The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared Alhaji Usman Baba of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the winner of the bye-election for Sabon Gari Constituency, in the Kaduna State House of Assembly,
The Returning Officer, Mohammed-Nuruddin Musa, who declared the results on Saturday, in Zaria, said that Baba won the election with 9,113 votes.
He defeated his closest contender, Musa Musa of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who got 7,404 votes.
The Returning Officer also said that Anas Abdullahi of the African Democratic Congress, ADC, had 62 votes; Chindo Ibrahim of Action Democratic Party, ADP, 61 votes, while Musa Halilu of the People’s Redemption Party, PRP, secured 305 votes.
The bye-election followed the declaration of the seat as vacant by the state House Assembly, in April.
This was due to the failure of the Lawmaker representing the Constituency, Aminu Shagali, to participate in Legislative activities for more than 360 days.
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