Residents’ jubilates as INEC declares PDP candidate winner of Kaduna bye-election

Jubilations, yesterday took over the residents of Sabon Gari over the victory of Usman Baba of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), against Musa Musa of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who is the candidate of Governor El-Nasir Rufai.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), declared Usman Baba, as the winner of the bye-election for Sabon Gari Constituency in the Kaduna State House of Assembly.

The Returning Officer, Mohammed-Nuruddin Musa, who declared the result on Saturday in Zaria, said Mr Baba won the election with 9,113 votes.

He defeated his closest contender, Musa Musa of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who got 7, 404 votes.

The returning officer also said that Anas Abdullahi of the ADC had 62 votes; Chindo Ibrahim of ADP, 61 votes, while Musa Halilu of PRP secured 305 votes.

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the bye-election followed the declaration of the seat as vacant by the state House Assembly in April.

This was due to the failure of the lawmaker representing the constituency, Aminu Shagali, to participate in legislative activities for more than 360 days

The former Speaker of the Kaduna state House of Assembly, was declared vacant in April after the lawmakers found him wanting of absconding from all legislative activities for more than one year without any reason.

In declaring the seat vacant, the Assembly members based their action on Section 109(1)(f) and (2) of the 1999 Constitution as amended.

Mr Shagali was a member of the APC.


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