APC claims victories in Bauchi, Katsina senatorial bye elections
[8/11, 11:23 PM] nasirdambatta: The All Progressives Congress has claimed victories in the two senatorial bye elections held in Bauchi and Katsina states on Saturday.
While the official results have not been announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, the APC acting publicity secretary, Yekini Nabena tweeted a ‘thank you’ to the voters in the two senatorial districts, for ‘believing in APC”. The tweet came with an illustration of a clenched fist, indicating APC ‘power’.
In Bauchi, the APC candidate is Lawal Yahaya Gumau. From reports, he appeared to have defeated the PDP candidate, and Isa Yuguda, the candidate of GNP, with a landslide.
In Katsina, Ahmad Babba Kaita of the APC defeated Kabir Babba Kaita of the PDP, also by landslide, according to reports yet to be verified officially by INEC.
In one of the published results online, President Muhammadu Buhari’s Sarkin Yara polling unit in Daura, the PDP got one vote, while the APC won with 206 votes.
Alhaji Haruna Isah: APC candidate Lokoja Federal Constituency
A third party, GPN in some of the results from polling units fared better than the PDP.
The APC has also claimed victory in the Lokoja/Lokoja/Kogi/Koton Karfe Federal Constituency. Representing the APC in the election to the House of Representatives is Alhaji Haruna Isa.
The fourth bye-election took place in Obudu LGA of Cross River State. It was to fill a vacancy in the State Assembly. The APC has not spoken about the poll.