APC wins Bauchi Assembly bye election


From Ahmad SAKA,Bauchi

The All-Progressives Congress, APC has won the Bauchi State Assembly Bye election keenly contested in Dass Local Government Area of Bauchi State .

The bye election was conducted following the death of Hon Musa Mante Baraza of the APC who was killed by gunmen in his hometown Baraza last August.

Declaring the winner of the election, the returning officer of the election, Professor Ahmed Mohammed of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, said the candidate of the APC,  Bala Lukshi scored 12, 299 while his PDP counterpart, Lawal Wandi scored 11,062 votes.

The returning officer said Mr. Lukshi of the APC has won the election and was returned elected having scored the highest votes.

The election is considered a renewed Political battle between Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir of the PDP and a former Speaker Federal House  of Representative Yakubu Dogara of the APC.

In his reaction Governor Bala accepted the defeat he said

:Says the loss is a leason for all and advised PDP members and supporters to accept the defeat of the People’s Democratic Party PDP at the just concluded State Assembly Dass Bye-election with dignity and sportsmanship.

A statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant Media to the Governor Comrade Muktar Gidado which was distributed to reporters in Bauchi, The governor described the lost of the PDP as a will of God, encouraged party faithfuls not to be divided by the temporary setback.

Governor Bala  while observing that, the loss is a leason for all, noted that, as warriors, both his government and PDP need to plan to regain their lost ground with chivalry, tactics and team work.

“All praise and adoration belong to Allah. The loss of our party is a leason for all of us, but no one is to be blame.”

 “Remember we lost 21 House of Assembly seats and 3 Senate seats in 2019 but Allah gave us victory in the gubernatorial election. Let us not play to the gallery by indulging in blame game, internal rancor, accusations and mistrust.”

Governor appreciated all the dogged PDP Members for their support and contributions towards ensuring the success of his administration

On his part Yakubu Dogara sent a congratulatory message to the winner .

Dogara in a congratulatory message sent by his media aide Turaki Hassan said “I heartily felicitate with my brother, Hon. Bala Ali Lukshi and the entire All Progressives Congress family in Bauchi State on this well-deserved victory in the Dass State Assembly Constituency bye-election and Thanks to all our beloved supporters”.



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