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Kagarko Rerun: INEC Declares APC Candidate, Goroh Shadalafiya Winner 


Tracereporters.com –The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared the candidate of  All Progressives Congress, (APC) Honorable Nuhu Goroh Shadalafiya winner of the  rerun elections in Kagarko Constituency of Kaduna State.

Goroh Shadalafiya, who is the former Deputy Speaker, Kaduna State House of Assembly polled 24,658 votes after the collated results were merged with INEC’s saved results to defeat the , Morondia Tanko of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who scored 20,206 votes .

Dr. Haruna Aminu centre declaring the official results

The Local government collation and   Returning Officer, Dr. Haruna Aminu said Shadalafiya won  the election , having satisfied the law and scored the highest number of votes, is hereby declared winner and is returned elected.”

Earlier, the court of Appeal had ordered for a rerun in 22 units of three wards in Kagarko constituency following a suit by Mr. Nuhu Shadalafiya of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who had challenged the victory of Mr . Morondia Tanko of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 9th March election.

The Appeal Court  in Kaduna on Tuesday, 19 November, affirmed the judgement of the Election Tribunal and dismissed appeal of the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) member representing Kagarko Constituency in the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Hon. Morondia Tanko, who challenged  the lower court’s judgement .

Trace reporters  (TR), who covered  the rerun election across the three wards in Kagarko  said  it  was peaceful  .

Some of electorate that spoke after casting their votes expressed joy over the smooth process of the election .

It was gathered that the sensitive and non sensitive materials arrived polling units as expected, and that electorates conducted themselves peacefully.

The Presiding Officer, P. O; Sawanno polling unit, Oyebanji Oyewale Samson disclosed that all sensitive materials arrived at the unit at exactly 10:00 am, while voting exercise commenced immediately voters were sensitized.

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