APC Wins 3rd National Assembly Seat In 24 Hours
The All Progressives Congress (APC) won the three national assembly by-elections conducted on Saturday.
The party won the by-elections for Kastina North and Bauchi South senatorial districts.
The party also won the Lokoja/Kogi federal constituency in the House of Representatives.
The by-elections followed the demise of the federal lawmakers in those areas.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the candidate of the APC Ahmad Babba Kaita, as the winner of the senatorial by-election in Katsina State.
Announcing the result on Sunday , the Returning Officer, Prof. Hudu Abdullahi, said Kaita polled 224,607 votes to defeat five other contestants.
Kaita, who is a member of the House of Representatives, representing Kankia/Kusada/Ingawa federal constituency, beat his elder brother, Kabir Babba Kaita of the PDP, who scored 59,724 votes.
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In Bauchi, Lawal Gumau, candidate of the APC in the election, defeated Ladahan Salihu of the PDP.
Apart from Salihu and Gumau, six other candidates took part in the election, including a former governor of the state, Isa Yuguda, who ran on the platform of Green Party of Nigeria.
INEC also declared Haruna Isah of the APC as winner of Saturday's bye-election held to fill the vacant seat of Lokoja/Kogi federal constituency in the House of Representatives.
Returning Officer for the election, Prof Rotimi Ajayi of the Department of Political Science, Federal University Lokoja, who declared the result on Sunday in Lokoja, said Isah polled a total of 26,860 votes to defeat his closest rival, Bashir Abubakar Gegu of the PDP who polled 14,845 votes.
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