The NEW Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) has unseated a three-term House of Representatives member, Aminu Sulaiman Goro, of the All Progressives Congress in Kano State.
The NNPP’s candidate, M. B. Shehu, a lawyer, was declared the winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) after the supplementary election conducted today in the state for the Fagge Federal House of Representatives seat.
Goro, who lost his election, was seeking a fourth term.
The Returning Officer for the election, Ibrahim Tajo Suraj, a professor, said Shehu got 19,024 votes to defeat Goro, who got 8,669 votes and came third in the election.
Shuaibu Abubakar of the Labour Party came second with 12,789 votes.
Similarly, INEC has declared Murtala Muhammad Kadage of the NNPP winner of the election in the Garko Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
Kadage defeated Abba Ibrahim of the APC after the supplementary poll conducted in the LGA on Saturday, April 15.
He will represent the LGA at the State House of Assembly in the coming dispensation.
The returning officer for the election, Suleiman Mudi, a professor at the Bayero University Kano, said the NNPP candidate secured the majority of votes.
The party’s victories on Saturday followed similar successes in the governorship and House of Assembly election conducted in the state on March 18.
On March 20, The ICIR reported how the party won the state governorship election.
The party’s candidate, Kabir Abba Yusuf, trounced the current deputy governor of the state, Nasir Gawuna, who sought the office on the APC’s platform, and 16 other contestants.
According to the returning officer, Ahmad Dokko, Yusuf won the election with 1,019,602 votes, while Gawuna got 890,705 votes.
The 2023 election in the state reflected the supremacy battle between two former governors and an incumbent, Abdullahi Ganduje.
Leader of the NNPP, Rabiu Kwankwaso, enjoys large support in the state, like his predecessor, Ibrahim Shekarau of the PDP, and successor, Ganduje of the APC.
But all levels of the 2023 elections, including Presidential, National Assembly, Governorship and House of Assembly, in which the NPPP had a majority of victories in the state, attest to Kwankwaso and his NNPP’s wide popularity in the state.
However, the APC has declared it would challenge some of the NNPP’s victories, including the governorship poll, in court.
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