The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has declared Sani Danlami of the All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of the bye-election into Katsina Central Federal Constituency.

The election was conducted on Saturday

INEC Returning Officer, Prof. Shehu Muhammad, said Danlami won the election by scoring 21,480 votes to defeat his closest rival Muntari Kabir of the PDP, who polled 5,890 votes while the candidate of the NCP got 179 votes.

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He said that the total number of registered voters in the constituency was 208,384, while 33,428 voters were accredited to vote.

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Muhammad said the number of valid of votes cast during the poll was 27,554, while 756 votes were declared invalid.

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He said that only 16 per cent of the total registered voters cast their votes during the bye-election.

The INEC official commended the electorate for their display of maturity during and after the election. (NAN)