Linus Oota, Lafia
Immediate past Nasarawa State Commissioner for Works and Transport and All Progressives Congress (APC) House of Assembly candidate for Keffi East Constituency, Mr. Yahaya Wada Mohammed, has lost the supplementary election to the Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate, Mr. Suleiman Abdulaziz Danladi.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had earliar declared election into four state constituency seats of the House of Assembly inconclusive.
Wada, who is believed to be the anointed speakership candidate of stakeholders of the party, in the next House of Assembly, was defeated by the SDP candidate.
The result, as announced by the Returning Officer, Dr. Abdul rahman Baba, showed that the SDP candidate polled 7,527 votes to defeat Wada , who garnered 7,506 votes
In Karo Gitata State Constituency, the returning officer declared PDP’s David Maiyaki winner with 16,361 votes against the APC incumbent, Hashimu Jibrin Gurku, who garnered 10,622 votes.
In Nasarawa Eggon East, APC incumbent member, Mohammed Agah Muluku, defeated his close rival, the candidate of APGA, Kassimu Bakyano, while the PDP Assembly candidate for Obi 2 State Constituency, Luka llya Zhekaba, was declared winner .
Daily Sun gathered that six members of the Assembly, including the incumbent speaker, Balarabe Abdullahi, will return to their respective seats, while 18 members are new, out of which Zenith Labour party and SDP produced one member each.
The ruling APC has 15 members while the People’s Democratic Party has 6 members-elect.