Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission has declared PDP’s Bilya Sani Yamel as the winner of Saturday’s bye-election for the Katsina State House of Assembly seat for Dutsi Constituency.
The result was declared in a statement issued in Katsina on Sunday by Alhaji Muntari Abu, INEC’s Public Relations Officer in Katsina State, quoting the Returning Officer, Alhaji Usman Abu, in Dutsi, the headquarters of Dutsi Local Government Area.
It said that Yamel, the PDP candidate, scored 17,537 votes, while Shuaibu Sani of the CPC scored 1,279 votes.
The bye-election was held following the death of Alhaji Tasiu Yamel, the legislator representing the area, in June after some illness. (NAN)