In the supplementary poll on
Saturday, Bello won 6,885 votes
to take APC’s unassailable lead to
247,742, while the incumbent
governor, Idris Wada, got 5,363
votes, taking PDP’s total to

Bello was nominated by
the APC to replace Abubakar
Audu, candidate of the party in
the November 21 election who
died as results were being
collated on November 22.

Audu had polled 240,861,
putting the APC in the lead, while
Wada secured 199,514 votes. But
the election was declared
inconclusive because the margin
of votes (41,353) between the
two leading candidates was less
than the number of cancelled
votes (49,953) which could
theoretically affect the final
outcome. The supplementary
election results showed that Bello
won in 11 local government
areas (LGAs) out of 19 in the
state while Wada won in seven
LGAs only.

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