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INEC declares Ahmed Babba -Kaita of APC winner of the Katsina North Senatorial by-election

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The Independent National  Electoral Commission (INEC) in Katsina  state has declared Alhaji Ahmed Babba-Kaita of the All Progressives Congress (APC ), as the winner of the bye election conducted in the Katsina North Senatorial District.

Prof  Hudu Ayuba-Abdullahi the returning officer who announced the result at 4:42 am  in Daura on Sunday said Kaita, a member of the House of Representatives scored 224,607 votes, while his elder brother and a retired customs officer,  Alhaji Kabir Babba Kaita of the Peoples  Democratic Party (PDP)  scored 59,724 votes

Abdullahi said the total number of registered voters was 864,046.  The number of accredited voters was 308,500.

According to him, the total votes cast was  294,050, out of which  287,155 votes were counted as valid  and 10,891 rejected.

The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that six political parties contested for the seat, which became vacant after the death of Senator Bukar Mustapha.

Apart from the APC and PDP, the other parties that took part in the election were Democratic Alliance (DA),Green Party of Nigeria (GPN),  Masses Movement of Nigeria(MMN)  and MPN.

GPN scored 1056, DA  796, MPN  633 and  MMN 343 votes.

Malam Habibu Suleiman the agent of the PDP who  signed  the results, as declared alleged some irregularities.

Katsina North  Senatorial District  is the home district of President Muhammadu Buhari, now away to London on a  vacation.

The APC candidate defeated the PDP candidate in all the 12 local councils that make up the district.

Here is the Full Result: Council-by-Council

Daura LG

No of registered voters – 76559
No of accredited voters – 23272

APC – 18436
DA – 45
GPN – 566
MMN – 18
MPN – 26
PDP – 3228

Total valid votes – 22309
Rejected – 501
Total votes cast – 22810

Ingawa LG
No of registered voters – 76020
No of accredited voters – 23146

APC – 17036
DA – 111
GPN – 63
MMN – 44
MPN – 80
PDP – 4005

Total valid votes – 21339
Rejected – 902
Total votes cast – 22241

Dutsi LG

No of registered voters – 56912
No of accredited voters – 19007

APC – 13868
DA – 31
GPN – 25
MMN – 9
MPN – 31
PDP – 3930

Total valid votes – 17894
Rejected – 465
Total votes cast – 18359

Sandamu LG

No of registered voters – 65445
No of accredited voters – 25421

APC – 18834
DA – 20
GPN – 11
MMN – 6
MPN – 7
PDP – 4610

Total valid votes – 23488
Rejected – 553
Total votes cast – 24041

Mani LG

No of registered voters – 92544
No of accredited voters – 31048

APC – 20479
DA – 127
GPN – 98
MMN – 55
MPN – 113
PDP – 7017

Total valid votes – 27889
Rejected – 1295
Total votes cast – 29184

Mashi LG

No of registered voters – 83663
No of accredited voters – 32987

APC – 20927
DA – 168
GPN – 82
MMN – 84
MPN – 133
PDP – 8653

Total valid votes – 300042
Rejected – 1698
Total votes cast – 31745

Zango LG

No of registered voters – 62378
No of accredited voters – 18528

APC – 14175
DA – 23
GPN – 34
MMN – 8
MPN – 19
PDP – 3057

Total valid votes – 17316
Rejected – 655
Total votes cast – 17971

Kankia LG

No of registered voters – 62196
No of accredited voters – 23509

APC – 16653
DA – 42
GPN – 27
MMN – 6
MPN – 23
PDP – 5366

Total valid votes – 22117
Rejected – 1055
Total votes cast – 23172

Baure LG

No of registered voters – 92346
No of accredited voters – 36770

APC – 28271
DA – 105
GPN – 46
MMN – 19
MPN – 44
PDP – 5674

Total valid votes – 34159
Rejected – 1432
Total votes cast – 34159

Kusada LG
No of registered voters – 51019
No of accredited voters – 18349

APC – 12331
DA – 32
GPN – 18
MMN – 20
MPN – 42
PDP – 4783

Total valid votes – 17226
Rejected – 658
Total votes cast – 17884

Bindawa LG

No of registered voters – 76924
No of accredited voters – 29584

APC – 22234
DA – 43
GPN – 40
MMN – 16
MPN – 63
PDP – 5549

Total valid votes – 27945
Rejected – 1023
Total votes cast – 28968

Mai’adua LG

No of registered voters – 68049
No of accredited voters – 26869

APC – 21363
DA – 49
GPN – 56
MMN – 58
MPN – 52
PDP – 3852

Total valid votes – 25430
Rejected – 654
Total votes cast – 2608

(NAN)

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