APC wins Katsina North Senatorial District bye election despite defections


The Independent National Electoral Commission in Katsina State has declared Ahmed Babba-Kaita of APC, as the winner of the bye election conducted in the Katsina North Senatorial District.

INEC Returning Officer, Hudu Ayuba-Abdullahi, who announced the result at 4:42 am in Daura on Sunday said Kaita, a member of the House of Representatives scored 224,607 votes, while his elder brother Kabir Babba Kaita of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored 59,724 votes.

Abdullahi said the total number of registered voters was 864,046. The number of accredited voters was 308,500.

According to him, the total votes cast was 294,050, out of which 287,155 votes were counted as valid and 10,891 rejected.