Kalambaina defeated his closest rival and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Aminu Bello Kware.
Announcing the result, INEC’s returning officer for the election, said the APC candidate polled the total of 3,288 votes to defeat the PDP candidate who polled 7, 205 votes.
The by-election was conducted to fill vacuum created following the death of the Abdullahi Wamakko (Speaker), the
House of Reps member representing Wamakko/Kware federal constituency.
Abdullahi, who is the younger brother of Senator Aliyu MagatakardaWamakko, died some months ago in a Nigerian hospital after a brief illness.
Consequent upon Abdullahi’s demise, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared his seat vacant and ordered that a by-election be conducted to enable Wamakko/Kware federal constituency have a representative before the end of October.
22 political parties fielded candidates at the by-election.
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