Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has announced the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Ismail Danbaba, as winner of the bye-election for the Nasarawa Central State Constituency in the state House of Assembly.
Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Returning Officer, Mr Iiyasu Umar announced the result of the bye-election conducted on Saturday in Nasarawa.
Announcing the result, Umar said the APC candidate scored 7,475 to defeat Mr Bage Nuhu of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who got 4,608 votes.
He said that during the bye-election, 12,217 votes were cast, while 12,083 valid votes were recorded with 134 rejected votes.
“By the power conferred on me as the Returning Officer of this election, I hereby declared the APC candidate the winner, having scored the highest number of votes cast,’’ he declared.
INEC had scheduled the Nasarawa Central by-election following the death of the member representing Nasarawa Central constituency at the state House of Assembly, Alhaji Suleiman Adamu, APC, on April 30.
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