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APC Lawmaker, Betara re-elected, polls 71, 427 votes to defeat rivals

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The Chairman of the Home of Representatives Appropriation Committee, Aliyu Muktar Betara, has received his reelection for the Biu, Bayo, Kwaya Kusar and Shani Federal Constituency of Borno State.

Betara, who’s the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, had 71,427 votes to defeat his closest rival Mohammed Ibrahim Biu of the Folks Democratic Celebration, PDP, who polled 15, 514 votes to emerge second.

The Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee, INEC, Returning Officer for the Nationwide Meeting elections in Borno State, introduced the outcomes on Monday night.

He mentioned: “Aliyu Muktar Betara of the All Progressives Congress APC having happy the necessities of the legislation is hereby returned elected.”

Others who participated within the train embrace one Ahmed Jibrin of the New Nigerian Peoples Celebration (NNPP) who polled a complete of 661 votes to come back third.

Coming at a distant Fourth place within the train was Sulaiman Salihu of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) who scored 574 votes.

The Lawmaker expressed gratitude to his constituents for his or her unwavering assist and encouragement by means of the years and their demonstration of dedication to the social contract that has existed between them for over a decade.

“I wish to significantly specific my heartfelt gratitude to almighty Allah for making today doable. This can be a journey that commenced some months in the past once they pulled collectively their hard-earned cash to get the nomination varieties for me and at the moment they’ve marched that dedication with additional motion by voting overwhelmingly for me to emerge as soon as once more.

“As you’ll be able to see, there’s no excuse or purpose to let my individuals down after I return to Abuja as a result of at the moment they stored their promise of returning me and it’s my flip to fulfil my very own finish of the social contract we’ve got entered into.

“I’ll proceed to do my greatest to symbolize their curiosity and put them first in my legislative selections and actions within the subsequent 4 years inshallah.

“I additionally wish to thank the management of our nice social gathering the APC for the continual assist and encouragement through the years. I pray for complete victory each within the presidential and governorship elections in order that collectively we will present the standard management that Nigerian deserve,” he mentioned.

The present election victory will mark the reelection of Betara to the Home for a document fifth time period within the historical past of the constituency. The Lawmaker who presently chairs the Home Appropriation Committee can also be regarded by observers as one of many entrance runners for the seat of Speaker of the incoming Home in June 2023.