UPDATED: APC floors PDP, wins Bauchi senatorial by-election

@2:50am. Results from local government collation centres are still being awaited in Bauchi INEC office where the final results are to be announced. [Photo by: Abdulkareem Haruna]
@2:50am. Results from local government collation centres are still being awaited in Bauchi INEC office where the final results are to be announced. [Photo by: Abdulkareem Haruna]

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has won the Bauchi South senatorial election held on Saturday.

The election was held in the seven local government areas in the senatorial district.

The results, announced by the electoral commission, INEC, shows the APC won in six of the seven local governments in the district.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won in only Bogoro Local Government Area, the council of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara.

The APC candidate in the election, Lawal Gumau, will thus become the senator-elect for the district.

The returning officer of the election, Ahmed Fadam, who supervised the final collation of the results, said Mr. Gumau emerged the candidate with highest recorded votes.

Mr. Gumau, a member of the House of Representatives, polled a total of 119,489 votes beating his closest rival, Ladan Salihu of the PDP who polled 50,256 votes.

Reading out the collated results, Mr Fadam, a professor, said the
“ADC received 1754 votes.”

“APC received 119,489 votes.”

“APP eceived 11,717 votes.”

“DA got 467 votes.”

“GPN received 33, 079 votes.”

“KP received 240 votes.”

“MMN received 429 votes.”

“MPN received 322 votes.”

“NNPP received 22,896 votes.”

“PDC received 1,203 votes.”

“PDP received 50,256 votes.”

“SDP recently 3,800 votes.”

All party agents present at the collation centre signed the result sheet before the returning officer made the final declaration.

“That Lawan Yahaya Gumau, having fulfilled all the requirements of the law and scored the highest votes, is hereby declared as returned,” Mr Fadam said.

See breakdown of the results here.

Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility

 

Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.

For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.

By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.

Donate


NEVER MISS A THING AGAIN! Subscribe to our newsletter

* indicates required

DOWNLOAD THE PREMIUM TIMES MOBILE APP

Now available on

  Premium Times Android mobile applicationPremium Times iOS mobile applicationPremium Times blackberry mobile applicationPremium Times windows mobile application

TEXT AD: New Discovery! Click Here To See A Miracle Device That Can Cure DIABETES, BLOOD PRESSURE, STROKE, ARTHRITIS, PAINS, OBESITY And 50 Other CHRONIC DISEASES Without Drugs Or Herbs.. Click Here Now To See It


All rights reserved. This material and any other material on this platform may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, written or distributed in full or in part, without written permission from PREMIUM TIMES.