Jigawa State Deputy Governor, Malam Umar Namadi has been cleared to contest the state governorship election in the 2023 general elections.
Namadi emerged as the party’s flag-bearer after winning APC gubernatorial ticket at the party’s primaries held in the state yesterday, Naija News understands.
The party’s returning officer, Dr Kabiru Muhammad announced Namadi’s victory in a press release shortly after the primaries.
The Deputy Governor was said to have defeated eight of his contenders with 1220 popular votes. The returning officer confirmed the other aspirants’ results as thus: Aminu Kani got 16 votes, Sen. Sabo Nakudu- had 106 votes, Farooq Adamu Aliyu- had 13 votes, Sani Hussaini Garin-Gabas- had 5 votes and Sen. Ibrahim Hassan Hadejia- 58 votes.
Ahmad Rufa’i Zakari, Adamu Mukhtar and Ahmad Muhammad scored zero votes.
In his acceptance speech, Namadi commended the delegates, APC stakeholders and security agencies for the successful conduct of the primary election, Naija News reports.
He assured citizens of good governance, saying he will build on the good legacy of Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar if he wins the upcoming 2023 general election.
It was reported that other contestants had sneaked out from the venue hours after the commencement of voting.
Sen. Sabo Muhammad Nakudu, Ahmad Muhammad and Ahmad Rufa’i Zakari were not seen at the venue of the primary election, which commenced at about 11:00 p.m. and ended Friday morning.
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