A 33-year-old unionist, Bashir Usman Gorau, has been declared the winner of the Gada-Goronyo federal constituency of the House of Representatives election in Sokoto state.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced that Gorau got 29, 679 votes to defeat Musa Adar of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Gorau was the immediate past commissioner of youth and sports development in Sokoto. He ran on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Adar is the incumbent lawmaker representing the constituency. He polled 25,549 votes to lose his fifth-term bid.
The lawmaker was first elected into the green chamber in 2007 and won subsequent elections in 2011, 2015, and 2019 respectively.