The Independent National Electoral Commission had, on Sunday morning, declared All Progressives Congress candidate, Ahmad Babba-Kaita, the winner of Saturday’s Katsina North Senatorial Zone bye-election.
INEC Returning officer for the election, Prof. Hudu Ayuba-Abdullahi, said Babba-Kaita scored 224,607 votes, while his elder brother of Peoples Democratic Party, Kabir Babba-Kaita, scored 59,724 votes at the election.
The Returning officer put the total number of registered voters at 864,046, and the number of accredited voters at 308,500.
He also put the total votes cast at 294,050, out of which 287,155 votes were recorded as valid and 10,891 as rejected.
A total of six political parties contested in the bye-election.
Other parties and votes recorded as announced by the Returning Officer were Democratic Alliance, 796; Green Party of Nigeria, 1056; Masses Movement of Nigeria, 343 and Mega Party of Nigeria, 633.