El-Rufai, a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, defeated 14 other candidates, including Gov. Mukhtar Yero who contested on the platform of the PDP.
The Returning Officer for the state, Prof. Jafar Kaura, said El-Rufai emerged victorious with 1, 117, 635 votes to defeat his closest rival, Yero of the PDP, who secured 485, 833 votes.
Kura said a total of 1, 710, 935 people were accredited for the election of which 1, 660, 109 voted.
According to him, 27, 116 votes were rejected while 65, 386 votes from 112 pulling units in 16 local government areas were cancelled due to various electoral offences.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the state has a total of 3, 357, 469 registered voters. (NAN)
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