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APC wins federal constituency bye election in Yobe

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has won the Amaturu/Tarmuwa/Gujba/Gulani Federal Constituency bye election held on Saturday.
The Yobe federal constituency seat became vacant following the appointment of Khadija Bukar as a minister in the federal cabinet.
Prof. Sunday Alao, the Returning Officer of the election, on Saturday in Damaturu declared APC candidate, Abdullahi Kukuwa as the winner.
Kukuwa scored 23,745 votes, while his closest rival Nasiru Hassan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled 6,990 votes.
Adamu Dina of the Advance Congress for Democracy (ACD) scored 163 votes, while Jibrin Ladan of the National Conscience Party (NCP) scored 139 votes.
Mr Zannah Ibrahim, Yobe Commissioner of Police said there was no violence recorded in any of the four local government areas where the election took place.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that Abdullahi Kukuwa is member of Yobe House of Assembly representing Gulani Constituency. (NAN)

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