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Yobe speaker loses seat to 32-year-old — after 20 years in state assembly

BY Ayodele Oluwafemi


Ahmed Lawan Mirwa, the speaker of the Yobe state house of assembly, has lost his reelection bid for the Nguru state constituency II.

Announcing the results of the state assembly election, Habib Muhammad, the returning officer, said Musa Lawan Majakura of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored 6,648 votes, to defeat incumbent Mirwa of All Progressives Congress (APC) who got 6,466 votes.

Muhammed announced that Isah Sa’idu Shehu of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) scored 30 votes, Bukar Jatau of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) got 23 votes, and Mai Zaire Idriss of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) scored 14 votes.

The returning officer declared Majakura as the winner of the election for Nguru state constituency II.


According to the candidates’ bio-data list released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Majakura is 32 years old.

Mirwa, the incumbent speaker, was first elected into the Yobe state house of assembly in 2003.

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