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APC Wins Kano Bye-Election

Posted: Aug 1, 2016 at 4:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Independent National  Electoral  Commission (INEC) has declared the  All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the bye-election held in Kano state.

Announcing the hotly contested election the electoral umpire declared Tasi’u Ibrahim of the APC as the winner of the state House of Assembly bye-election in Minjibir.

The returning Officer, Professor Abu Mohammed, said that the APC candidate polled 21, 970 votes to defeat 14 other contestants. Professor Muhammad disclosed that , Auwalu Ubale of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who was purported to have withdrawn from the race came a distant second with 1, 238 votes.

The Returning Officer who was overwhelmed by the peaceful conduct of the election, commended stakeholders for their cooperation and understanding throughout the election period.

He also praised security personnel deployed to the area to maintain peace for their efforts toward ensuring peace.

The weekend election at Minjibir was botched last April 30  due to security challenges midway through the election that raised political temperature in the state.

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