- Abubakar Dahiru has won his re-election bid to represent the Lafia/Obi federal constituency of Nasarawa state
- The APC candidate polled a big victory of 61,992 votes over his opponent, Joseph Kigbu of the PDP, who scored 52,392
- Total number of votes cast at the constituency were 136,944 out of which 3,481 were rejected
Abubakar Dahiru of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been re-elected to represent the Lafia/Obi federal constituency of Nasarawa state with 61,992 votes.
He defeated his closest rival, Joseph Kigbu of the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) who scored 52,392 votes, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
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Announcing the result on Monday, February 25, in Lafia, the House of Representative returning officer, Abdullahi Ibrahim, said: “Dahiru of APC having polled the highest number of votes is hereby declared winner and returned elected for Lafia/Obi federal constituency.”
Ibrahim said that the total number of votes cast in Lafia/Obi constituency were 140,425, total valid votes were 136,944 and the rejected number of votes were 3,481.
Other political parties that participated in the election were the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) with 19,239 votes; Social Democratic party (SDP) with 475 votes; African Democratic party (ADP) with 28 votes; and PPN with 85 votes.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Senate leader, Ali Ndume of the APC emerged winner of the Southern Borno senatorial constituency election.
Ndume was declared winner on Sunday, February 24, in Biu by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) having scored the highest votes cast in the Saturday’ February 23 election.
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