APC wins Kaduna Assembly election

Kaduna State House of Assembly
Kaduna State House of Assembly

A former deputy speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Dogara Mato, has been defeated in the Lere West House of Assembly rerun election.

Mr. Mato, who is of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, lost by over 7000 Votes to Bashir Gatari of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

The rerun election was held on Saturday based on a ruling of the Court of Appeal.

The Court of Appeal in January upheld the decision of the election tribunal which declared the election of Kabiru Doka of the APC as null and void for presenting fake certificates to the electoral body.

Declaring the result of the rerun in the early hours of Sunday in Lere, the Returning Officer, Abdulsalam Magaji said Mr. Gatari of the APC scored 17,672 votes while Mr. Mato of the PDP garnered 10,779 Votes to come second.

The returning officer also said the PDM candidate, Ahmed Muazu, got 328 votes while Jamilu Suleiman of the ACPN got 61 votes.

Speaking after the announcement, the Kaduna State Commissioner of Budget and Planning, Mohammed Sani, who also monitored the election, said he was satisfied with the conduct of the election.

He called on those who lost to accept the result and join hands with the winner to bring development to the local government.

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