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APC wins Katsina by-election

By Danjuma Michael, Katsina
12 August 2018   |   4:22 am
The All Progressive Congress (APC) has won Saturday's by-election for the Katsina North Senatorial seat. The seat became vacant following the demise of Senator Mustapha Bukar on April 4 after a brief illness. The party's flagbearer, Hon. Ahmed Babba Kaita, beat the Peoples Democratic Party's (PDP), Kabir Babba Kaita, in a contest that was adjudged…

The All Progressive Congress (APC) has won Saturday’s by-election for the Katsina North Senatorial seat.

The seat became vacant following the demise of Senator Mustapha Bukar on April 4 after a brief illness.

The party’s flagbearer, Hon. Ahmed Babba Kaita, beat the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP), Kabir Babba Kaita, in a contest that was adjudged to be peaceful.

The APC candidate polled a total of 224, 607 votes while the PDP candidate came a distant with 53, 724 votes out of the total of 287, 153 valid votes cast.

Both flagbearers are brothers, with the winner being a former House of Representatives member.

Other parties involved in the election included GPN (1056), DA (796), MPN (633) and MMN (343)

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