It was a celebration galore in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq as winner of the polls.

APC supporters, who celebrated at INEC's state headquarters, sang Otoge as they walked through the Ilorin metropolis and converged on the APC's office.

Celebration in Ilorin

Meanwhile, the INEC Returning Officer, Professor Liman Sanusi, said the APC flag-bearer polled 331,546 votes to defeat all the 35 governorship candidates in the contest, including his top opponent, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Razaq Atunwa, who scored 114,754  votes.

The results showed that Abdulrazaq of the APC won in all the 16 local government areas.

The INEC returning officer said that the total number of voters is 1, 376, 372, while the number of accredited voters  was 464,393.

He also said that 453,430 was the total valid votes, while the rejected votes were 9,994 and the total votes cast is 463, 427.

Celebration in Ilorin

Meanwhile, the governor-elect, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq  who spoke with newsmen  after his declaration by INEC said his victory at the polls belongs to the people.

“March 9, the people of Kwara state finally shook off the yoke of political subjugation and socioeconomic stagnation by voting overwhelmingly for our party (APC) in the governorship and House of Assembly elections.

“We give Almighty God all the glory.

“We dedicate this victory to the people of Kwara State, home and abroad, who stood resolutely to see through the democratic revolution that started many years ago.

However, a chieftain of APC, Ishola Oyedepo who spoke with bounce news said " those coming to office can be disgraced liked the others if they take the masses for granted, they have to be careful" he warned.