By-election: PDP defeats APC in Sabon Gari, Kaduna

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Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has defeated the ruling All Progressives Congress in a by-election conducted in Kaduna State.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Usman Baba, candidate of the PDP winner of the by-election for Sabon Gari Constituency in the Kaduna State House of Assembly.

The Returning Officer, Dr Mohammed-Nuruddin Musa, who declared the result on Saturday in Zaria, said Mr Baba won the election with 9,113 votes.

He defeated his closest contender, Musa Musa of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who got 7, 404 votes.

The Returning Officer also said that Anas Abdullahi of the ADC had 62 votes; Chindo Ibrahim of the ADP got 61 votes while Musa Halilu of the PRP secured 305 votes.

The by-election was conducted after the seat was declared vacant by the State House Assembly in April.

This was due to the failure of the lawmaker representing the constituency, Aminu Shagali, to participate in legislative activities for more than 360 days.

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