Danjuma Kasimu of the All Progressives Congress has emerged winner of the rerun election for Rijau/Magama Federal Constituency in Niger State.
Kasimu pulled a complete of 23,085 votes forward of his closest rival, Alamu Emmanuel of the Folks’s Democratic Get together who scored 16,812 votes.
The candidate of APGA Shehu Saleh Rijau scored eight,670 votes.
Saying the outcomes on the collation centre in Rijau, Professor Mohammed Abdullahi mentioned Danjuma Kasimu having received the best votes solid and fulfilled the requirement of the legislation is said winner and returned elected.
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The seat of Magama/Rijau Federal Constituency in Niger state was declared vacant by the Speaker of the Home of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamiala following the loss of life of the member representing the constituency, Ja’afaru Iliyasu on December 2.
On Saturday, voters turned out of their quantity to train their franchise in a peaceable environment.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner of INEC within the state, Professor Samuel Egwu counseled the method, describing it as free, honest and credible election.
He counseled the safety operatives within the state, the NYSC and different stakeholders who partnered INEC to make sure the success of the rerun election.
In the meantime, the Police Commissioner within the State, Adamu Usman has known as the candidates within the election to desist from any act that might result in a breakdown of legislation, advising them to hunt the intervention of the courtroom ought to they really feel unhappy somewhat than taking the legal guidelines of their palms.