he Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has finally declared the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate of Taraba state, Kefas Agbu as the governor-elect.
Making the declaration in the early hours of Tuesday, in Jalingo, the state capital, the returning officer, Professor Mohammed Ahmad Abdullaziz said the candidate has fulfilled all the election requirements, hence his emergence as the governor-elect for Taraba state.
While the governor-elect polled a total of 257,926 votes, in last Saturday’s gubernatorial election, his closest rival who is the candidate of the New Nigerian Peoples Party NNPP, Professor Sani Yahaya scored a total votes of 202,277.
A former Deputy Minority Leader who later defected to the All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha came third with 142,502 votes.
In his acceptance speech, Agbu vowed to carry all the people in the state along, irrespective of political, religious and tribal affiliations.
He called on all his fellow contestants to give him the much needed support.
Elated by the victory, the party’s state chairman, Inuwa Bakari said the victory is not for the PDP alone, but for the entire people of the state.