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APC Governing party wins Katsina senatorial election

The APC has won the Katsina senatorial by-election, a boost at a time when it is facing mass defections in parliament and elsewhere.

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Ahmad Babba-Kaita will represent the people of Katsina North in the senate

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The governing All Progressives Congress (APC) has won the senatorial by-election in Katsina State after its candidate, Ahmad Babba Kaita, polled the most votes from the exercise conducted on Saturday, August 11, 2018.

Babba-Kaita who is currently a member of the federal House of Representatives, polled a vote total of 224,607 to beat a slew of other contestants.

Interestingly, Babba-Kaita’s closest challenger for the Katsina senatorial seat was his brother and candidate of the PDP, Kabir Babba-Kaita.

Ahmad and Kabir share the same father but different mothers.

The older Kabir Babba-Kaita polled 59, 724 votes.

Why the Katsina senatorial election was important for the APC

In other Katsina senatorial by-election results as seen by Pulse, MPN scored 633 votes, MMN 343, GPN got 1056 and DA polled 796.

The Katsina North senatorial by-election was held to fill in the vacant seat left by Senator Mustapha Bukar, who died in April this year.

Katsina North is the senatorial district of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The election is coming on the back of the battle for majority seats in the senate, following a gale of defections in Nigeria’s national assembly and elsewhere in the polity, from July 24, 2018.

The APC and PDP will be conducting a headcount to determine just which party controls majority seats in parliament, when the national assembly reconvenes for plenary on Tuesday, August 14, 2018.

Here are full results from the 12 local councils that make up the Katsina North district, as released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC):

Daura LG

No of registered voters – 76559

No of accredited voters – 23272

APC – 18436

DA – 45

GPN – 566

MMN – 18

MPN – 26

PDP – 3228

Total valid votes – 22309

Rejected – 501

Total votes cast – 22810

 

Ingawa LG

No of registered voters – 76020

No of accredited voters – 23146

APC – 17036

DA – 111

GPN – 63

MMN – 44

MPN – 80

PDP – 4005

Total valid votes – 21339

Rejected – 902

Total votes cast – 22241

 

Dutsi LG

No of registered voters – 56912

No of accredited voters – 19007

APC – 13868

DA – 31

GPN – 25

MMN – 9

MPN – 31

PDP – 3930

Total valid votes – 17894

Rejected – 465

Total votes cast – 18359

 

Sandamu LG

No of registered voters – 65445

No of accredited voters – 25421

APC – 18834

DA – 20

GPN – 11

MMN – 6

MPN – 7

PDP – 4610

Total valid votes – 23488

Rejected – 553

Total votes cast – 24041

 

Mani LG

No of registered voters – 92544

No of accredited voters – 31048

APC – 20479

DA – 127

GPN – 98

MMN – 55

MPN – 113

PDP – 7017

Total valid votes – 27889

Rejected – 1295

Total votes cast – 29184

 

Mashi LG

No of registered voters – 83663

No of accredited voters – 32987

APC – 20927

DA – 168

GPN – 82

MMN – 84

MPN – 133

PDP – 8653

Total valid votes – 300042

Rejected – 1698

Total votes cast – 31745

 

Zango LG

No of registered voters – 62378

No of accredited voters – 18528

APC – 14175

DA – 23

GPN – 34

MMN – 8

MPN – 19

PDP – 3057

Total valid votes – 17316

Rejected – 655

Total votes cast – 17971

 

Kankia LG

No of registered voters – 62196

No of accredited voters – 23509

APC – 16653

DA – 42

GPN – 27

MMN – 6

MPN – 23

PDP – 5366

Total valid votes – 22117

Rejected – 1055

Total votes cast – 23172

 

Baure LG

No of registered voters – 92346

No of accredited voters – 36770

APC – 28271

DA – 105

GPN – 46

MMN – 19

MPN – 44

PDP – 5674

Total valid votes – 34159

Rejected – 1432

Total votes cast – 34159

 

Kusada LG

No of registered voters – 51019

No of accredited voters – 18349

APC – 12331

DA – 32

GPN – 18

MMN – 20

MPN – 42

PDP – 4783

Total valid votes – 17226

Rejected – 658

Total votes cast – 17884

 

Bindawa LG

No of registered voters – 76924

No of accredited voters – 29584

APC – 22234

DA – 43

GPN – 40

MMN – 16

MPN – 63

PDP – 5549

Total valid votes – 27945

Rejected – 1023

Total votes cast – 28968

 

Mai’adua LG

No of registered voters – 68049

No of accredited voters – 26869

APC – 21363

DA – 49

GPN – 56

MMN – 58

MPN – 52

PDP – 3852

Total valid votes – 25430

Rejected – 654

Total votes cast – 2608

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