The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared Abubakar Kusada of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as the winner of the bye-election into the House of Representatives.
The election was conducted in Kankiya/Kusada/Ingawa Federal Constituency, Katsina State, on Saturday.
The Returning Officer, Professor Adedayo Hamza, who announced the result on Saturday, in Kankiya, said that Kusada scored 48,518 votes, to emerge winner.
Alhaji Abdussamad Yusuf of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, came second with 20,193 votes, while Nasiru Kankiya of the Peoples Redemption Party, PRP, scored 1,810 votes, as the second runner-up.
Abdullahi Umar of the Yes Electorate Solidarity, YES, got 221 votes.
According to Hamza, the total number of registered voters in the Constituency was 193,904, while the number of accredited voters was 74,242.
The number of valid votes cast was 70,742, and rejected votes 2,331. The total number of votes cast was 73,073.
The INEC National Commissioner, Mr. Festus Okoye, advised the political parties to intensify voter education and management of Polling Units.
Meanwhile, reports from Aso Rock indicate that the outcome of the bye-election has put the President, Muhammadu Buhari, in celebration mode, as Katsina State is his home State, and also, as he is about to begin his 2019 Presidential Campaign.