The Independent National electoral Commission has declared Talatu Yohan of the All Progressives Congress as the winner of Saturday’s Numan, Demsa and Lamurde Federal Constituency rerun election.
Dr. Pascal Timtere, the INEC returning officer, made the announcement in Numan.
“Talatu Yohana of APC wins the election with a total of 24,126 votes,” Timtere said.
He said Michael Zidon of the Peoples Democratic Party polled 11,513 votes and Dr P.P. Power of the Peoples Democratic Movement got 6,320 votes.
Others are – CPP, 222 votes; KOWA, 400 votes; and Labour Party, 154 votes.
He said the total number of registered voters was 178,471, while 44,577 voters were accredited.
“The total valid votes were 42,735 and total rejected votes were 1,293, while the total number of votes cast was 44,028,” Timtere said.
It would be recalled that in November 2015, the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja nullified the election of Kwamoti Laori of the Social Democratic Party and ordered a rerun election.