Peoples Democratic Party, PDP candidate Shuaibu Liman Iya has won the Niger state House of Assembly rerun election for Suleja Local Government Area.
Shuaidu Liman Iya polled 9;036 votes to beat his closest challenger Salihu Kalanah of the All Progressives Grand Allaince, APGA who polled 6230 votes .
AA candidate scored 27 votes in the election, while the SDP recorded 41 votes.
The All Progressives Congress, APC did not take part in the election having been disqualified by the Independent National Electoral Commission following court judgment.
There was jubilation in Suleja town after the announcement of the result as PDP supporters chanted party slogans and sang victory songs around the town.
The victory of the PDP in the re-run election was in spite of the working alliance between the APC and the APGA which failed to produce the expected victory.
‘This is what we call election not the local government election you people held’ Tanko Beji PDP state Deputy Chairman said in reaction to the result.
Tanko Beji said the victory of the Party has gone to show that the people of the state have seen through the lies of the ruling APC and are now prepared to return to the party that they can trust.
The leadership of the APC in the local government area and the state claimed they are still studying the result and would react at the appropriate time.

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