Breaking: As curfew takes effect, Ishaku gets second term mandate in Taraba

Incunbent Governor Darius Ishaku of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been declared winner of the 2019 governorship election held on Saturday in Taraba State by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

The Returning Officer for the election, Shehu Iya, early Tuesday morning at the INEC office in Jalingo pronounced Mr Ishiaku, who is the incumbent governor, as the winner having satisfied the requirement of the law.

The declaration was made as the state government’s imposed curfew takes effect.

Mr Iya, a professor at the Modibo Adama University, Yola, announced that the PDP scored a total vote of 520, 433 while the All Progressives Congress (APC) recorded 362, 735 across the 16 LGAs.

According to the breakdown of the results from the 16 LGAs, the PDP won 12 LGAs while the APC candidate, Sani Danladi claimed victory in the four other LGAs.

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