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APC candidate, Adam Rufai, wins Kwara bye-election


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Adam Rufai as the winner of the Patigi Constituency bye-election in the Kwara State House of Assembly.

The returning officer for the election, Dr. Abdulazeez Musbau of University of Ilorin, said that Rufai scored the highest vote cast of 10,354 in the election.

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The election, which was contested by candidates of six political Parties had the PDP candidate, Salahu Yahaya as the runner up with a vote cast of 4,623.

The election was acknowledged to be peaceful and credible by the stakeholders and participants.

INEC returning officer in the election, “Adam Rufai of the All Progressive Congress, APC, having satisfied the requirements of the law and scored the highest number of vote cast is hereby declared winner”

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15,654 voters out of 43,695 who obtained Permanent voters card, PVC were accredited for Saturday’s election.

Reacting to the victory, Commissioner of local government and chieftaincy affairs in the state, Mrs Aisha Ahman-Pategi, who is from the constituency said:

“the victory was a sign that APC is still much on the ground in Patigi, although it was a missed excitement because we lost a life in the late lawmaker but we give glory to the almighty Allah for this victory.”

The seat into the Patigi constituency of the Kwara House House of Assembly became vacant following the death of Saheed Rufai who represented the constituency on December 3rd, 2019.

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