—The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate, Mr. Dominic Bakundi, has been declared winner of Taraba State House of Assembly by-election in Ardo-Kola state constituency. Dominic Bakundi of PDP got 8,848,000 votes, while Sanusi Usman of the APC got 8,308,000 to come second in the election. The Returning Officer, Dr. Manu Donga, said Mr. Bakundi had scored the majority votes in the election and, therefore, declared the winner as the member-elect for Ardo-Kola Taraba State constituency. The Minister for Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Aisha Arhasan, praised the peaceful conduct of the exercise across the 10 wards of the local government area. She said the transparent conduct of the election was an indication that the APC-led government was ready to reform the electoral process in the country.