Speaker Dogara retains House of Reps seat in Bauchi

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The Speaker House of Representative, Yakubu Dogara of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has retained his seat as member representing Bogoro/Dass/ Tafawa-Balewa Federal Constituency in Bauchi.

Announcing the results of the just concluded elections, INEC Returning Officer in the constituency, Prof. Mohammed Abdulhamid, said in Zwall, the collation centre, on Sunday, that Dogara polled 73,609 votes to defeat his closest opponent, Alhaji Dalhatu Kantana of the All Progressives Congrss (APC), who scored 50,078 votes, and six other candidates.

He commended the electorate for their orderly conduct, saying the exercise was transparent and hitch-free.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that with this victory, Dogara will be representing his constituency for the fourth consecutive time.

He was elected for the first time in 2007 and has so far spent 12 years as member of the House.

(NAN)

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