The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has won the Borno Central senatorial bye-election having polled 75 per cent of the total votes cast, according to results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
The APC candidate, Baba Garbai beat his closest rival, Kaka Bolori, of the PDP who polled 20 per cent of the total votes cast.
The total number of votes cast in the election held on Saturday was 159,998.
Mr. Garbai was declared to have won with 120,639 votes, while Mr. Bolori of the PDP scored 32,346 votes.
The Kowa Party candidate got 1042 votes; APGA scored 334; NCP got 207; PPA got 136; PPN 79; while SDP scored 660 votes.
Professor Muhammed Fannami, who was the Senatorial Returning officer for the bye-election declared Mr. Garbai winner having polled majority of the votes cast.