The Labour Party (LP) candidate, Mr Donatus Mathew, an okada rider, has been declared the winner of the Kaura federal constituency of Kaduna State.
The returning officer, Professor Elijah Ella, declared the result yesterday and said Mathew polled a total of 10,508 to defeat the incumbent member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon Gideon Lucas Gwani, who came second, with a total vote of 10, 297 votes.
Professor Elijah said the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate trailed with 9,919 votes, while New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP) secured 5,354 votes to come third and fourth, respectively.
Speaking to journalists shortly after the declaration of the winner, the member-elect, Mr. Donatus Mathew, thanked the electorates for the confidence reposed in him to represent them at the Federal level.
Donatus solicited support and cooperation from the people and pledged to carry everyone along to achieve desired success.
The incumbent member, Mr. Gideon Lucas Gwani, congratulated the member-elect and wished him well.
He urged his supporters to remain calm and accept the electorate’s will, even as he noted that God gives and takes power