The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has won the Saturday, February 23 parliamentary election to continue after being in the House of Representatives, representing Bogoro/Dass/ Tafawa-Balewa Federal Constituency in Bauchi State for an upward of 12 years.
The Independent National Electoral Commission’s Returning Officer in the constituency, Professor Mohammed Abdulhamid, said in Zwall, the collation centre that Dogara polled 73,609 votes to defeat his closest opponent, Alhaji Dalhatu Kantana of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who scored 50,078 votes, and six other candidates.
The Returning Officer commended the electorate for their orderly conduct, saying the exercise was transparent and hitch-free.
With this victory, Dogara will be representing his constituency for the fourth consecutive time.
He was elected for the first time in 2007 and has so far spent 12 years as member of the House. Source: NAN.