- INEC announcement of votes in the Bauchi-South Senatorial Bye-election has commenced in the northern state
- Reports say APC's candidate Yahaya Gumau is already in the lead with almost 30,000 votes
- PDP won only one of the four local government results that have been announced so far
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has reportedly taken an early lead in the announcement of the Bauchi-South Senatorial Bye-election results by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Premium Times reports that the APC has won three of the four local governments already announced by INEC in the senatorial district which has seven local government areas.
Results announced showed that the APC candidate Yahaya Gumau is reportedly in a comfortable lead ahead of PDP’s Ladan Salihu. The ruling party has a total of 53,133 votes in the four local governments while the PDP has 22,430 votes.
In the breakdown, APC polled 30,658 votes in Toro local government area while PDP got 8,420 votes. But the opposition was victorious in Bogoro local government area after scoring 6,646 votes compared to the ruling party’s 3,992 votes.
In Kirfi local government, APC won with 11,051 and PDP got 3,336 votes while in Dass, the ruling party scored 7,432 while the opposition got 4,028.
The announcement continues as INEC awaits results for the remaining three local governments.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported earlier that the INEC in Katsina state declared Alhaji Ahmed Babba-Kaita of the APC as the winner of the bye-election conducted in the Katsina North Senatorial District.
Prof Hudu Ayuba-Abdullahi,. the returning officer who announced the result at 4:42 am in Daura on Sunday said Kaita, a member of the House of Representatives scored 224,607 votes, while his elder brother and a retired customs officer, Alhaji Kabir Babba Kaita of the PDP scored 59,724 votes.
Abdullahi said the total number of registered voters was 864,046. The number of accredited voters was 308,500.