The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday declared Dr. Shem Nuhu Zagbayi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of the Niger East Senatorial bye-election.
The Returning Officer for the election Prof Wole Moreniekeje, who announced the result said that Dr. Zagbayi scored 92,056 votes against Barrister David Umaru of the All Progressive Congress. who polled 87, 405 votes.
While Isa Bello of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and Mr Abdulahi Diko of Social Democratic Party scored 2, 185 and 419 votes respectively.
Moreniekeje said that total number of registered voters is 149, 851 and total number of accredited voters who participated in the election stands at 205, 765.
He said total number of valid votes is 182, 137, number of rejected votes 8042 and total number of votes cast during the exercise is 190, 179.
“We have come to the conclusion of the collation, I Prof. Wole Moreniekeje hereby certify that I was the returning officer for Niger East Senatorial District bye-election held on the 6th day of September 2014.
“That the election was contested, that the candidates received the following votes; Barrister David Umaru, APC 87, 405, Isa Bello of APGA, 2, 185 votes, Dr. Shem Nuhu Zagbayi of the PDP scored 92056 votes and Abdulahi Diko of the SDP scored 419 votes.
“That Dr. Shem Nuhu Zagbayi of the PDP having certified the requirements of the law and scored the highest number of votes is hereby declared the winner. And is returned elected, signed by myself the returning officer.”