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    APC Wins Kastina Bye-Election

    The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the Alhaji Abubakar Kusada of the All Progressives Congress as winner of the bye-election into the House of Representatives, The Punch reports.

    The election was conducted in the Kankiya/Kusada/Ingawa Federal constituency in Katsina state on Saturday.

    The returning officer, Prof Adedayo Hamza, who announced the result on Saturday in Kankiya said Kusada scored 48,518 votes to emerge winner.


    Kusada was the speaker of Katsina state House of Assembly. He defeated Alhaji Abdussamad Yusuf of PDP who came second with 20,193 votes and Nasiru Kankiya of the Peoples Redemption Party who scored 1,810 votes as second runner-up.

    Abdullahi Umar of the Yes Electorate Solidarity got 221 votes.

    According to the returning officer, the total number of registered voters in the constituency is 193,904, while the number of accredited voters was 74,242.

    The number of valid votes cast was 70,742 and rejected votes 2,331. The total number of votes cast was 73,073.

    The INEC National Commissioner, Mr Festus Okoye, admonished political parties to intensify voter education and management of polling units.

    He further commended the political parties, security agencies, media men and other stakeholders for the orderly conduct of the bye-election.
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