Zamfara rerun polls: PDP captures all National Assembly seats
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Zamfara, has cleared
the three National Assembly seats in the just concluded supplementary election
which was conducted on Saturday.
Declaring Hon. Ikra Aliyu Bilbis winner in the rerun
senatorial election for Zamfara senatorial zone, the returning Officer,
Professor Kabiru Abdulahi, said Bilbis of PDP scored a total of 102,866 votes
to beat senator Kabiru Garbar Marafa of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who
scored 91,216 votes.
According to him, in Gusau Local Government Area, former
minister Bilbis scored a total of 97,993 votes while Senator Kabiru Garba
Marafa scored 85,330 with a difference of 12,663.
In Tsafe Local Government Area, the PDP scored a total of
24,846, while the APC scored a total of 21,706.
He said that in the Maru Local Government Area of the State,
the PDP scored 9,067 while the APC scored a total of 13,397, saying that the
total valid votes were 23,146 while the rejected votes are 868.
For Gusau/ Tsafe Federal Constituency, Dr. Aliyu Moyi, who
was the returning officer, declared Hon. Kabiru Adamu of the PDP as the winner
in the contest.
He said that the PDP scored a total of 41,893 to beat his
APC rival, who scored 28,836.
In the Gummi Federal Constituency, Hon. Suleiman Gummi of
the PDP also captured the constituency seat
He polled 35,664 votes to defeat his closest challenger and
the candidate of the All Progressives APC, Ahmad Gummi, who scored 35,058 votes.
The collation officer of the Gummi- Bukkuyum supplementary
election, Dr. Lawal Saad, declared Suleiman Abubakar Gummi the winner, having
scored the highest number of votes and satisfied the requirements of the law.
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