Incumbent Gov . Simon Lalong of Plateau , the
gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives
Congress ( APC ) in Plateau , has been declared the
winner of the rerun gubernatorial election in the
state.
Lalong gathered 595 , 582 votes to win, with his
closest rival , Jeremiah Useni , a retired Army
General who was the candidate of the People ’s
Democratic Party ( PDP ) , polling 546, 813 votes .
Prof Richard Kimbir , the Returning Officer,
presented the result on Sunday in Jos on behalf
of the Independent National Electoral Commission
( INEC ) in Plateau .
“ The valid votes totalled 1 , 159 , 954, with the
rejected votes standing at 16 , 188 , while the total
votes cast was 1, 176, 142 , ” he said .
The News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN ) reports that
the margin of victory between Lalong of APC and
Useni of the PDP is 48 , 769 votes .
The gubernatorial election held on March 9 in
Plateau had been declared inconclusive.
This had led to a rerun election in 40 polling units
in nine Local Government Areas ( LGAs ) of the
state.

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