The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has declared the All Progressive Congress (APC)‘s Aminu Ahmed, winner of the Makarfi constituency seat in the Kaduna House of Assembly.
The electoral umpire revealed this while declaring the result at the INEC office in Makarfi on Sunday.
The Returning Officer, Prof. Dangana Malam-Kure of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria said that Ahmed polled 133, 957 votes to beat four other contestants who also contested in the election.
He said that Ahmed’s closest opponent, Garba Muhammad, of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), scored 22,652 votes.
In his words, Malam-Kure said: “I, the Returning Officer for Makarfi State Assembly election held on March 9, hereby declare Aminu Ahmad of APC as winner of the election having satisfied all requirements of the law and scored the highest number of votes.
” Therefore, Aminu Ahmad of APC is hereby returned as elected member, Kaduna State House of Assembly to represent Makarfi constituency.”
Malam-Kure furthered that the election was conducted peacefully and successfully across the area. He said the election was a hitch-free one.