APC wins 3 senatorial seats in Katsina, Deputy Gov, Speaker lose

The All Progressives Congress has won with wide margins, all the three senatorial seats in Katsina State at Saturday’s National Assembly elections.

In Katsina Central, the Returning Officer, Aminu Dalhatu, said the APC candidate, Umar Ibrahim, polled 375,360 votes to defeat Lamis Dikko of the Peoples Democratic Party, who got 77, 323 votes.

In Katsina North, the returning officer, Rashid Hamid, declared that the APC candidate, Mustapha Bukar, scored 308,041 votes to emerge winner.

Mr. Bukar defeated PDP candidate and Speaker of Katsina State House of Assembly, Ya’u Gwajo-gwajo, who secured 102,892 votes.

In Katsina South, the returning officer, Hamza Mani said the APC candidate, who is currently the Senate Minority Whip, Abu Ibrahim, polled 409, 642 votes to emerge victorious.

He defeated the state Deputy Governor, Abdullahi Faskari of PDP, who scored 100,364 votes.

In a related development, the APC has won Daura/Sandamu/Mai’adua Federal Constituency.

The returning officer, Rashid Hamid said the APC candidate, Sani Saidu-Fago, a one-time Speaker of the state assembly, polled 29,137 votes to emerge winner.

Mr. Hamid said Mr. Saidu-Fago defeated Sani Lawal of the PDP, who scored 9,948 votes during the election.

In Kankia/Kusada/Ingawa Federal Constituency, the returning officer, Lawal Abdu-Saulawa, said the APC candidate, Ahmed Babba, polled 65,768 votes to emerge winner.

Mr. Saulawa said Mr. Babba, the incumbent member for the area, defeated Sada Yakubu of the PDP, who scored 16,797 votes.


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