- Opposition political parties have all lost out in the Lere federal constituency seat in Kaduna state on Saturday, August 14
- The APC's victory was announced by Prof. Wada Adamu Attah the returning officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission
- Ahmed Manir was reported to have polled 33, 958 votes to defeat PDP’s Ibrahim Usman, who got 16, 271 votes
Kaduna state - Engineer Ahmed Manir, the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Lere House of Representatives Federal Constituency by-election in Kaduna state, has been declared the winner.
Daily Trust reports that Professor Wada Adamu Attah, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s retuning officer declared the result of the poll that was conducted on Saturday, August 14.
Legit.ng gathers that Manir garnered 33, 958 votes to defeat his closest rival in the poll, Barrister Ibrahim Usman, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who got a total of 16, 271 votes.
Malam Salihi Abdulkarim of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) came distance third by polling 294 votes, while the All Progressives Grand Alliance with ni candidate pulled 125 votes, according to The Punch.
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The by-election which recorded a low turnout of voters was conducted to fill the seat following the death of the member representing the constituency, Hon. Suleiman Lere back in April.
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