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PDP candidate beats incumbent APC Senator to clinch Kaduna North Senatorial Seat

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Ibrahim Ramalan
Ibrahim Ramalan
Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via, or, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared Khalid Ibrahim-Mustapha of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the winner of the Kaduna North Senatorial District election.

Prof. Saleh Ado of the Ahmadu Bello University, ABU, Zaria, the INEC Returning Officer for the election, announced the result in Zaria on Monday.

According to him, 12 political parties keenly contested the election.

Ado said Khalid-Mustapha secured 250, 026 votes to defeat his closest rival, the incumbent senator, Kwari Suleiman Abdu of the APC, who scored 190,008 votes.

He said that Usman Bawa of NNPP scored 28,511 to come third, while Sidi Ibrahim Bamalli of Labour Party polled 28, 418 votes.

The returning officer also said Ahmed Wakili of the PRP scored 3453 votes; Abdullahi Suleiman of ADC, 3,678 and Hassan Muktari of the ZLP, 582 votes.

“Khalid Ibrahim Mustapha of the PDP having satisfied the requirements of the law is hereby declared winner and returned elected,’’ Ado said.



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