Abdulaziz Yar’adua, younger brother of late President Umaru Yar’adua, has been declared winner of the Katsina Central Senatorial District election.
Malam Aminu Kankia, who is the Returning Officer for the election, declared the result in Katsina on Sunday night.
He said Mr Yar’adua of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scored a total of 153,512 votes, against 152,140 votes scored by Aminu Sirajo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Mr Kankia added that Gambo Abubakar of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) received 16,005, while Aminu Gide of Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) got 781 votes.
Until then was the Chairman of Governing Board of the Rural Electrification Agency (REA).
Col. Abdulazeez is Matawalle Katsina a powerful traditional role and was a former military officer who has served in various states across the country. He contested for governorship in Katsina State but was defeated by the current Governor Aminu Masari some years ago.
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