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Bye-Election: APC candidates clear councillorship seats in 3 wards in Niger

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has cleared councillorship seats in a bye-election conducted in three wards in Niger, the State Independent Electoral Commission (NSIEC) disclosed.

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