Muhammad Abubakar, the Governor of Bauchi State, who is seeking re-election, has lost his polling unit to Bala Mohammed, the Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Saturday.
Mohammed, a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, polled 358 votes, to defeat Abubakar, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who polled 288 votes.
Chinedu Onora, the Presiding Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, at Gindin Durumi polling unit, announced the results.
When he cast his vote earlier, on Saturday morning, the Governor had described the election process as “fast and peaceful, compared to other elections” he had participated in.
He promised to accept the outcome of the election, as announced by INEC.
“I hope it continues to go this way. I will abide by the decision of INEC, because it is God that gives power”, he had said.
In Kano State, Abba Kabir Yusuf, the Candidate of the PDP, won at Magwan polling unit, where Nasiru Gawuna, the Deputy Governor of the State, voted.
The PDP polled 93 votes, while the APC secured 73 votes there.