Bauchi Rerun Polls Record Large Turnout Of Voters

January 25, 2020
206 Views

The supplementary/re-run elections in two Local Government Areas of Bauchi state recorded large turnout of voters, reports the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Whereas supplementary election is being conducted in Zaki Local Government Area, INEC is also conducting re-run election in Gamawa Local Government Area.

NAN Correspondent monitoring the exercise reports witnessing large turnout of voters in units the exercise is being conducted in Sakwa , Murmur North and Mainako in Zaki.

Mohammed Hassan, Presiding Officer (PO) in-charge of Daladagum unit in Dugunmi town, told NAN that voting commenced at 8.20 a.m.

Alhaji Awal Jatau of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Tata Umar of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and 19 other candidates are contesting in the supplementary polls to occupy the seat of Federal House of Representatives for Zaki Constituency.

In a similar development, voting commenced early in most of the 287 voting units visited in Gamawa.

Madaki Gololo of the PDP and 20 other candidates are contesting for the Gamawa House of Representatives seat, while Mohammed Garba of the APC had earlier been excluded from the race by an election tribunal.

NAN recalls that the Court of Appeal, Jos Division, on November 14, 2019, had sacked All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker, Rep. Umar Tata, representing Zaki Federal Constituency.

The same court had nullified the election of Garba Gololo of APC representing Gamawa Federal Constituency of Bauchi State, and disqualified him for presenting forged certificates to contest in the election.

The court also, in a consensus judgment, ordered INEC to conduct re-run election in the area within 90 days, excluding APC or its candidate from participating.

 
(NAN)

You may be interested

How Peter Obi was attacked in Katsina
News
News

How Peter Obi was attacked in Katsina

Webby - January 25, 2023

The campaign team of the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, was attacked in Katsina State while on a…

Aribo Missing As Newcastle Pip Southampton In Carabao Cup Semi Final First Leg
Sports
Sports

Aribo Missing As Newcastle Pip Southampton In Carabao Cup Semi Final First Leg

Webby - January 24, 2023

Super Eagles midfielder, Joe Aribo was conspicuously missing as Newcastle United defeated Southampton 1-0 in the first leg of the…

Breaking! Fire Guts Popular Plaza in Eke Awka Market
News
News

Breaking! Fire Guts Popular Plaza in Eke Awka Market

Webby - January 24, 2023

Advertisement By Izunna Okafor, Awka Fire outbreak, on Tuesday night, gutted the popular and ever-busy Ezenwa Plaza in Eke Awka…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.