Nigerian presidential candidate of the main opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari and vice-presidential candidate Yemi Osinbajo attend a campaign rally on January 19, 2015 in Kaduna. Buhari will face President Goodluck Jonathan ~ CHRIS STEIN
Katsina - The All Progressives Congress (APC) has won with wide margins all the three senatorial seats in Katsina State at the concluded National Assembly elections.
In Katsina Central, the Returning Officer, Professor Aminu Dalhatu said that APC candidate, Alhaji Umar Ibrahim, polled 375,360 votes to defeat Alhaji Lamis Dikko of the PDP, who got 77,323 votes.
In Katsina North, the returning officer, Professor Rashid Hamid, declared that the APC candidate, Alhaji Mustapha Bukar scored 308,041 votes to emerge winner.
Bukar defeated PDP candidate and Speaker of Katsina State House of Assembly, Alhaji Ya’u Gwajo-gwajo, who secured 102,892 votes.
In Katsina South, the returning officer, Professor Hamza Mani said that APC candidate who is the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Abu Ibrahim, polled 409,642 votes to emerge victorious.
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He defeated the state Deputy Governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Faskari of the PDP who scored 100,364 votes.
In a related development, APC has won Daura/Sandamu/Mai’adua Federal Constituency.
The returning officer, Professor Rashid Hamid said that APC candidate, Alhaji Sani Saidu-Fago, a one time Speaker of the state assembly, polled 29,137 votes to emerge the winner.
Hamid said that Saidu-Fago defeated Alhaji Sani Lawal of the PDP, who scored 9,948 votes during the election.
In Kankia/Kusada/Ingawa Federal Constituency, the returning officer, Dr. Lawal Abdu-Saulawa said that the APC candidate, Alhaji Ahmed Babba polled 65,768 votes to emerge winner.
Saulawa said that Babba, the incumbent member for the area, defeated Alhaji Sada Yakubu of PDP who scored 16,797 votes.