PDP Loses Kwara, Bauchi, Katsina Bye-Elections
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The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lost out in the three bye-elections held across the country on Saturday.

Nigeria’s ruling party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) clinched the three seats into the House of Representatives.

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday confirmed that Yusuf Nuhu of the APC won the Toro federal constituency bye-election in Bauchi.

Announcing the result in Toro, the returning officer, Ahmed Sarkin-Paggam, said Nuhu polled 27,337 votes to defeat Shehu Umar, the candidate of the PDP, who had 18,235 votes.

Sarkin-Paggam revealed that a total of 41,532 votes were cast, out of which 40,552 were valid while 970 votes were void.

Similarly, INEC also confirmed Raheem Olawuyi, the candidate of the APC, as the winner of the house of representatives seat for Ekiti/Irepodun/Isin/Oke-Ero constituency in Kwara state on Saturday night.

The returning officer in the state, Abimbola Adesoji, said Olawuyi polled 21,236 votes, while Saheed Alatise, PDP candidate, polled 18,095 votes.

In the same vein, Abubakar Kusada of the APC was declared the winner of the bye-election into the house of representatives in Katsina state.

The state’s returning officer, Adedayo Hamza, announced that Kusada polled 48,518 votes to emerge the winner, Abdussamad Yusuf of the PDP came second with 20,193 votes, while Nasiru Kankiya of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) had 1,810 votes as second runner-up.