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INEC Declares PDP Candidate Ishaku Winner of Taraba Gubernatorial Race




Darius Ishaku of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has won the Taraba supplementary governorship election held on Saturday.

The Returning Officer, Kyari Mohammed, who announced the result on Sunday in Jalingo, said Ishaku scored 369,318 votes to emerge victorious.

He said Aisha Alhassan of the All Progressives Congress (APC) came second with 275,984 votes, while David Kente of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), polled 29, 966 votes.

The returning officer said the there were 1,461,645 total registered voters in the state, of which 787,516 were accredited for the election.

Mohammed said that the total valid votes cast were 681,166, while the total votes rejected was 174,131.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the April 11 governorship election was declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) due to widespread irregularities.

INEC, on April 25, conducted supplementary election in 218 polling units in 10 council areas of the state.

The APC agent, Alhaji Gambo Umar, however, rejected the result stating that the party would challenge it in court.

On his part, the PDP agent, Rebo Usman, said, “this is a well deserved victory’’.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.


  1. @edDREAMZ

    April 26, 2015 at 7:04 pm


  2. tunmi

    April 27, 2015 at 12:54 am

    Nooooo!!!!! 🙁


    April 27, 2015 at 9:19 am

    these people would rather PDP remain than to have “”change”” with a woman as governor

  4. Taraba princess

    April 27, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    The people’s choice! congrats sir!

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