Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Adamu Gumba, has won the Bauchi South Senatorial by-election held on Saturday.
The returning officer, Malam Aminu Bello, who announced the result on Sunday, said Gumba scored 273,764 votes to beat his opponents.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Mr. Ibrahim Haruna of the All Nigeria Peoples Party came second with 57,661 votes, followed by Dr. Danjuma Dabo of the Congress for Progressive Change, who scored 56,294.
Others are Alhaji Musa Mato of the Congress for Democratic Change, 1,125 votes; Saadu Mamuda of Democratic People’s Party, 808 votes; Adamu Musa of All Progressives Grand Alliance, 481 votes and Suleiman Abdul of New Democrats, 463 votes.
Similarly, Peoples Redemption Party’s Labaran Shehu, scored 432 votes; Auwal Mohammed of Better Nigeria’s Progressive Party, 278 votes; Yakubu Usman of Movement for Democracy and Justice, 169 votes, while Umar Aliyu of African Political System got 147 votes.
“By this result, I declare that Adamu Gumba of PDP, having certified the requirements of the law and scored the highest number of votes is hereby declared the winner and is returned elected,” Bello said.
He said that out of the 394,318 votes cast, 12,551 were rejected due to irregularities.
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