Doguwa wins, Jibril lost in Kano rerun

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Former Leader of the House of Representatives, Ado Alhassan Doguwa has won the rerun election in Tudun Wada/Doguwa Federal Constituency in Kano State, even as the former Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin lost his bid for a return to the Green Chamber.

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Jibrin, the proponent of “Budget Padding” lost to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Datti Yako at Saturday’s rerun election in Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency in Kano State.

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The returning officer for Kiri/Bebeji Federal Constituency, Professor Abdullahi Arabic, on Sunday, said Yako polled 48,601 votes to beat Jibrin, who got 13,587 votes.

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Doguwa polled 66,667 votes to defeat the PDP candidate, Air Commodore Yushau Doguwa (rtd) who scored 6,323 votes.

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Doguwa has expressed satisfaction over the conduct and the large turnout of voters during the re-run, adding that it is an indication that the people of his constituency are anxious to see him retain his seat at the National Assembly.

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He also thanked the speaker of the House of Representatives, the leadership and members of the House for their support, adding that he was overwhelmed that over 51 and also 29 of the current and former members of the House travelled far and near to show him solidarity.

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