'Anointed' speaker for Nasarawa Assembly defeated by SDP candidate

'Anointed' speaker for Nasarawa Assembly defeated by SDP candidate

The immediate former commissioner for works and transport in Nasarawa state and All Progressives Congress (APC) House of Assembly candidate for Keffi East constituency, Yahaya Wada Mohammed, has been defeated by Suleiman Abdulaziz Danladi of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Nasarawa state announced the result for Keffi East constituency after the Saturday, March 23 supplementary election.

In the supplementary poll, Danladi polled 7,527 votes to defeat Mohammed of the APC who garnered 7,506 votes, The Sun reports.

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Legit.ng gathers that Mohammed was the anointed candidate of the stakeholders of APC in Nasarawa state for the speakership of the 6th Nasarawa State House of Assembly that would be inaugurated in June.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bauchi state, Senator Bala Mohammed, promised to bring back good governance denied the people.

Muhammed made the promise during a press conference in Bauchi on Sunday, March 24, shortly after the announcement of the supplementary poll results by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The Mohammed polled 6,376 votes as against 5,117 garnered by the incumbent governor, Muhammed Abubakar of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

The just concluded supplementary election took place in 15 local government areas of the state on Saturday, March 23.

The governor-elect said: “Today is a very auspicious day for us in Bauchi and on behalf of the party, I wish to express gratitude and appreciation to God almighty.

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“The collation of the supplementary poll that has just been concluded by INEC is a work of God and we owe it to him.

“We also owe it to the people of Bauchi who have stood very firm on the threshold of freedom and liberty and have shown that they are the icons of democracy and liberty. Words alone cannot express my appreciation to them all."

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