The Chief Returning Officer for the supplementary election, Professor Tanko Yahaya of the Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto, declared the result.
He said the candidate of the PDP, Ibrahim Tukur, polled 23, 874 to defeat his close rival Bello Dankande of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who scored 16, 546.
The declaration of candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ibrahim Tukur, by the Chief Returning Officer, Professor Tanko Yahaya, of the Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto, has put to rest the political intricacies and tension which surfaced during the build up to the Bakura State Constituency Bye-election in Zamfara State.
The returning officer for the bye-election, Professor Tanko Yahaya declared that the candidate of the PDP, Ibrahim Tukur, scored 23,874 to beat his closest rival Bello Dankande of the APC who polled 16,546 to emerged as the winner of the election and has been returned elected, having certisfied the requirements of the law.
Critical stakeholders have applauded the peaceful orderliness of the conduct of the supplementary election, as well as the security personnel who provided calm atmosphere for voters to vote for their preferred candidate.
Governor Bello Mohammed of Zamfara State has in a press statement issued by his Special Adviser on Public Enlightenment, Media and Communication, Zailani Bappa, commended the people of Bakura Local Government Area of the state, for voting the PDP and for exhibiting good conduct during the process.
Though the APC had, a day to the supplementary election, announced its withdrawal from the contest.