Several weeks prior, Alhassan Ado Doguwa had been taken into custody on suspicion of committing murder during the elections in Kano.
Alhassan Ado Doguwa, the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives has been declared winner of the Tudun Wada/Doguwa Constituency seat of Kano State.
Doguwa clinched the federal seat following a supplementary election held on Saturday in the area.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s returning officer Professor Sani Ibrahim announced the results, saying the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate got 41, 573 votes.
His closest opponent and the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) flagbearer Yushau Salisu polled 34,831 votes while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) got 211.
A breakdown of the voter register showed that 227, 912 persons were registered, and 80, 933 got accreditation. But after Saturday’s exercise, the total votes cast was 79, 705; valid votes were 78,788, and rejected ballots amounted to 917.
Doguwa will be serving his fifth term when the 10th assembly is inaugurated in June. This is coming weeks after he was arrested for alleged murder on Election Day in Kano.