- INEC has issued certificates of return to senators-elect Ahmad Kaita and Lawal Yahaya Gumau; both of the APC
- Both men commended the commission for the quality of the by-elections in their constituencies
- The by-elections were conducted to fill the vacancies created by the deaths of the former occupants of the seats
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued certificates of return to senators-elect, Ahmad Kaita, (APC-Katsina North) and Lawal Yahaya Gumau, (APC-Bauchi South) elected on Saturday, August 11, in by-elections.
The commission, in a statement issued by its director of publicity and voter education, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, in Abuja on Monday, August 13, said both men were elected in the by-elections in their respective constituencies, NAN reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that after receiving his certificate, Kaita commended the commission for conducting a free, fair and credible election in his constituency.
“Even as I experienced some difficulties at getting the impressions of my PVC picked by the card reader, yet I believe INEC has done well,” Kaita said.
Also, Gumau described the election as equal to none in terms of level of preparations and conduct by INEC and its officials.
Gumau urged citizens to continue to support INEC to conduct credible elections.
The by-elections were conducted to fill the vacancies created by the deaths of the former occupants of the seats.
The Bauchi election was held to fill the vacancy created by the death of Senator Ali Wakili, while the Katsina election was meant to fill the vacancy created by the death of Senator Mustapha Bukar.
Both former senators were members of the APC.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Abu Najakku, an aspirant for the Birnin Kebbi/Bunza/Kalgo federal constituency on the platform of the APC, described the party’s victory in the Bauchi and Katsina senatorial by-elections as a victory for President Muhammdu Buhari, come 2019.
The aspirant also said that the victory was for all progressive Nigerians.
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