Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has secured his seat in the 9th Assembly.
He has been announced winner of the election in Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa Balewa federal constituency of Bauchi state.
Dogara, who is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, polled 73,609 votes to defeat his main challenger, Dalhatu Kantana, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who scored 50,078.
Responding to his victory, Dogara thanked God “for making it possible” and his constituents for standing by him.
“I dedicate this victory to God first and our ever peace loving and resilient people of Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa Balewa Federal Constituency who defied all odds to return me to the House of Representatives 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 House of Representatives 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 the House of Representatives 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.”