By Kamal Ibrahim, Bauchi
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Speaker of the Bauchi State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Abubakar Y Suleiman as the winner of State Assembly Election for Ningi Central Constituency held on Saturday.
Declaring the results in Ningi, on Sunday, INEC returning officer for the Constituency, Professor Shuaibu Muhammad declared that the Speaker scored 16, 866 votes to defeat Hon. Khalid Abdulmalik Ningi of APC who scored 15, 065 votes and Hon. Danlami Garba Bara’u of NNPP who scored 4,886 votes
In his remarks shortly after the declaration, the Speaker expressed his gratitude to Almighty Allah for the huge success recorded by him and other PDP candidates across the State.
He also expressed his wholehearted appreciation to the people of Ningi Central Constituency for the confidence they repose in him by given him another mandate for second term.
While commending all stakeholders and voters for the peaceful conduct of the exercise, Speaker Abubakar Suleiman who is also the Chairman of the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria, told the people of Ningi Central Constituency and the State in general to expect more people-oriented initiatives and development strides in his second term.
The Speaker called on his opponents, whom he described as his friends and allies, not to despair, see the contest as race to develop Ningi and join hands with him in his new Ningi development project.
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