The All Progressives Congress ( APC) candidate, Ahmed Babba-Kaita, has been declared by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the winner of the Kastina North Senatorial District bye Electiom
He scores 224,607 votes, while his elder brother and a retired customs officer, Kabir Babba-Kaita of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored 59,724 votes.
Prof Hudu Ayuba-Abdullahi, the returning officer, who announced the result at 4:42 am in Daura on Sunday said Kaita, a member of the House of Representatives 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.
Abdullahi said the total number of registered voters was 864,046. The number of accredited voters was 308,500.
Six political parties contested for the seat, which became vacant after the death of Senator Bukar Mustapha. Apart from the APC and PDP, the other parties that took part in the election were Democratic Alliance (DA),Green Party of Nigeria (GPN) MNM and MPN
The Secretary to the Katsina State Government, Mustapha Inuwa, has commended the people of Katsina North Senatorial District for coming out massively to vote in the bye-election on Saturday.
He said the victory of the All Progressives Congress was a sign of success in the 2019 election.