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Drama As APC Wins Bauchi Senatorial Poll Without Candidate

Following the confusion in the All Progressives Congress in Bauchi State over who is the party’ s authentic candidate for the Bauchi South senatorial poll is , the Independent National Electoral Commission decided to declare the APC the winner of the election .

INEC , however , refused to mention the name of Lawal Gumau , the senator representing the area fielded by the APC .

The APC had declared Gumau the winner of its primary election ahead of Ibrahim Zailani .

But Zailani went to court to challenge the party’ s decision .

The Federal High Court, Abuja, a few days to the election ruled in favour of Zailani and ordered INEC to recognise him as the APC ’ s candidate for the poll .

But the party said it had suspended Zailani and therefore the judgement of the court was not binding on it .

But declaring the result of the senatorial election , the Returning Officer , Prof Sarki Fagam , only announced that the APC polled 250 , 725 votes to win the election without mentioning the name of the party’ s candidate for the poll .

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state Ibrahim Abdullahi said there was a court judgment ordering the APC to replace Gumau with Zailani but the party had yet to comply.


Source; https://punchng.com/drama-as-apc-wins-bauchi-senatorial-poll-without-candidate/

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