Yakubu Dogara, the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, has suffered a loss in his Local Government Area, Bogoro, to Sen. Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir, the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the incumbent Governor of Bauchi State.
According to the official results declared by INEC, the PDP and its gubernatorial candidate secured 16,598 votes, while the APC and its gubernatorial candidate scored 10,436 votes in Bogoro.
Furthermore, in the Bogoro State Assembly Constituency, the PDP and its candidate, Musa Nagwada, won with 13,934 votes, defeating the APC and its candidate, Bulus Iliya, a former Legislative aide to Yakubu Dogara, who got 12,887 votes.
Following the announcement of the results, there was jubilation, and Hon Markus Bitrus Lusa led hundreds to the residence of former Executive Secretary of TETFund, Prof Sulaiman E. Bogoro, who described the victory as sweet.
Bogoro is the home LGA of the former speaker.