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BAUCHI: Dogara wins Reps seat for record fourth time

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

The Returning Officer for the Zwall Collation Centre, Professor Ahmed Abdulhamid made the declaration on Sunday in Tafawa Balewa Local Government.

Dogara, who contested for the seat on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, polled a total of 73,609 votes to beat his closest rival and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who polled 50, 078 votes.

With his victory, Speaker Dogara will be returning to Green Chamber of the National Assembly for the fourth time.

Speaker on his victory via his twitter handle, Dogara said, “I dedicate this victory to God first and our ever peace loving & resilient people of Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa Balewa Federal Constituency who defied all odds to return me to @HouseNGR for an unprecedented 4th term. By their uncommon courage, sacrifice and patience in the face.

“of unwarranted provocation, threat & intimidation & attempts to subvert their will by undemocratic forces, they have made history today in Nigeria by breaking a jinx that has plagued the @HouseNGR since 1st Assembly as no presiding officer (both Speaker & Deputy Speaker) has ever been re-elected to the House. Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa Balewa has also set a record as the first in Bauchi state to return a member to @HouseNGR for fourth consecutive term.

“Thanks to many friends and supporters who contributed immensely in making this history possible. Together we shall continue to defy evil and make Nigeria work again”.

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