April 23, 2024

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APC wins Kwara, Katsina by-elections

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Toyin Subair

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Raheem Olawuyi, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) the winner of the by-election held on Saturday for Ekiti/Irepodun/Isin/Oke-Ero Federal constituency in Kwara State.

According to INEC’s Chief Returning Officer for the poll, Prof. Abimbola Adesoji, APC had 21,236 votes to be declared winner while polled PDP 18,095 votes.

He stated further that the Labour Party scored 150 votes; Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN) 76 votes and UPN 42 votes.

He said the total number of votes cast was 40,930, the total valid votes 39,599 and 1,331 votes were rejected.

Also in Katsina, INEC’s returning officer has declared Alhaji Abubakar Kusada of the All Progressives Congress(APC) winner of the by-election into the House of Representatives with 21,236 votes.

The election was conducted in the Kankiya/Kusada/Ingawa Federal Constituency in Katsina State on Saturday.

Kusada was the speaker of Katsina State House of Assembly before his victory in Saturday’s election.

Prof. Adedayo Hamza, the returning officer who announced the result on Saturday in Kankiya said Kusada scored 48,518 votes to emerge winner.

Alhaji Abdussamad Yusuf of PDP came second with 20,193 votes, while Nasiru Kankiya of the Peoples Redemption Party scored 1,810 votes as second runner-up.

Abdullahi Umar of the Yes Electorate Solidarity (YES) got 221 votes.

According to Hamza, the total number of registered voters in the constituency is 193,904, while the number of accredited voters was 74,242.

The number of valid votes cast was 70,742 and rejected votes 2,331.The total number of votes cast was 73,073.

Mr Festus Okoye, the INEC National Commissioner, advised political parties to intensify voter education and management of polling units.

He commended the political parties, security agencies, media men and other stakeholders for the peaceful conduct of the by-election.

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