Aminu Masari, incumbent governor of Katsina State, has actualized his second term in office by being reelected in the just concluded governorship election in the state.
Mr Masari ran the race on the platform of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) defeating Yakubu Lado, candidate of the opposing Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The governor was reelected after scoring 1,178,864 votes to trounce Mr Lado who polled 488,621 votes in the election.
The state is the home of President Muhammadu Buhari who also won his re-election bid.
The Returning Officer for the governorship election, Abdullahi Zuru, Vice Chancellor, Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto, said the state had a total of 3.2 million registered voters.
The hinted that total accredited voters were 1,173,780, while the votes cast were 1,720,638 and 37,593 votes were rejected.
“The APC candidate, Aminu Masari, having satisfied the requirements of the law and scored highest number of votes is hereby declared winner and returned elected,” Mr Zuru said on Monday.