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By-election: INEC issues Certificate of return to Gumau and Kaita

Image: Senator-elect Gumau receiving his certificate of return(via-twitter/inec)

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued a certificate of return to senators-elect, Ahmad Babba Kaita of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Katsina North Senatorial District and Lawal Yahaya Gumau also of the APC, Bauchi South Senatorial District.

INEC is issuing the certificate following last weekend by-elections in Katsina and Bauchi State, where the candidates of the APC won the Senatorial District by-elections.

Mr. Lawan Gumau, who is a former member of the House of Representatives won the Bauchi South Senatorial District By-election, held on Saturday with a total vote of 119,489 votes to defeat eight other contestants, amongst them, the immediate past governor of the state, Mr Isa Yuguda of the Green Party of Nigeria, who polled 33,079 votes.

The by-election was conducted to elect a representative for Bauchi South Senatorial District, after the unfortunate death of Sen. Ali Wakili earlier this year.

Image: Senator-elect Babba Kaita receiving his certificate(via-twitter/inec)

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Katsina also declared Alhaji Ahmed Baba-Kaita of the All Progressives Congress (APC ), as the winner of the bye-election conducted in the Katsina North Senatorial District.

Babba-Kaita, scored 224,607 votes, while his elder brother and a retired customs officer, Alhaji Kabir Babba Kaita of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored 59,724 votes

The former House of representatives member will now also leave the green chamber to the red chamber to replace the late Senator Bukar Mustapha.

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