Posted by News Express | 25 February 2019 | 1,231 times
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has been declared the winner of the Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa Balewa Federal Constituency in Bauchi State.
The result was announced by the returning officer Prof Ahmed Abdulhamid, at the Zwall Collation Centre, Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of the state.
Dogara, who contested the election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), polled 73,609 votes to defeat his closest rival, Mr Kantana of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who scored 50,078.
Reacting omn his victory, Speaker Dogara declared he has broken a jinx as the first speaker to win re-election back to the house.
Dogara stated this on Sunday in a statement he signed.
According to him, Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa Balewa has also set a record as the first in Bauchi state to return a member to the House of Representatives for fourth consecutive term.
”Thanks to many friends and supporters who contributed immensely in making this history possible. Together we shall continue to defy evil and make Nigeria work again,” he said. (NAN)
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