THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the Denge-Shuni/Bodinga/Tureta Federal Constituency in Sokoto State, Shehu Nasiru, the election winner after Saturday’s April 15 supplementary poll.
The returning officer, Chika Muhammad of Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, announced that Nasiru defeated Shehu Balarabe Kakale, who currently holds the office in Abuja, with 5,307 votes.
Nasiru secured 40,994 votes to unseat Kakale, who got 35,687 votes.
The ICIR reports that the APC victory was a continuation of the dismantling of the PDP, which is in charge of the government in the state.
This organisation reported how the APC governorship candidate for the March 18 election, Ahmed Aliyu, was declared winner of the election in the state.
Aliyu won with 453,661 votes, defeating Saidu Umar of PDP, who received 404,632 votes, in a close race.
The State Collation Officer, Bichi Amaya’u, announced the result in Sokoto on Sunday, March 19.
The victory saw the state governor, Aminu Tambuwal, who doubles as the Director-General of the PDP presidential campaign, losing out in control of the state politics after his two terms of four years each end on May 29.