The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Ismail Danbaba, has won Saturday’s bye-election into the Nasarawa Central State Constituency in the state House of Assembly.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Returning Officer, Mr. Iiyasu Umar, who announced the result of the election, said the APC candidate scored 7,475 votes to defeat his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rival, Mr. Bage Nuhu, who got 4,608.
He added that 12,217 votes were cast during the election and 12,083 recorded as valid votes.
134 votes were rejected during the exercise.
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Umar said: “By the power conferred on me as the Returning Officer of this election, I hereby declared the APC candidate the winner, having scored the highest number of votes cast.”
INEC conducted the bye-election following the death of the member representing Nasarawa Central constituency at the state House of Assembly, Alhaji Suleiman Adamu.
Adamu died on April 30.