PDP candidates defeat Zamfara Speaker, deputy
The Speaker of Zamfara State House of Assembly, Nasiru Muazu Magarya, and his deputy, Musa Bawa Musa Yankuzo, have been defeated in the last Saturday’s election by the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party.
The returning officer for the Zurmi West Constituency election, Ismail Mudassir Moriki, declared Bilyaminu Ismail of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the election in the Speaker’s constituency.
Ismail polled 11,213 votes to defeat the Speaker who scored 9,530 votes.
In the same vein, the deputy speaker of the state assembly, Yankuzo, lost his reelection bid to the PDP’s Bello Muhammad Mazawaje, who scored 21,197 votes ahead of Yankuzo’s 13, 820 votes.
As INEC keep announcing results of the governorship and state house of assembly election nationwide, many incumbents have lost their seats while others secured re-election bid.
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In Plateau State, a female Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the Plateau State House of Assembly, Happiness Akawu, defeated the Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Yakubu Sanda, in the Pengana Constituency of Bassa Local Government Area.
While Daniel Naanlong, who is the Majority leader in the house, lost his Mikang State Constituency seat to Mathew Sule of PDP.
Similarly in Yobe State, 35-year-old Lawan Musa, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has defeated the Speaker of the Yobe State House of Assembly, Ahmed Mirwa Lawan, for Nguru II Constituency.
The incumbent Speaker was said to have been elected into the Yobe State House of Assembly in 2003.