APC candidates win all 3 senate seats in Katsina

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has won with wide margins, all the three senatorial seats in Katsina State at the concluded National Assembly elections.

The Returning Officer for Katsina Central, Prof. Aminu Dalhatu said that the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Alhaji Umar Ibrahim, polled 375, 360 votes to defeat Alhaji Lamis Dikko of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who got 77, 323 votes.

In Katsina North, the returning officer, Prof. Rashid Hamid, declared that the APC candidate, Alhaji Mustapha Bukar scored 308, 041 votes to emerge winner.

He defeated the PDP candidate and Speaker of Katsina State House of Assembly, Alhaji Ya’u Gwajo-gwajo, who secured 102,892 votes.

In Katsina South, the returning officer, Prof. Hamza Mani said that APC candidate who is the Senate Minority Whip, Sen. Abu Ibrahim, polled 409, 642 votes to emerge victorious.

He defeated the state Deputy Governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Faskari of PDP who scored 100,364 votes.

In a related development, APC has won Daura/Sandamu/Mai’adua Federal Constituency.

The returning officer, Prof. Rashid Hamid said that APC candidate, Alhaji Sani Saidu-Fago, one time Speaker of the state assembly, polled 29,137 votes to emerge winner.

Hamid said that Saidu-Fago defeated Alhaji Sani Lawal of PDP, who scored 9,948 votes during the election.

In Kankia/Kusada/Ingawa Federal Constituency, the returning officer, Dr. Lawal Abdu-Saulawa said that the APC candidate, Alhaji Ahmed Babba polled 65,768 votes to emerge winner.

Saulawa said that Babba, the incumbent member for the area, defeated Alhaji Sada Yakubu of PDP who scored 16,797 votes.


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