- Ahmed Hassan-Jumare, an ex Kaduna speaker has lot election to the state House of Assembly to the APC candidate, Muktar Shehu-Ladan
- The former lawmaker scored 35,126 votes to lose the seat to the APC candidate with 59,495 votes
- Hassan-Jumare was a speaker of the Assembly between the years 2013 to 2015
Ahmed Hassan-Jumare, former speaker of Kaduna state House of Assembly, who contested under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for House of Representatives seat has lost to a first timer, Muktar Shehu-Ladan of All Progressive Congress (APC).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Hassan-Jumare was speaker of the state Assembly from 2013 to 2015.
Declaring the results in Makarfi, headquarters of Makarfi local government area of Kaduna state, the returning officer, Professor Tijjani Abubakar, declared that the APC got 59,495 votes while PDP scored 35,126 votes.
Abubakar said the total registered voters stood at 104,026, while 51,555 votes were recorded.
“I, Professor Tijjani Abubakar, the Returning Officer, Makarfi/Kudan Federal Constituency, the candidate of APC, Muktar Shehu Ladan having scored highest number of votes and satisfied the requirement of the law is declared winner,” Abubakar declared.
Other results announced by the returning officer indicated that at the Senatorial election, APC got 61,847 votes and PDP had 32,183 votes, while in the Presidential election APC polled 67,181 votes against the PDP’s 26,191 votes.
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Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that the PDP won the National Assembly polls in Awgu local government area of Enugu state.
Announcing the result in Awgu on Sunday, February 24, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) returning officer in the council, Professor Emmanuel Eze, disclosed that the PDP polled 18, 879 votes while the All Progressives Congress (APC) got 2,710 for Enugu west senatorial seat.
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