APC Wins Borno Central Senatorial Bye Election


The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Sunday, announced Baba Kaka Garbai of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as the winner of Saturday’s bye election for the Borno Central Senatorial seat.

The returning officer for the election, Professor Muhammmed Fannami, declared APC’s candidate winner having scored the majority of votes cast with 75 per cent, while closest challenger, Kaka Bolori of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP garnered 20 percent of the votes.



    In the announced results, the APC polled 120,639 votes; PDP 32,346 votes; Kowa Party 1,042; APGA 334; PPA 136; PPN 79 and SDP 660 votes.

    Upon hearing the election’s outcome, Bolori rejected the declared result, alleging massive rigging by the ruling APC.

    But the  APC’s jubilant candidate, Garbai, said that the outcome of the election was a “clear testimony of the fact that they have confidence in my ability to represent them”.

    Garbai assured that he will use his position to bring relief to the people, especially to those suffering from attacks by Boko Haram insurgents.

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