APC’s Simon Lalong declared winner of Plateau rerun election

Governor Simon Lalong of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been declared the winner of the Plateau State governorship election.

Returning Officer in the state, Prof Richard Kimbir, declared Lalong winner after he scored 595,582 votes to defeat 23 other candidates, including the Peoples Democratic Party’s, Jeremiah Useni, who polled 546,813.

The valid votes totalled 1,159,954, with the rejected votes standing at 16,188, while the total votes cast was 1,176,142,” Kimbir said.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the margin of victory between Lalong of APC and Useni of the PDP is 48,769 votes.

A supplementary poll held in the state on Saturday after the gubernatorial elections that held on March 9 were declared inconclusive by INEC.

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