Kaduna speaker Abdullahi-Shagali retains seat in state assembly

Kaduna speaker Abdullahi-Shagali retains seat in state assembly

- Speaker of Kaduna state House of Assembly, Aminu Abdullahi-Shagali, has been re-elected

- Abdullahi-Shagali was declared winner having polled 36,431 votes to defeat nine other contestants

- INEC made the announcement through its returning officer, Kamilu Sarki-Labaran of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria

The speaker of Kaduna state House of Assembly, Aminu Abdullahi-Shagali, has retained his seat as a member representing Sabongari constituency.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the speaker was returned under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Declaring the results at the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) office, Sabongari, Zaria, on Sunday, March 9, the returning officer, Kamilu Sarki-Labaran of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, said APC candidate polled 36,431 votes to defeat nine other contestants.

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He said the closest contestant; Kasimu Lawal-Abdullahi of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored 15,268 votes while Fahad Ahmad-Chikaji of Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) got 270 votes.

The returning officer said: "The election into Kaduna state House of Assembly was contested by nine political parties on Saturday, March 9 and APC candidate emerged winner.

“Aminu Abdullahi Shagali of APC, having scored the highest number of votes and satisfied all requirements of the law, is hereby returned elected member, Kaduna state House of Assembly to represent Sabongari constituency."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Kwara state governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, had congratulated the governor-elect, Alhaji Abdulrasak Abdulrahman, after he was declared the winner of the governorship election held on Saturday, March 9.

Governor Ahmed declared that Abdulrasak’s emergence was a manifestation of Kwarans’ resolve to give democracy a chance and allow another leadership to serve them.”

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