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APGA wins Reps seat in Niger

All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) has won the House of Representatives seat for Magama/Rijau Federal Constituency in Saturday’s by-election.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Shehu Sale, candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), winner of the by-election.

The INEC Returning Officer, Prof. Tanko Baba of the Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto, said Sale scored 22,965 votes to defeat Alamu Emmanuel of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who came second with 22,507 votes.

Baba said Yusuf Nasir, the candidate of the ADC, polled 336 votes.

He explained that the total number of registered voters was 159,347, while the number of accredited voters was 46,734, with 45,808 valid votes, total votes cast 46,499 and rejected votes 691.

Meanwhile, Prof. Samuel Egwu, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Niger, on Sunday, commended the electorate in the constituency for their peaceful conduct during and after the election.

Egwu also lauded efforts of the police for providing a peaceful political atmosphere before and during the electoral process in the area.

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