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JUST IN: APC candidate beats ex-Gov Yuguda, wins Bauchi-South senatorial bye-election





The All Progressives Congress candidate , Mr . Lawan Gumau , has won the Bauchi South Senatorial District bye -election , held on Saturday .Announcing the result in Bauchi on Sunday , the Returning Officer , Prof . Ahmed Sarkin-Pagam , said Gumau scored 119 , 489 votes to defeat eight other contestants , among them , the immediate past governor of the state, Mr . Isa Yuguda of the Green Party of Nigeria , who polled 33 , 079 votes .

He said other candidates were Haruna Ayuba of ADC who garnered 1 , 754 votes ; Aminu Tukur of APP who scored 11 , 717 votes ; Usman Hassan of KP with 240 votes ; and Huseini Umar of NNPP who scored 22 , 896 votes .

The Returning Officer gave the scores of the remaining candidates as Usman Chaledi of PDC , 1 , 203 votes ; Ladan Salihu of PDP , 50 , 256 votes , and Mrs. Maryam Begel of SDP , 3 , 800 votes .

He said a total of 256 , 763 votes were cast, out of which 245 , 652 were valid and 11 , 111 invalid .

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the bye- election was conducted to elect a representative for Bauchi -South Senatorial District , sequel to the death of Senator Ali Wakili on March 17 .

With the outcome of the bye- election , APC in Bauchi now has only one senator because the other two , Isa Misau and Nazif Gamawa , formerly of the APC , have defected to the PDP .

( NAN )

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