Bye-Election: How APC, PDP, NNPP Shared the Seats In Parliament Across Nigeria

Bye-Election: How APC, PDP, NNPP Shared the Seats In Parliament Across Nigeria

Results of the by-election which held across 26 states of Nigeria have shown that the political parties are holding tenaciously to their different areas and states of strength. The parties continued to assert their control in their strongholds. The outcome of the election shows little or no difference in the voting trend displayed in the

Results of the by-election which held across 26 states of Nigeria have shown that the political parties are holding tenaciously to their different areas and states of strength. The parties continued to assert their control in their strongholds. The outcome of the election shows little or no difference in the voting trend displayed in the 2023 general election. No upsets were recorded.

In Lagos, the Independent National Electoral Commission declared Fuad Laguda, the candidate of the the All Progressives Congress in the Surulere Federal Constituency 1 by-election the winner of the poll.

The Returning Officer, Professor Simeon Adebayo, declared the results, revealing that the All Progressives Congress scored a total of 11,203 votes, to fill the vacant seat which the Chief of Staff and former speaker of the House of Representatives left.

Laguda who was the former chairman in Surulere Local Government under the aegis of the APC was elected in the primary election for the bye-election.

Similarly, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the by-election for Saki West Constituency in the Oyo House of Assembly, Shittu Ibrahim has declared the winner of the Poll.

The electoral commission announced the outcome of the bye-election which took place in the region as a result of appeal court judgement which had earlier sacked the APC candidate and ordered a rerun in two polling units, namely unit 11, ward six, Odo Osun, Kinikini and Unit 19, Ward 11, Ogbalanja West state Constituency.

Declaring him Shittu as the winner of the poll, the Returning Officer for Saki West Local Government Area, Professor Olusola Oyewo, announced that Ibrahim Shittu scored 11, 850 votes to beat his closest opponent, the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, Julius Okedoyin who scored 13, 670 votes.

In the same vein, the Independent National Electoral Commission declared the candidate of All Progressives Congress in Akoko North East/Northwest Federal Constituency, Ifeoluwa Ehindero as the winner of the bye-election election which was held yesterday.

Declaring the result, the Returning Officer, Professor Johnson Fasinminrin announced that Ehindero scored 35, 504 votes to defeat his closest rival Bada Olalekan of the Peoples Democratic Party who scored 15,328 votes.

Ehindero is expected to replace the current minister of interior, Mr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo who resigned from the position following his appointment as the minister of interior by President Tinubu.

However, the electoral commission announced the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, Pius Ashakia as the winner of Obanliku State Constituency rerun in Cross River.

Announcing the outcome of the poll, INEC revealed that Ashakia scored a total 10,587 votes to beat his closest opponent, Mr Achunekang of All Progressives Congress who scored a total of 10,427 votes.

Dr. Martins Achadu of the PDP won the Yala II re-run with 9,168 votes, defeating Mrs. Cynthia Nkassi of the APC, who received 8,647 votes. Achadu was declared the winner by the returning officer, Mrs. Dorathy Inyang.

However, the APC’s candidate, Dr. Emil Inyang, won the re-run for the Akamkpa/Biase federal constituency in the Cross River South Senatorial District. He defeated his PDP rival, Mr. Austin Aidam.

In Kebbi State, INEC declared APC candidates Hon Garba Uba Bullet and Hon Garba Rabi’u Kamba as winners of the Yauri/Shanga/Ngaski federal constituency and Hon Garba Rabi’u Kamba for Dandi/Arewa federal constituency respectively.

The Returning Officer, Prof. Abbas Yusuf-Bazata of Federal University Birnin Kebbi (FUBK), declared the results, saying Uba polled 54,885 votes to defeat his closest rival, PDP’s Garba Hassan, who received 16,652. According to INEC, the total number of votes cast stood at 74,469, with 72,343 valid votes and 2,126 invalid votes.

In Jigawa State, INEC declared the PDP candidate, Hon Yakubu Adamu was of Birnin Kudu/Buji federal constituency. Returning officer Prof. Ahmad Baita Garko stated in his declaration that Adamu Yakubu received 43,053 votes, while Magaji Da”u Aliyu of the APC received 42,544 votes, Adamu Yakubu’s closest competitor.

The electoral commission also announced that APC’s candidate, Ndagi Baba won the Lavun constituency rerun election in Niger State House of Assembly.

Professor Emanuel Raymond, the returning officer, declared that Ndagi Baba received 21,393 votes, defeating the incumbent candidate and PDP candidate Yusuf Dabban with 20,802 votes.

Meanwhile, the APC candidate, Okorie Ani, defeated his closest opponent, Sir Ifeanyi Eleje of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), by 46,270 votes. The results were announced at the INEC office in Afikpo, Afikpo North local government area. Mr. Eze Uchechukwu, the presiding officer, said this. Barr. Silas Onu of the PDP received 2,783 votes overall, while Hon. Linus Okorie of the Labour Party received 2,710 votes overall, according to Mr. Uchechukwu.

The APC candidate, Hon. Shehu Dalhatu Tafoki, emerged victorious in the rerun election for the Kankara, Faskari Sabuwa federal constituency seat in Katsina State. Tafoki defeated his closest rival, Hon. Jamilu Lion, a former lawmaker representing the constituency on the PDP platform, with 49,807 votes, according to the returning officer of the election, Prof. Aminu Dalha Kankia.

In Kano State, two of the three constituency rerun elections for seats in the House of Assembly were declared won by the NNPP, giving the party majority seats among the state lawmakers.

Alhassan Zakariya Ishaq of NNPP came victorious with 37,262 votes to beat Musa Hayatu Daurawar of APC with 30,803 votes. The returning officer in Kura/Garun Malam, Prof. Shehu Musa Galadanchi, declared

Similarly, Prof. Ibrahim Tajo Suraj, the returning officer in Rimingado/Tofa, declared Alhaji Bello Muhammad Butu-Butu of the NNPP as the winner of the rerun election in the area, with 31,135 votes to his APC opponent’s 25,577 votes.,577 votes.

In Bauchi State, PDP won all four seats in Saturday’s state assembly constituency rerun elections. Dr Ala Ahmed of the PDP won the Madara Chinade state Constituency election with 13,920 votes to defeat Mr. Dantali Ali of the APC who had 9,710 votes, the Returning Officer, Professor Ahmed Abdulkadir declared.

Professor Ismail Shehu, the INEC returning officer, announced Jamilu Dahiru of the PDP the winner in Bauchi Central with 1, 857 votes; Aliyu Abdullahi of the APC came in second with 858 votes. Furthermore, Abubakar Suleiman of the PDP was declared the winner in the Ningi constituency by returning officer Professor Ahmed Abdulhamid with 11785 votes, while Khalid Ningi of the APC received 339 votes.

Professor Adamu Samaila, the returning officer, announced that Yusuf Ahmed of the PDP received 2,233 votes, while Ibrahim Yuguda of the APC received 1, 928 votes, making him the winner of the Zungur/Galambi state constituency.

Similarly, INEC certified Umar Yusuf of the PDP as the winner of the rerun election in Yabo/Shagari Federal Constituency. Yusuf was declared winner, having led the APC candidate in the substantive election with a total votes of 24,792 against 22,472.

Umar Yusuf Yabo was declared the winner with 27,042 votes, while APC candidate Abubakar Umar received 25,738 votes.

In a similar vein, Yusuf Marafa Danchadi of the APC defeated PDP candidate Magaji Abubakar of the PDP with 6,488 votes for the Bodinga North state seat in the rerun election. Danchadi received 5,893 votes.

However, APC defeated PDP’s Hantsi Sule Romo, who received 19,021 votes overall, in the Tambuwal West State Assembly seat, with Dahiru Bashir Ahmed declared the winner with 19,315 votes.

In Borno state, Lawan Pogu of the APC emerged victorious in the Borno State election for the Chibok State Constituency, scoring 9,101 votes. He was followed by the PDP candidate, Habila Bello, who scored 2,117.

The results of the Yobe East bye-election were also announced by INEC, with Hon. Musa Mustapha of the APC declared the winner. Professor Ibrahim Ahmed Jajere, the returning officer for the election, announced the results yesterday in Damaturu, the capital of Yobe State. He stated that Musa Mustapha received 68,778 votes, defeating Aji Kolomi (Ajiko) of the PDP, who received 18,878 votes.

In Benue state, APC’s Terwase Uche won the election in the Guma I State Constituency, according to Prof Julius Ikya of the Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University Makurdi (JOSTUM). Uche polled 5,289 votes, defeating PDP’s Geoffrey Jimin, who polled 4,134 votes.

Ironically, APC emerged victorious in Burutu I and Ethiope West constituencies of Delta state respectively.In Burutu I, APC candidate Anthony Ebitonmo Alapala was declared the winner by INEC ahead of Asupa Forteta of the PDP. Alapala polled 7,728 votes ahead of Asupa, who scored 6,616 votes.

In the rerun election, which was held across 30 polling places in the Ethiope constituency, Blessing Achoja of the APC defeated Onogba Blessing of the PDP. According to the Returning Officer, Prof. Ezekiel Agbalagba, Achoja polled 6462 votes in total, more than his nearest competitor, Onogba, who polled 5057 votes.

The APC and NNPP emerged victorious in the rerun elections for the state’s House of Assembly seats in Nasarawa State. For the seats in the Keana and Doma South State constituencies, respectively, INEC declared Mohammed Omadefu of the APC and Musa Ibrahim Abubakar of the NNPP the winners of the elections.

Hassan Imam, the returning officer for the constituency, announced the results of the rerun election in Keana, which showed that Omadefu of the APC had 557 votes and Basil Osheka of the PDP had 470 votes. According to him, the APC candidate received 8,069 votes overall in the March 18 election and the rerun, beating his nearest opponent, PDP’s Osheka, who received 7, 917 votes in the two contests.

Similarly, the returning officer, Professor Abubakar Sadiq Aliyu, stated that the results of the March 18, 2023, and February 3, 2024, rerun elections in the Doma South State House of Assembly Constituency combined showed that Musa Ibrahim Abubakar of the NNPP polled a total of 4,776 votes, defeating Mr. John Osewu of the APC, who received 3,931 votes.

Though there were isolated incidents of violence during the House of Representatives rerun election in the Akwa Ibom State Ikono/Ini federal constituency, which led to the cancellation of the exercise in two Ikono and Ini local government areas, the opposition Young Progressives Party (YPP) won the election.

The candidate of the ruling PDP, Dr. Glory Edet, was defeated by the incumbent, Hon. Emmanuel Ukpong-Udo. Collation officer Mr. Nabie Jude stated that the YPP candidate, who received 24,050 votes overall, narrowly defeated the PDP candidate, who received 17,232 votes.

Similarly, collation officer Godwin Ayi declared YPP candidate Moses Easien the victor of the rerun election in the Ibiono Ibom state constituency. Easien defeated PDP candidate Obong Godwin Ekpo.

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