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APC wins Makarfi State Assembly seat in Kaduna


Physically challenged people cast their votes at a polling station in Kaduna on March 9, 2019, during governorship elections. – Nigerians are voting for a second time in a fortnight in governorship and state assembly elections, with heightened concerns from observers of violence and an increased military presence. Elections for governors are being held in 29 of Nigeria’s 36 states, for all state assemblies, plus the administrative councils in the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja (Photo by Kola SULAIMON / AFP)

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has declared Aminu Ahmed of the All Progressive Congress (APC), winner of the Makarfi constituency seat in the Kaduna House of Aseembly.

Declaring the result at the INEC office in Makarfi on Sunday, the Returning Officer, Prof. Dangana Malam-Kure of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria said that Ahmed polled 133, 957 votes to beat four other contestants.

He said that Ahmed’s closest opponent, Garba Muhammad, of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), scored 22,652 votes.

Malam-Kure said: “I, the Returning Officer for Makarfi State Assembly election held on March 9, hereby declare Aminu Ahmad of APC as winner of the election having satisfied all requirements of the law and scored the highest number of votes.

” Therefore, Aminu Ahmad of APC is hereby returned as elected member, Kaduna State House of Assembly to represent Makarfi constituency.”

He said that the election was conducted peacefully and successfully across the area without any hitch.

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