PDP governorship candidate loses LG to APC in Kwara

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The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara, Razak Atunwa, has failed to deliver his Asa Local Government Area in Saturday’s senatorial elections.

In the election, the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled a total of 15, 932 votes to defeat PDP which scored 11, 252 votes

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Atunwa, an indigene of Efue, is a member of the House of Representatives representing Asa/Ilorin West Federal Constituency.

The result of the election was announced by the Returning Officer for Asa Local Government, Prof. Emmanuel Sanya, at the state office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ilorin on Sunday.

APC also won in 12 out of the 17 wards in Asa while PDP won in five wards.

The Returning Officer said a total of 73, 425 voters were registered in the local government, while 29, 027 voters were accredited for the election.

Sanya said out of the 28, 815 votes cast, 27, 850 were valid with 956 votes rejected.

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