Mr. Lawan Gumau, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has been declared victorious at the Saturday’s Bauchi South Senatorial District bye-election.
Prof. Ahmed Sarkin-Pagam, the Returning Officer, while announcing the result in Bauchi State on Saturday, said Gumau scored 119,489 votes to defeat eight other contestants, among them, the immediate past governor of the state, Mr. Isa Yuguda of the Green Party of Nigeria, who polled 33,079 votes.
According to the Returning Officer, Haruna Ayuba of ADC got 1,754 votes, Aminu Tukur of APP who gathered 11,717 votes; Usman Hassan of KP with 240 votes; and Huseini Umar of NNPP who scored 22,896 votes.
The Returning Officer gave the scores of the remaining candidates as Usman Chaledi of PDC, 1,203 votes; Ladan Salihu of PDP, 50,256 votes, and Mrs. Maryam Begel of SDP, 3,800 votes.
He said a total of 256,763 votes were cast, out of which 245,652 were valid and 11,111 invalid.
As a result of the death of Senator Ali Wakili on March 17, a Bye-election was conducted to elect a representative for Bauchi-South Senatorial District
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