Photo:Umar Yusuf Yabo
By A I, Sokoto
Umar Yusuf Yabo, the candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP) has retained his seat for Yabo-Shagari federal constituency in Sokoto.
The lawmaker still maintained his lead despite being defeated at the rerun election that took place last Saturday.
At the rerun, Yusuf scored PDP”s candidate scored lesser votes of 2,249 votes compared to the APC candidate Abubakar Umar Yabo who scored a total of 3,741 votes.
It would be recalled that, PDP candidate had led in the substantive election with a total votes of 24,792 against 22,472 votes of APC candidate and added with the existing rerun election result.
The Chief Returning Officer, Professor Abdullahi Bagudo, declared Yusuf-Yabo winner having the highest majority of the lawful votes adding that he defeated his close rival, the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Abubakar Dan-Bukari along with other parties candidate.
Bagudo said the election was completed with the rerun election conducted in the 26 polling units of the constituency and result added with configured result of the last 2023 National Assembly election.
He said Yusuf-Yabo of PDP scored a total of 27,041 votes while the APC candidate Dan-Bukari scored a total votes of 26, 213 votes.
” Having certified the requirements of the law, I Prof. being the Chief Returning Officer, I declared Yusuf-Yabo as duly elected having the highest majority of the lawful votes,” he said.