- Governor Abdula’ziz Yari of Zamfara has been declared winner of the Zamfara West senatorial election
- Yari polled 153,626 votes to defeat other contenders for the seat, including Lawal Hassan of the PDP who scored 69,293 votes
- An APC chieftain in Zamfara, Alhaji Sha’ayau Sarkin-Fawa, stated that Yari deserved to be a representative of the state in the Senate
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Governor Abdula’ziz Yari of Zamfara as winner of the Zamfara West senatorial election which held on Saturday, February 23.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the district comprised six local government areas of Anka, Bakura, Bukkuyum, Gummi, Maradun and Talata-Mafara.
Legit.ng gathers that while announcing the results in Tatala-Mafara on Monday, February 25, the INEC returning officer, Prof Lawal Mayanchi, said Yari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled 153,626 votes, while Alhaji Lawal Hassan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored 69,293 votes.
Other contestants from other political parties who participated in the election were Muhammad Lokoja of the National Rescue Movement (NRM) with 6,727 votes, Muhammad Rilwan of Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN) who had 133 votes and Nasiru Anka of the Peoples Redemption Party who scored 555 votes.
A chieftain of the APC in the state, Alhaji Sha’ayau Sarkin-Fawa, described the victory as a welcome development.
Sarkin-Fawa said Governor Yari deserved to be a representative of the state in the Senate, considering the achievements recorded by his administration in the past eight years.
He said that the victory was an indication that the people of Zamfara were with APC as a political party.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Godiya Akwashiki, deputy speaker, Nasarawa state House of Assembly, won the Nasarawa North senatorial district election.
Akwashiki, who contested on the platform of the APC, was declared winner on Tuesday, February 26 at the Nasarawa North senatorial district collation centre, Akwanga, by Dr Nasurideen Baba, INEC returning officer for the election.
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