The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has announced results for the By-election held at Katsina North Senatorial district.
The election saw the Babba-Kaita brothers test their popularity amongst their people as they went to the polls to determine who will fill the empty space owned by the district at the Senate.
According to INEC’s Returning Officer, Hudu Ayuba-Abdullahi, Kaita, a member of the house of representatives scored 224,607 votes, while his elder brother and a retired customs officer, Kabir Babba-Kaita of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored 59,724 votes.
Abdullahi said the total number of registered voters was 864,046.The number of accredited voters was 308,500.
According to him, the total votes cast was 294,050, out of which 287,155 votes were counted as valid and 10,891 rejected.
A total of six political parties contested for the seat, which became vacant after the death of Bukar Mustapha.
Apart from the APC and PDP, the other parties that took part in the election were Democratic Alliance (DA),Green Party of Nigeria (GPN), MNM and MPN.
GPN scored 1056, DA 796, MPN 633 and MMN 343 votes.
Habibu Suleiman, the agent of the PDP who signed the results, alleged that there were irregularities in the electoral process.
The candidate of the APC had a clean swoop of all the 12 Local Governments that make up the Senatorial District.
President Muhammadu Buhari also comes from Katsina North Senatorial District.