The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Dr Mark Useni of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of Saturday’s supplementary election for Ussa, Donga and Takum federal constituency of Taraba.
Professor Luka Juma, the INEC Returning Officer declared the result in Jalingo on Sunday.
Mr Juma said that Useni polled 25,929 votes to defeat his closest rival, Riman Shawulu of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) who polled 25,350 votes, while Istifanus Gbana of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored 20, 234 votes to place third.
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INEC had declared the February 25 election inconclusive following cancellation of results in Chanchangi and Kwesati wards in Takum and Ussa Local Government Areas (LGAs) due to some irregularities, leading to Saturday’s poll.
Speaking with reporters shortly after the victory, Mr Useni extended his hand of fellowship to his opponents, urging them to join hands with him to serve the people better.
He pledged to place priority on the security challenges affecting his constituency.
Also Anas Shuaibu of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) was declared as the winner of the Karim 11 state constituency seat by INEC.