PDP’s Aliero defeats Governor Bagudu of APC

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BY MAYOWA SAMUEL

Uba Group

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared Adamu Aliero of the People’s Democratic Party as the winner of Kebbi Central Senatorial District.

The INEC Returning Officer, Abbas Yusuf-Bazata on Tuesday, announced that Aliero scored 126,588 votes, defeating arch rival, the incumbent governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu of the All Progressives Congress who polled 92,389 votes.

He said being the Returning Officer of 2023 Kebbi Central District Senatorial Election held on February 25, “That Adamu Muhammad Mainasara Aliero of PDP haven certified the requirement of the law, is hereby declared winner and returned elected Senator for Kebbi Central Senatorial District.”

The Returning Officer said Abubakar Bello Tilli of Social Democratic Party scored 1,874 votes, while Umar Rufa’i of People’s Redemption Party got 992 votes.

Responding shortly after the declaration, Aliero appreciated his Creator for giving him another opportunity to serve his people, assuring that his victory was a victory for all people of his constituency and the state at large.

He encouraged them to remain peace loving and always respect the constituted authorities to move the state forward.