The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday, declared Hon. Dominic Bukuni, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as the winner of the Saturday’s by-election of Ardo Kola State Constituency in Taraba State.
Naija News gathered that the INEC returning officer, Dr. Manu Donga, who announced the result, said the PDP candidate polled 8,848 to defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Hon. Usman Sanusi, who polled 8,308 votes.
According to him, the ACPN candidate got 60 votes; APDA 100; DPP 118; while SDP recorded 50 votes.
The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Aisha Alhassan, who monitored the election on Saturday described the election as the most peaceful and best election ever conducted by INEC.
She said, “I want to enjoin all parties to accept the outcome of the election, because it was conducted in a most transparent manner devoid of crisis.”
It was learnt that the seat of Ardo Kola State Constituency in the state House of Assembly became vacant due to the death of the member representing the constituency, Mr. Emmanuel Dame, in November last year.