INEC declares Sankara senator for Jigawa North West

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared APC’s Danladi Sankara as winner for Jigawa North West senatorial district.
The Retuning Officer for the election, Prof. Usman Haruna of the Federal University Dutse, who announced the result in Gumel on Monday, said that Sankara scored 286,655 votes to defeat his PDP opponent, Alhaji Nasiru Roni, who scored 120,314 votes.


Haruna said that Alhaji Muhammad Alkali candidate for the Social Democratic Party (SDP) scored 29,906 votes.
He stated that the election was conducted in a transparent manner in line with the INEC rules and guidelines.


The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that Sankara had once represented the district on the platform of the PDP.
He later lost to serving Sen. Abdullahi Muhammad of the APC.
Sankara later defected to the APC and secured the ticket to re-contest the position. 

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