Former Governor of Kebbi State, Adamu Aliero has defeated governor Abubakar Bagudu to win the Kebbi Central Senatorial District election.
The returning officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Abbas Yusuf-Bazata, announced the result in Birnin Kebbi, the capital, on Tuesday.
Yusuf-Bazata said Aliero, a candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), won the seat by scoring 126,588 votes to defeat Bagudu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who polled 92,389 votes.
The returning officer said Abubakar Bello-Tilli of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) scored 1,874 votes, while Umar Rufa’i of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) got 992 votes.
“Adamu Muhammad Mainasara Aliero of PDP having satisfied the requirements of the law is hereby declared winner and returned elected as Senator for Kebbi central senatorial district,” Yusuf-Bazata said.
Aliero, the current senator representing the Distric, defected to the PDP when he lost the bid to get the APC endorsement during the primary to recontest for the seat.
Speaking on his victory, Aliero thanked God and the constituents for giving him another opportunity to serve.
“It was a victory for all and encouraged the people to remain peaceful and respect constituted authorities,” he said