The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared Alhaji Ahmed Babba-Kaita of the All Progressives Congress, as the winner of the bye-election conducted in the Katsina-North Senatorial District .
The returning officer, Prof Hudu Ayuba-Abdullahi, who announced the result at 4. 42 am in Daura on Sunday said Kaita , a member of the House of Representatives scored 224,607 votes , while his elder brother and a retired customs officer.
Alhaji Kabir Babba Kaita of the Peoples Democratic Party scored 59 , 724 votes
Abdullahi said the total number of registered voters was 864, 046. The number of accredited voters was 308,500.
According to him , the total votes cast was 294, 050, out of which 287,155 votes were counted as valid and 10 ,891 rejected .
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that six political parties contested for the seat, which became vacant after the death of Senator Bukar Mustapha .
Apart from the APC and PDP, the other parties that took part in the election were Democratic Alliance , Green Party of Nigeria ,
Masses Movement of Nigeria and MPN.
GPN scored 1056 , DA 796, MPN 633 and MMN 343 votes .
Malam Habibu Suleiman, the agent of the PDP, who signed the results as declared , alleged some irregularities.