The APC won the Nasarawa State House of Assembly bye election held on Saturday.

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Saturday night won back the Nasarawa central state constituency in Nasarawa it lost due to the death of Hon. Suleiman Adamu who died as a result COVID-19.

The APC candidate, Mr. Ismail Danbaba, was declared winner of the bye election having scored 7,475 to defeat Mr. Bage Nuhu of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who polled 4,608 votes.

The returning officer, Mr. Iiyasu Umar explained that the bye election had 12,217 total votes cast out of which 12,083 were valid votes with 234 rejected votes.

The bye election was conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to fill the vacancy created by the death of the former member of the house of Assembly Suleiman Adamu who died as a result COVID-19.

The results of the election were equally announced under the supervision of INEC National Commissioner in charge of Kogi, Nasarawa and Kwara states Alhaji Mohammed Haruna amidst heavy security presence.


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