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APC wins Kwara bye election

The candidate of  the All Progressive Congress, APC, in Patigi Constituency bye-election into the Kwara State House of Assembly, Adam Ahmed Rufai has been declared winner in the election.

Adam Ahmed Rufai scored  10,354 votes to defeat his closest rival Muhammed Salihu Yahaya of the People’s Democratic Party who scored 4,623 votes.

Declaring the  result of the election the returning officer Dr. Abdulazeez Musbau of University of Ilorin, expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the election which he said was peaceful.

He said Adam Ahmed Rufai, of the All Progressive Congress, APC, having satisfied the requirements of the law and scored the highest number of vote cast was declared winner.

Dr.Musbau explained that on the INEC records, 43,695 Permanent voters card, PVC were collected by  the electorate in the constituency but that only 15,654 came out to vote during the exercise, which represents 35% of total electorate.

Adam Rufai, who defeated all the other five contestants including his major contender from the People Democratic Party, PDP, Mohammed Salihu Yahaya who happen to be his cousin brother from the same Lade ward was declared lawmaker elect.

The elected lawmaker would replaced his late brother Saidu Ahmed Rufai who died in December last year during  a short illness will be representing Patigi constituency at the state assembly.

In her remark Kwara state Commissioner  for local government and chieftaincy affairs  Mrs. Aisha Ahman Pategi, said the victory was a sign that APC is still much on ground in Patigi.

ALI RABIU

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