OrderPaperToday – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Mrs Talatu Yohan of All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of yesterday’s legislative rerun elections that took place for Numan, Demsa and Lamurde Federal Constituency.
INEC Returning Officer for the elections Pascal Timtere made the announcement in Numan.
He said: “Talatu Yohana of APC wins the election with a total of 24,126 votes.”
According to him, out of the 178,471 total number of registered voters, 44,577 were accredited.
Other results include: Michael Zidon of PDP polled 11,513 votes while Dr P.P. Power of PDM got 6,320 votes; CPP, 222 votes; KOWA, 400 votes; and Labour Party, 154 votes.
“The total valid votes were 42,735 and total rejected votes were 1,293 while the total number of votes cast was 44,028,’’ Timtere said.
Recall that in November 2015 the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja nullified the election of Mr Kwamoti Laori of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and ordered a rerun election.