival, General Aminu Bands, of the PDP who has 360,940 votes.
The victory instantly sent airs of celebrations across the length and breadth of the state while the supporters of the PDP were left in utter disbelief at how they lost the elections.
In his acceptance speech, Governor-elect Idris promised to run an all-inclusive government promising to build on the existing achievements of Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu.
He further said, “Let me use this opportunity to thank our teeming supporters who turned out en masse to vote APC into the office to continue enjoying the dividends of democracy.
“To those who we contested with from other parties, you should know we have no other state than Kebbi. You should therefore join hands with us to move the state forward,” he said.