PDP sacks influential Kano Rep, APC clinches Okigwe federal constituency seat

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The Peoples Democratic Party on Saturday day sacked influential former chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Abdulmumin Jibrin, in a rerun election involving 19 parties.

Announcing the result of the rerun election, the returning officer of Kiri/Bebeji Federal Constituency, Prof. Abdullahi Arabic, on Sunday, said, ” Aliyu Datti Yako, defeated 18 other candidates of various political parties to emerge winner.

He said that, “Aliyu Datti Yako of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), having satisfied the requirements of the law is hereby declared the winner and is returned elected.”

In Imo State, delectable Miriam Onuoha was declared afterthe new Rep from Okigwe Federal Constituency after clinching a total of 23, 690 votes to beat her closest rival, Obinna Onwubuariri of the PDP who polled 10, 010 votes.

Meanwhile, in Akwa Ibom State, the PDP, prevailed over the APC camp led by former governor, Godswill Akpabio, with Chris Ekpenyong, scoring 134,717 votes to defeat the ex-governor who polled 83,820 votes.

Akpabio who became Minister of Niger Delta, shortly after he lost the first election last February to Ekpenyong, had before Saturday, announced his withdrawal from the exercise, though INEC reportedly insisted on putting his name in the ballot.

The PDP also won the rerun elections for the state and federal constituencies in Akwa Ibom, with the elections holding in only one local government area – Essien Udim.

The PDP candidate for the Ikot Ekpene/Essien Udim/Obot Akara Federal Constituency election, Nsikak Ekong, scored 45,366 votes, while his closest rival Emmanuel Akpan of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scored 22,757.

In Bauchi State, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP’s) candidate, Auwal Jatau has been declared as the winner of Zaki federal constituency election, after polling a total of 15,405 votes against his rival, Umar Tata of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who got 15,307 votes.

Jatau scored 782 votes while Tata polled 401 votes and the figures were added to the previous results from the general election.

The court had earlier sacked Tata and ordered a supplementary election in four units of Zaki federal constituency.

Meanwhile, in Kaduna State, INEC has declared Nuhu Shadalafiya of the APC as the winner of the re-run in Kagarko Constituency, with a total of 24,658 votes, after defeating his closest rival, Monrondia Tanko of the PDP who scored 20,206 votes.

INEC also declared Mrs Comfort Amwe of the PDP as the winner of the re-run in Sanga Local Government Area, having polled a total of 19,815 votes to defeat her closest rival, Haliru Gambo Dangana of the APC who scored 19,688 votes.

In Cross River State, INEC declared Mr Alex Egbona of the APC winner of the re-run in Abi/Yakurr federal constituency, with a total of 29,716 votes, defeating John Gaul of the PDP who got 26,039 votes.

And in Ogun State, Mr Kolapo Osunsanya of the APC emerged winner of the rerun House of Representatives election for the Ijebu-Ode/Odogbolu/Ijebu north east federal constituency.

Osunsanya polled 25,959 votes to defeat the candidate of the PDP, Taiwo Shote who polled 21,911 votes.

For the Essien Udim State Constituency, the PDP candidate, Esse Umoh, scored 18,999 votes, while the APC candidate, Nse Ntuen scored 7,108 votes.

The APC and its candidates for elections into the state and federal constituencies had announced their withdrawal from the poll hours before its commencement.

Giving reasons for his withdrawal, Nse Ntuen, the APC candidate for the Essien Udim State Constituency election, claimed he won 2019 election and that the Court of Appeal did not order for a rerun election.

Mr Akpan, on his part, said he withdrew from the rerun because he did not trust the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Mike Igini, to organise a free and fair election.

The PDP, Alhaji Aliyu Datti Yako defeated former chairman on appropriation Abdulmumuni Jibrin Kofa of the APC, in the Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency rerun election in Kano state.

Yako, who was a former commissioner of Local Government, during the former governor of Senator Ibrahim Shakarau, polled 48,601 votes to beat Kofa, who got 13,587 votes.

Announcing the result of the rerun election, the returning officer of Kiri/Bebeji Federal Constituency, Professor Abdullahi Arabic, on Sunday, said, ” Aliyu Datti Yako, defeated 18 other candidates of various political parties to emerge winner.

Prof. Arabic said that, “Aliyu Datti Yako of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), having satisfied the requirements of the law is hereby declared the winner and is returned elected.”