Politics

Sacked Speaker, Deputy Return As PDP Wins All Seats

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has emerged victorious in all four disputed seats in the Bauchi State House of Assembly during the Saturday re-run elections as reported by Leadership News on Sunday, 4th February, 2024.

This development marks a significant triumph for the ruling party in the state.

The re-run elections were necessitated by the nullification of results from the previous elections held on March 18, 2023, as decreed by the State Election Petitions Tribunal and subsequently upheld by the Appellate Court.

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The affected areas included 42 polling units spanning 16 electoral wards in three LGAs of Bauchi, Ningi, and Katagum.

The immediate-past Speaker of the House, alongside his deputy, faced inconclusive elections earlier, but the rerun elections ultimately saw them declared winners of their respective legislative seats in Ningi and Bauchi constituencies.

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The results reveal a keenly contested battle with the former Speaker securing a total of 11,785 votes, while his opponent, Khalid Abdulmalik of the APC, garnered 10,339 votes, according to the Ningi electoral returning officer, Prof. Ahmed Abdulhameed.

The nullification and subsequent rerun were conducted in 42 polling units across 16 electoral wards in three LGAs Bauchi, Ningi, and Katagum.

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The process aimed to rectify the issues that led to the earlier annulment, providing voters with a fair chance to express their political will.

As the PDP celebrates a clean sweep of all four disputed seats, the repercussions of this electoral victory are likely to reverberate throughout the state’s political corridors, setting the stage for new dynamics and power balances in Bauchi State politics.

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