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Arc. Darius Ishaku of the Peoples Democratic Party has emerged the winner in the 2015 gubernatorial election in the state with a total of Three Hundred and sixty nine thousand three hundred and eighteen votes in the supplementary poll in Taraba state, Northeast Nigeria.
The supplementary election was scheduled by the Independent National Electoral Commission after the 14 April 2015 poll was declared inconclusive.
The candidate of the All Progressive Congress in the state Hajia Aisha Al-Hassan who polled an aggregate of Two hundred and seventy five thousand nine hundred and eighty five votes had earlier called for a complete cancellation and rerun of the election in the state.
Alhassan re-emphasized this call at a press conference when she said the election was marred and characterized by rigging violence and ballot snatching. She rejected the result in totality and said she was heading to the election tribunal to contest the announced results.
Also speaking after the announcement of the election result the Governor elect, Darius Ishaku, said his first assignment in Taraba state would be to improve security in the state and unify all residence of the state.
The PDP governor elect enjoined all residence in the state to embrace peace and work together for the realization of true democracy in Taraba state.