Bauchi – The candidate for All Progressives Congress (APC) vying for the Bauchi South Senatorial seat, Malam Ali Wakili, has defeated Governor Isa Yuguda of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), to represent the District in the National Assembly.
Announcing the result of the election in Bauchi, the INEC Returning Officer for the Senatorial District, Dr Shuaibu Musa, said Wakili polled 341708 votes to defeat Yuguda, who secured 115341 votes
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 Commandant, 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.