The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared Yusuf Aliyu of the Peoples Democratic Party as winner of the Akwanga South Constituency election held on Saturday. In Nasarawa State.
Prof. Ilemona Adofu of the Federal University, Lafia, the Returning Officer of the election, announced it on Sunday.
Adofu in Akwanga declared Aliyu the winner with 10,322 votes.
He said that Aliyu defeated the incumbent member representing the constituency, Samuel Tsebe of the All Progressives Congress, who scored 5,716 in the election.
The Returning Officer said that the All Progressive Grand Alliance scored 3,487 votes among other parties.
Adofu declared: “Mr. Yusuf Chunbaya of PDP, having scored the highest number of votes, is hereby declared as the winner of the election conducted on the 18th of March for Akwanga South State Constituency seat.”
The Returning Officer said that the total registered voters were 73,650; accredited voters were 24,442; total votes cast were 24,442; total valid votes were 23,977; and rejected votes were 465.
Reacting to his victory, Aliyu promised not to fail his constituents while discharging his legislative duties.
He appreciated the people of his constituency for their support, which led to his victory.