Ex-governor Dankwambo wins Gombe North Senatorial seat, defeats incumbent


Former governor of Gombe State, Alhaji Ibrahim Dankwambo has won the Gombe Central North Senatorial District, defeating the incumbent Alhaji Saidu Alkali of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Gombe North consists of five Local Government areas, namely, Gombe,Kwami, Dukku, Funakaye and Nafada.

Prof. Umaru Gurama, the Deputy Vuce Chancellor Administration Federal University of Kashere (FUK ) and Returning Officer of Gombe North announced the result on Monday in Malamsidi headquarters of Kwami Local Government Area of Gombe .

He said that Dankwambo polled 143155 votes to defeat his closest rival, Alkali of the APC, who scored votes 77,948.

”Having satisfied the requirements of the law and scored the highest votes, Alhaji Ibrahim Dankwambo is hereby declared the winner and returned elected,” he said.

He said 239,339 voters were accredited but 237,116 voted.

The Returning Officer (RO) said 8,566 votes were rejected.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Dankwambo contested in the 2019 elections but was defeated by Alkali.

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