Jigawa deputy governor wins senatorial seat

Jigawa deputy governor wins senatorial seat

Ibrahim Hassan, the deputy governor of Jigawa state, has been declared the winner of Jigawa Northeast senatorial district in the state.

Announcing the election result in Hadejia collation centre, returning officer, Ahmed Garko, said Hassan defeated his closest opponent, Shittu.

Premium Times reports that Hassan, a candidate of the APC, scored 184,185 votes to defeat a PDP serving senator, Ubale Shittu, who polled 103,039 votes.

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Hassan is completing his constitutionally mandated second term as deputy governor in the state. APC has won all the parliamentary seats in Jigawa Northeast senatorial district, which consists of seven local government councils.

Also, the SDP candidate, Kaugama Garba got 14,697; Ibrahim Mahmud of ADC scored 363; Jamilu Usman of DA polled 218 while Abdullai Muhammad of PPC scored 179 votes.

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The total votes cast were 310,725, total valid votes stood at 302,927 while 7,798 votes were rejected in the election. The total number of voters who registered in the constituency was 576,561.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that INEC started the conduct of rescheduled elections in four different voting centres in Jigawa state.

The reason for previously rescheduling the elections for Sunday, February 24, was because the card reader used at the general elections on Saturday, February 23, failed to work, Daily Trust reports.

It was reported that that Mahmood Isa, the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) earlier said that the rescheduled elections were taking place in only one polling unit.

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Idris Garba Gwaram, speaker of Jigawa state House of Assembly, however, confirmed the rescheduled election in four polling units while speaking with journalist in his home town of Gwaram.

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