PDP wins 4 seats in Sokoto re-run elections

Posted by Bilyaminu Idris, Sokoto | 27 January 2020 | 1,098 times

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidates as the winners of the re-run elections for Sokoto North/Sokoto South and Isa/Sabon-Birni Federal Constituencies of Sokoto State.

Alhaji Abubakar Abdullahi Ahmed (Abu Audu) of PDP defeated the incumbent lawmaker, Alhaji Bala Hassan of All Progressives Congress (APC) with 68,985 votes against 42,433 lawful votes casted to clinched Sokoto North/Sokoto South House of Representatives seat.

PDP’s Sa’idu Bargaja also defeated his closest opponent of the APC, Alhaji Sani Aminu-Isa, with 44,490 against 41,048 for Isa/Sabon-Birni federal constituency.

INEC spokesman in Sokoto, Mr Musa Abubakar, said on Sunday that the results were declared at the election collation centres.

Musa noted that no fewer than 38 candidates and 21 candidates participated in the elections for the two affected constituencies.

Re-run elections also were conducted on Saturday for Binji and Sokoto North state House of Assembly seats as well as Sokoto North/Sokoto South and Isa/Sabon Birni federal constituencies.

Source: News Express

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