In Katsina APC wins by-election with 27,968 votes

APC won the election with 27,968 votes, PDP scored 19,451 votes while the PRP polled 332 votes.

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The Independent National Electoral Commission  (INEC) has declared Mansur Ali of the All Progressive Congress (APC) as the winner of the by-election conducted in Mashi/Dutsi Federal Constituency.

Prof Hudu Ayuba, the Returning Officer to the election, who announced the results  in  Mashi on Sunday, said APC won the election with  27,968 votes.

He said Nazif Yusuf of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored 19,451 votes while Kabir Abdullahi of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) polled 332 votes.

He announced that the total registered voters in the constituency were 135,571,  while 51,576 voters were accredited for the election.

Ayuba said of the the total 50,084 votes cast 47,751 were valid while 2,333 were rejected.

He thanked all those who  participated as well as other stakeholders  for the success of the exercise.

Malam Abubakar Abdullahi, the agent of PDP candidate, described the election as free and fair, stressing that  it was the unanimous decision of the electorate and no one could change it.

NAN reports that the election was sequel to the death of  Sani Bello who was representing the condtituency. 

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