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SENATE NEWS: PDP Wins Niger east senatorial by-election

Dr Shem Zagbai of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has been declared winner of the Niger East Senatorial by-election after a re-run. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) made the declaration on Sunday.
The August 30 by-election was declared inconclusive due to electoral malpractice in some polling units.
The re-run was held in polling units in Bosso, Chanchaga, Munya, Paikoro, Rafi and Shiroro local government areas on Saturday.
Announcing the result in minna, Prof. MorenikejiOlakonmi, Returning Officer for the election, said that Zagbai scored 92, 056 votes against Mr David Umaru of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled 87, 405 votes.
Isa Bello of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and MrAbdulahiDiko of Social Democratic Party scored 2,185 and 419 votes respectively.
“We have come to the conclusion of the collation. I, Prof. MorenikeOlakonmi, hereby certify that I was the Returning Officer for Niger East Senatorial District by-election held on the 6th day of September 2014.
“That Dr Shem Zagbai of the PDP, having satisfied the requirements of the law and scored the highest number of votes, is hereby declared the winner,’’ he said.

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