The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared Mr Ismail Dalha-Kusada of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the winner of the Kankia/Kusada/Ingawa Federal Constituency seat in Katsina State.
Declaring the result on Sunday in Kankia, the INEC Returning Officer, Prof. Saifullahi Ibrahim, said Dalha-Kusada polled a total of 34, 056 votes to emerge the winner.
Ibrahim said that Abubakar Yahya-Kusada of the All Progressives Party (APC) came second with 31, 017 votes, while Kabir Abdullahi of PRP scored 8, 613 votes to place third.
He said that the total number of registered voters was 224, 542, out of which, 80, 289 voters were accredited.
Out of the 79, 778 votes cast, 77, 006 were valid votes with 2, 772 rejected.
He said that the election was free, fair and in accordance with the electoral rules and regulations.
“The election was contested and candidates received votes.
“That, Ismail Dalha-Kusada of PDP, having satisfied the requirement of the law and scored the highest number of votes is hereby declared winner and returned elected,” NAN quoted him as saying.
Dalha-Kusada defeated the incumbent Rep. Abubakar Yahya-Kusada of the APC