Paul Omokuvie, Bauchi
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Bauchi State has declared the two candidates of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the Gamawa and Zaki federal constituencies by-election and supplementary elections held on Saturday as winners.
Dr Abubakar Mohammed of the Federal University Dutse, the returning officer for Gamawa announced the PDP as the winner of the by-election in the local government area at the INEC area office, Gamawa.
While declaring the results, Mohammed said Ahmed Madaki Gololo of the PDP scored the highest votes of 21,223 and and “declared the winner and returned elected.”
Mohammed confirmed that the candidate of the PDP defeated his closest rival of the New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP) who scored 15,004 votes.
In the Supplementary election in Zaki, INEC’s Returning Officer Professor Ahmad Kutama declared Auwal Jatau of the PDP as the winner.
Kutama disclosed that Jatau of the PDP scored the highest votes of 15,405 “and is hereby declared the winner and returned elected.”
Earlier Kutama said the PDP’s closest rival Umar Tata of the All Progressives Congress (APC) got 15,307 votes.