A total of 1,565,861 votes were cast in the election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Senator Uba Sani of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the Kaduna governorship election.
Declaring the result, the State Collation Officer for the gubernatorial election (SCOGE), Prof. Lawal Suleiman Bilbis, put the number of registered voters at 4,335,208, accredited voters, 1,581,662, valid votes cast, 1,546,747 and invalid votes, 19,114.
He said a total of 1,565,861 votes were cast in the election.
Professor Bilbis said Sani polled 730,002 votes, while Hon. Mohammed Isa Ashiru of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored a total of 719,196 votes.
According to him, “Senator Uba Sani having scored the highest number of valid votes and met the requirements of the law, is hereby declared the winner and returned elected.”
The PDP agent at the collation centre, Danjuma Sarki, refused to sign the result.
SaharaReporters had on Monday reported that protesters gathered at the Kaduna State headquarters of INEC over plots by the Governor Nasir El-Rufai-led state government and the electoral commission to rig the polls.
The protesters had gathered in front of the barricade surrounding the INEC headquarters but were prevented coming close to the collation centre.
The protesters had fingered the governor of the state, Nasir El-Rufai as the mastermind of the alleged manipulation.
The PDP had earlier rejected the result of Lere Local Government Area, saying the figures did not tally with the result uploaded on the iRev Portal.