An APC Candidate Mr. Lawan Gumau, who contested in the Bauchi South Senatorial District bye-election held on Saturday, defeated a former Governor of the State, Isa Yuguda to clinch the senatorial seat.
Prof. Ahmed Sarkin-Pagam who announced the result on Sunday, said Gumau scored 119,489 votes to defeat eight other contestants, among them, the immediate past governor of the state, Mr. Isa Yuguda of the Green Party of Nigeria, who polled 33,079 votes.
The Returning Officer who stated that a total of 256,763 votes were cast, out of which 245,652 were valid and 11,111 invalid, added that other candidates in the Bauchi bye-election were Haruna Ayuba of ADC who garnered 1,754 votes; Aminu Tukur of APP who scored 11,717 votes; Usman Hassan of KP with 240 votes; and Huseini Umar of NNPP who scored 22,896 votes.
He gave scores of the remaining candidates as Usman Chaledi of PDC, 1,203 votes; Ladan Salihu of PDP, 50,256 votes, and Mrs. Maryam Begel of SDP, 3,800 votes.
Following the outcome of the bye-election which was conducted to elect a representative for Bauchi-South Senatorial District, sequel to the death of Senator Ali Wakili on March 17, APC in Bauchi now has only one senator because the other two, Isa Misau and Nazif Gamawa, formerly of the APC, defected to the PDP.
The APC candidate was in the news on Saturday, after he disclosed that he is going to the red chamber just to amend the Constitution to allow President Muhammadu Buhari lead the nation for the rest of his life.
Gumau also disclosed that he wanted to become a Senator, in order to protect President Buhari’s interest at the National Assembly saying the president needs majority at this trying period. Gumau, who is currently a member of the House of Representatives representing Toro Federal Constituency, said that in his eight years in the House, he had delivered on his mandate to his people.