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APC wins Katsina by-election as Bauchi gov asks PDP to accept defeat

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Korami of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of Saturday’s state House of Assembly by-election for the Bakori Constituency seat in Katsina State.

The Returning Officer for the exercise, Prof. Aminu Dalha Kankia, who announced the results in Bakori, yesterday, said the APC candidate polled 20,446 votes while his closest rival, Aminu Magaji of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), scored 11,356 votes.

He commended stakeholders, including security agencies, for their maturity and understanding before, during and after the election.

Meanwhile, Governor Aminu Masari, while receiving the election outcome, commended the party, the election committee and other stakeholders who ensured a successful outing during the exercise.

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He, however, urged the winner to hit the ground running by coming up with bills that would lead to an improved socio-economic environment for his constituency.

In another development, Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed has urged members and supporters of the PDP to accept defeat of Saturday’s bye-election in Dass State Constituency to fill a vacant seat in the House of Assembly.

Mohammed, in his message to party members, yesterday, said PDP must learn from its mistakes and re-strategise for future elections.
The APC, which controls the Assembly, has been declared winner by INEC.

The Returning Officer, Prof. Ahmed Mohammed of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi, who announced the results in Dass, said the candidate of APC polled 12,299 while Lawal Wundi of PDP scored 11,062 votes.

Mohammed enjoined PDP loyalists to see the defeat as a will of God, while encouraging the party faithful not to be divided by the temporary setback.

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