Gov. Yari re-elected in Zamfara

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Gusau – Gov. Abdulaziz Yari the All Progressive Congress has been re-elected as governor of Zamfara.

In the result declared at about 4.30am on Monday in Gusau, the Returning Officer, Prof. Abdullahi Zuru declared Yari winner with a total vote of 716,964.

closest rival, is also his father in-law, Alhaji Mamuda Shinkafi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored 201,938 votes to come .

The All Progressives Grand Alliance candidate and Secretary of the party, Alhaji Sani Shinkafi polled a total of 2,385 votes to come third.


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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalled that the declaration of the results earlier on Sunday marred by irate youths demanding that the  PDP candidate be declared winner.

They were however dispersed by a joint security made up of the , police and of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps. (NAN)