Kaduna State: APC wins Lere Federal Constituency by-election

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The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared Alhaji Ahmed Mannir of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of Saturday’s by-election for the Lere Federal Constituency in Kaduna State.

The Returning Officer, Prof. Adamu Wada, while declaring the result in Saminaka, said Mannir scored 34, 958 votes to defeat his closest contender, Mr Ibrahim Usman of the Peoples Democratic Party who scored 16, 271 votes.

Prof. Wada said Malam Salihi Abdulkarim of the Young Progressives Party scored 295; Suleiman Lere of the Peoples Redemption Party scored 226 votes while the All Progressives Grand Alliance, which did not field any candidate, garnered 125 votes.

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The by-election which was reported to have been peaceful across the constituency was conducted to fill the Lere Federal Constituency seat, following the death of the member representing the constituency, Hon. Suleiman Lere, who passed away in April.

 

Zainab Sa’id

Source NAN

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