Officially, five of the 11 governors who sought reelection in the March 18 polls held across Nigeria in West Africa have been declared winners by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to return to office for another four-year term each.
They are Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State, Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State and Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State.
Also, two newcomers have won governorship elections in the country — Umo Eno in Akwa Ibom State and Umar Namadi in Jigawa State.
Of the seven, five of them belong to the All Progressives Congress (APC) while two are members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
PDP’s Makinde defeated his challengers including Labour Party (LP)’s Akinwale Tayo as well as a serving senator, Teslim Folarin of the APC.