APC wins Bauchi South Senatorial District without Candidate
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has garnered the highest total votes cast for the Bauchi South Senatorial District
The party scored 250,725 votes against PDP’s candidate, Garba Dahiru, who scored 175,527 votes
Sarkin-Fagam, the returning officer said candidates of the 18 political parties contested for the senatorial seat in the zone.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), has declared APC as the winner of Bauchi South senatorial district election. The party scored 250,725 votes as against PDP candidate, Garba Dahiru, who scored 175,527 votes
Announcing the result in Bauchi, Sarkin-Fagam, a lecturer in Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi, said APC scored 250,725 votes, ahead of other parties, but had no candidate recognized by the law as it had failed to substitute its candidate, Sen. Lawal Gumau, as directed earlier by a court of law.
He said that the PDP candidate, Alhaji Garba Dahiru, came second with 175,527 votes, while Lawal Ibrahim of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP), came third with 43,386 votes, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The returning officer said candidates of 18 political parties contested for the senatorial seat in the zone.
Commenting on the development, INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, explained that APC had failed to substitute its candidate for the poll as ordered by the court.
According to him, the candidature of Sen. Lawal Gumau representing the district, was nullified by court, prior to the election with an order that the party should substitute the candidate.
He said that up till the time of the conduct of the election, the party had failed to obey the court order, and as such Gumau could not be returned as winner of the election.
Bauchi south district comprises of Toro, Dass, Tafawa-Balewa, Alkaleri, Kirfi,Bogoro and Bauchi local government areas.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that a Federal High Court in Abuja had earlier ordered that Gumau be substituted with another candidate, Ibrahim Zailani, who had challenged the outcome of the APC primaries in the state.