The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Jigawa state, has declared Yakubu Adamu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of Saturday’s rerun election for Birnin Kudu/Buji federal constituency of the state.
The rerun followed an order by the Appeal Court which had declared the Birnin Kudu/Buji Federal Constituency election inconclusive and ordered a rerun election in eight polling units in two local government areas of the federal constituency.
Declaring the result of the election, returning officer, Prof Ahmad Baita Garko, said that Adamu of PDP polled 43,053 votes, while Mr Magaji Da’u of the All Progressive Congress (APC) scored 42,544 votes.
The returning officer explained that votes garnered by each candidate accrued votes at the rerun election had been added to the votes scored by each candidate during the earlier elections last year in order to declare the winner of the constituency’s seat at the green chamber.
He said “I, Professor Ahmed Baita Garko, hereby certify that I’m the returning officer for the 2024 Birnin Kudu/Buji constituency rerun election, held on the 3rd of February 2024.
“That the election was contested and the candidates received the following votes; Kamalu Usaman of ADC scored 81 votes, Isa Ado of ADP scored 170 votes, Da’u Magaji Aliyu of APC Scott 42,544 votes, Ali Abdullahi Umar of NNPP scored 1,106 votes, Adamu Yakubu of PDP scored 43,053 votes and Abdullahi Buhari of SDP scored 62 votes.
“That Adamu Yakubu of PDP, having satisfied the requirements of law, is hereby declared winner and returned elected,” Baita said.
Reacting to his victory, Adamu expressed gratitude to the people of the eight affected polling units and the entire constituency for reaffirming their support to him.
He promised to consolidate on his previous achievements with the renewed mandate they gave him.
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