The speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has reportedly retained his seat in the National Assembly after winning the Tafawa Balewa/Bogoro federal constituency election in Bauchi state.
Premium Times reports that Dogara who contested the election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), polled 73,609 votes to defeat Dalhatu Abubakar Kantana of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who scored 50,708 votes.
The INEC returning officer for the election, Professor Mohammed Yusuf Abdulhamid, when declaring Dogara as winner, stated that the speaker had satisfied all the requirements by scoring the highest number of votes.
Meanwhile, Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has lost his bid for reelection into the Senate from Kwara Central on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
NAN reports that Saraki lost to Yahaya Oloriegbe of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Saturday’s February 23 senatorial election.
Legit.ng gathers that Oloriegbe polled a total of 123, 808 votes to defeat the Senate president who scored 68, 994 votes in the four local governments of Kwara Central senatorial district.
NAIJ.com (naija.ng) -> Legit.ng We have updated to serve you better.
#Elections2019: Abuja votes, displays massive turnout at Jabi Sharki| Legit TV