News just reaching us indicates that the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) vying for the Bauchi South Senatorial seat, Malam Ali Wakili, has defeated Governor Isa Yuguda of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to represent the District in the National Assembly.
Announcing the result of the election in Bauchi on Monday, the INEC returning officer for the Senatorial District,Dr Shuaibu Musa, said Wakili polled 341708 votes to defeat Yuguda, who secured 115341 votes, PM News reports.
Yuguda and Wakili were the only candidates that contested for the seat.
Wakili, 55, a 1982 graduate of Bayero University, Kano, had served with the Bauchi state government, before transferring his service to the Nigeria customs service in 1991.
While in Customs, he held command positions at Ikeja Industrial Area, Tin Can Island, Seme Area Command as well as the commandant of Kano Training School.
He retired from the Nigeria customs service in 2009 as comptroller of customs.
Bauchi South Senatorial District comprises of seven local government areas, namely Kirfi, Alkaleri, Toro,Tafawa-Balewa, Bogoro, Dass and Bauchi.
Meanwhile, it was reported that the All Progressives Congress lost five House of Representatives seats to the Peoples Democratic Party and a seat to the Accord Party in Lagos State.