Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the PDP Candidate, Alhaji Umar Yusuf-Yabo, the winner of Saturday’s Yabo/Shagari Federal Constituency re-run election in Sokoto State.he
The Chief Returning Officer, Prof. Abdullahi Bagudo, declared Yusuf-Yabo winner, after he polled the highest majority of the lawful votes.
Bagudo said that the PDP candidate scored 27,041 votes to defeat his closest rival, Abubakar Dan-Bukari of APC, who polled 26, 213 votes.
He also said that the candidate scored less votes, totalling 2,249, in the re-run election, compared to the APC candidate, Dan-Bukari, who scored 3,741 votes.
He further said that the rerun election was conducted in the 26 polling units of the constituency and the result added to the configured results of the 2023 National Assembly elections in the constituency.
The PDP candidate had led in the substantive election with a total of 24,792 votes against 22,472 votes scored by the APC candidate.
The 2023 result was added to the outcome of the rerun election results to determine the eventual winner.
Yusuf-Yabo was declared the winner by INEC in the 2023 National Assembly elections to represent the constituency.
However, his declaration by INEC was challenged by Dan-Bukari of the APC at the tribunal and the Appeal Court ordered for a rerun in the 26 polling units.