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APC wins national by-election in Yobe

24 April 2016, 13:49

Damaturu - The All Progressives Congress (APC) has won the Damaturu/Tarmuwa/Gujba/Gulani federal constituency by-election in Yobe.

Professor Sunday Alao,Returning Officer of the election on Saturday in Damaturu declared APC candidate, Honourable Abdullahi Kukuwa as the winner.

Kukuwa scored 23,745 votes to be declared as winner against Hon Nasiru Hassan of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who polled 6,990 votes to emerge second.

Also read: INEC presents certificate of return to 6 chairmen, 63 councillors-elect

Adamu Dina of the Advance Congress for Democracy (ACD) scored 163 votes while Jibrin Ladan of the National Conscience Party (NCP) scored 139 votes.

The election was conducted on Saturday to replace Honourable Khadija Bukar, who was appointed minister in the federal cabinet.

Zannah Ibrahim, Yobe Commissioner of Police said there was no violence recorded in any of the four participating Local Government areas.

Yobe would head for another by- election following the return of Abdullahi Kukuwa who currently represents Gulani constituency in the state assembly as winner of the just concluded by-election.


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