Salisu Rimaye of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has been declared winner of Saturday’s supplementary election for the Kankia constituency of Katsina State by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
INEC Returning Officer, Dr Kamaluddeen Kabo of the Federal University, Dutsinma declared the result in Kankia.
Kabo said Rimaye scored 18,157 votes to beat Abdullahi Ibrahim of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who polled 16,763 votes.
He said the total number of registered voters was 78, 224 while 37, 030 were accredited and the total valid vote was 35, 037.
511 votes were rejected, while the total votes cast were 35, 548.
“I Dr Kamaladdeen Kabo, the Returning officer for the Kankia, State Constituency election, held on April 15, 2023, hereby certify that Salisu Rimaye of APC, having satisfied the requirements of the law, is hereby declared the winner and returned elected,” he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the polling units where the supplementary election was conducted included Galadima A, Galadima B, Tsa and Rimaye wards, each had one polling unit while the Tafashiya ward had two.