Colonel Abdul’aziz Musa Yar’Adua, an All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial candidate for Katsina Central, has been proclaimed the victor.
Yar’Adua defeated his closest challenger, Aminu Surajo Makera of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who received 152,140 votes, according to Professor Aminu Dalhatu Kankia, the election’s returning officer, who announced the results in Katsina.
He said that Aminu Gide of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) received 781 votes, Muhammad Mustapha Kurfi of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), 1,605 votes, and Gambo Abubakar Jally of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), 807 votes.
Other candidates were Muhammad Zainab Yusuf of the National Rescue Movement (NRM), who received 583 votes, and Mannir Yusuf of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), who received 726 votes.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will no longer call any election inconclusive, according to Professor Kankia, who also declared that locations where elections were prevented from taking place due to thuggery, violence, or banditry would be marked zero.
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