The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidates as the winners of the re-run elections for Sokoto North/Sokoto South and Isa/Sabon-Birni Federal Constituencies of Sokoto State.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Alhaji Abubakar Abdullahi of PDP defeated the incumbent lawmaker, Alhaji Bala Hassan of All Progressives Congress (APC) with 68,985 votes against 42,433 lawful votes cast to clinch the Sokoto North/Sokoto South House of Representatives seat. PDP’s Sa’idu Bargaja also defeated his closest opponent of the APC, Alhaji Sani Aminu-Isa with 44,490 against 41,048 for Isa/Sabon-Birni federal constituency.
INEC spokesman in Sokoto, Mr Musa Abubakar told NAN on Sunday that the results were declared at the election collation centres, respectively. Musa noted that no fewer than 38 candidates and 21 candidates participated in the elections for the two affected constituencies respectively.