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DOGARA RETAINS HOUSE OF REP SEAT

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has been declared the winner of the Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa Balewa Federal Constituency in Bauchi State.

The result was announced by the returning officer Prof Ahmed Abdulhamid, at the Zwall Collation Centre, Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of the state.

Dogara, who contested the election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), polled 73,609 votes to defeat his closest rival, Mr Kantana of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who scored 50,078.

Political pundits had initially tagged his seat as one of the most vulnerable to fall into APC’s net.

He is returning to the House for the fourth term. he was first elected in 2007.

He was elected as the 14th Speaker of the House of Representatives in 2015.

 

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