Senator Ahmed Lawan of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has won reelection in Yobe North Senatorial District.
Declaring the results in Gashua on Monday, the returning officer, Omolala Aduoju of Federal University, Gashua, said the Senate President scored 91,318 votes.
”Having satisfied the requirements of the law and scored the highest votes, Alhaji Ahmad Lawan of the SPC is hereby declared the winner and returned elected,” she said.
She said Mr Lawan’s closest opponent, Sheriff Abdullahi of the Peoples Democratic Party, came second with 22,849, while the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) candidate, Garba Umar, scored 7,210 votes.
Mr Aduoju said Action Democratic Party (ADP) scored three votes even though the party did not field a candidate in the election.
”The total votes cast in the election is 126,677, out of which 122,136 were valid, and 4,541 votes were rejected,” she said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the district comprises of Machina, Nguru, Bade, Karasuwa, Jakusko and Yusufari local government areas. (NAN)
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