The All Progressives Congress (APC) took an early lead in the senatorial by-elections for Katsina North (Daura) in the northwest and Bauchi South Senatorial districts in the northeast Nigeria.
The by-elections were scheduled following the death of the late Senator Alhaji Mustapha Bukar representing Katsina North and the late Senator Ali Wakili representing Bauchi South senatorial districts.
The assembly polls are closely watched across the country, coming at a time senators from Nigeria’s two main political parties, the APC and PDP, are fighting for majority in the senate.
The APC’s candidate won most of the wards across the Katsina North Senatorial District. Two brothers, Alhaji Ahmad Babba Kaita (APC) and Alhaji Kabir Babba Kaita (PDP) were the frontline contenders in the by-elections.
Keyamo, who supervised the election, commended the people of Katsina state for exhibiting high level of maturity during the poll, noting that the peaceful conduct of the election had complete that subsequent elections could also be peaceful.