- The APC has suffered a major defeat in the supplementary election for the Garko LGA Kano state House of Assembly
- The ruling party and its candidate, Abba Ibrahim, lost to Murtala Muhammad Kadage of the NNPP in the state constituency election
- The NNPP had earlier defeated the APC in the February 25 presidential and national assemble election as well as March 18 guber and state assembly elections in the state
Garko, Kano – Murtala Muhammad Kadage, the candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), has defeated the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the supplementary election in the Garko local government area of Kano state.
Kadaga defeated his closest rival, Abba Ibrahim of the APC, to represent the constituency in the state House of Assembly, Daily Trust reported.
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The returning officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the constituency, Professor Suleiman Mudi from Bayero University, Kano, said the NNPP candidate garnered the highest votes.
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“Having satisfied the requirements of the law and scored the highest number of votes, I hereby declare Murtala Muhammad Kadage of the NNPP as the winner of the Garko Local Government state assembly election supplementary election.”
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Reacting to the result of the election, Kadage thanked the residents of the Garko local government area for supporting him in the election while promising to prioritize their interest in the poll.
Kano is one major state where the ruling APC had its biggest loss in the 2023 general election.
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The APC was defeated by a wide margin during the February 25 presidential and national assembly election and lost all the 3 senatorial seats in the state to the NNPP.
During the March 18 governorship election, the NNPP also crumbled the ruling APC and claimed almost all the state House of Assembly seats.
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