PDP wins House of Representatives seat in Nasarawa

PDP wins House of Representatives seat in Nasarawa

- Abdulkarim Usman of PDP has been declared the winner of Akwanga/Nasarawa-Eggon/Wamba federal constituency seat in Nasarawa state

- Usman scored 57,322 votes to beat his closest rival, Mohammed Yau of the APC

- The PDP candidate, however, expressed gratitude to God for his electoral victory

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Tuesday, February 26, declared Abdulkarim Usman of the Peoples Democratic Party winner of the Akwanga/Nasarawa-Eggon/Wamba federal constituency seat in Nasarawa state.

Sambo Mohammed, INEC returning officer for the Akwanga/Nasarawa-Eggon/Wamba federal constituency election made the declaration at the collation centre in Akwanga, Akwanga local government area of the state.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that he said the PDP candidate pulled 57,322 votes to beat his closest rival, Mohammed Yau of the All Progressive Congress (APC) who scored 40,848 votes in Saturday’s National Assembly election.

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Makpa Malla of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), came third with 22,434 votes. Mohammed said Usman, having scored the highest votes at the election was returned as winner of the National Assembly election for the Akwanga/Nasarawa-Eggon/Wamba federal constituency.

According to him, "Abdulkarim Usman of PDP, having satisfied the requirements of the law and scoring the highest number of votes, is hereby declared the winner and returned elected."

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Speaking with journalists, Usman expressed gratitude to God for his electoral victory. He also thanked voters for showing faith in him by voting him to represent them at the House of Representatives, assuring that he would not disappoint them.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Godiya Akwashiki, deputy speaker, Nasarawa state House of Assembly, won the Nasarawa North senatorial district election which held on Saturday, February 23.

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.

Baba said Akwashiki scored 54,104 votes to defeat his closest opponent, Chief John Mike-Abdul of the Peoples Democratic Party who polled 48,133 votes.

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