Former Bauchi assembly speaker reclaims mandate in a re-run election

By Samuel Luka, Bauchi

Former Bauchi State House of Assembly Speaker, Rt. Honourable Abubakar Y. Suleiman has reclaimed his mandate as member for Ningi constituency in a re-run election conducted yesterday.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) returning Officer for the rerun elections, Prof Ahmed Abdulhamid declared Abubakar Y. Sulaiman, candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as winner after the collation of the election results at the INEC office in Ningi.

“By the powers confered on me as the Returning Officer, having fulfil the requirements and scored the highest total number of votes cast, I Prof Ahmed Abdulhameed hereby declare Abubakar Y. Suleiman of the PDP as the duly elected member of the State House of Assembly.”, He said.

The returning officer declared that Abubakar Y. Suleiman of the PDP polled a total of 11,785 votes to defeat his closet opponent of the APC, Khalid Captain Ningi.

Recall that the Appeal Court had ordered for a rerun of election in 10 polling units of Ningi State Constituency following an appeal by the APC candidate against the judgement of the Tribunal which upheld Abubakar’s election in the 2023 general elections.

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