November 18, 2018
The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Yusuf Nuhu has emerged as the winner of Toro federal constituency by-election held in Bauchi State on Saturday.
The APC candidate, Yusuf Nuhu polled 22,317 against the PDP’s Shehu Buba Umar’s 18,235 votes to win the election.
Nuhu won in eight of the 11 wards in Toro federal constituency while the PDP candidate won in three wards.
The APC candidate won in Wonu, Mara/Palama ,Ribina, Toro, Tama, Zalau/Fishi, Lame and Rahama wards.
PDP however won in Tilden Fulani, Jama’a/Zaranda and Daura/Geji wards.
Declaring the winner, the INEC Returning Officer, Professor Ahmad Tijjani Fagam said that the APC candidate emerged the winner having scored the highest number of votes.
“Yusuf Nuhu of the APC having satisfied all the requirements and scoring the highest number of votes is returned as the winner of the election,” he said.
The election was however marred by widespread voter apathy which led to low number of voters who participated in the by-election despite their presence at the polling booths.
Results in some polling units were also cancelled due to over voting after failure of card readers because the voters voted without proper accreditation.