APC wins national bye election in Yobe
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has won the Damaturu/Tarmuwa/Gujba/Gulani federal constituency by-election in Yobe.
Prof. Sunday Alao,Returning Officer of the election on Saturday in Damaturu declared APC candidate, Hon Abdullahi Kukuwa as the winner.
Kukuwa scored 23,745 votes to be declared as winner against Hon Nasiru Hassan of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who polled 6,990 votes to emerge second.
Adamu Dina of the Advance Congress for Democracy (ACD) scored 163 votes while Jibrin Ladan of the National Conscience Party (NCP) scored 139 votes.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the election was conducted on Saturday to replace Hon. Khadija Bukar, who was appointed minister in the federal cabinet.
Mr Zannah Ibrahim, Yobe Commissioner of Police said there was no violence recorded in any of the four participating Local Government areas.
NAN reports that Yobe would head for another by- election following the return of Abdullahi Kukuwa who currently represents Gulani constituency in the state assembly as winner of the just concluded by-election.
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