The All Progressives Congress (APC) has won the senatorial bye elections held in Katsina state, Saturday.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the State declared APC candidate, Alhaji Ahmed Babba Kaita as the winner of the bye election conducted in the Katsina North Senatorial District.
Prof Hudu Ayuba-Abdullahi, the returning officer, 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 (PDP) scored 59,724 votes.
The returning officer 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 NAN 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 (DA),Green Party of Nigeria (GPN) MNM and MPN.
Malam Habibu Suleiman the agent of the PDP alleged some irregularities after signing the results as declared by INEC