Alhaji Jibrin Ndagi-Baba of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has emerged victorious in the just concluded State House of Assembly rerun election for Lavun Constituency in Niger State.
Ndagi-Baba scored 21,393 votes to defeat his closest rival, Baba Yusuf Dabban of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who polled 20,802 votes.
In a congratulatory message signed by his Chief Press Secretary Bologi Ibrahim, the state governor, Mohammed Umar Bago, described the victory as a restoration mandate.
He said the electorate in Lavun have, through the ballot, confirmed their alignment with the ruling party for greater benefits.
Bago expressed confidence that the lawmaker will once again bring to bear his legislative experience to the 10th State Assembly for effective legislation.
He urged Ndagi-Baba to be magnanimous in victory by extending an olive branch to those who contested with him as well as team up with those that mean well for the constituency for improved service delivery to the people.
The governor also enjoined him to key into the “New Niger” agenda of his administration for the overall growth and development of the state while assuring of his unflinching support.
He added, “The APC still remains a formidable party that will continue to provide dividends of democracy to all.”
It would be recalled that Ndagi-Baba was the Deputy Speaker of the 9th State Assembly, who lost his return ticket in the 2023 general election to his PDP rival, Baba Yusuf Dabban.
He however contested the result at the tribunal and a rerun was ordered.
The case went to the Court of Appeal, where the judgement of the Tribunal was upheld on the 24th of November, 2023.