Ex-Sokoto Deputy Gov, Aliyu Wins APC Governorship Ticket

Former Sokoto State Deputy Governor, Ahmed Aliyu, has been declared the winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary in the State.

Naija News understands that the immediate past Secretary of the Police Trust Fund won massively at the exercise which started on Thursday, May 26 and ended today.

Six aspirants contested for the party’s ticket but Aliyu swept the poll with a total of 1,080 votes out of 1,182 votes.

The Election Committee Chairman, Aliyu Kyari, said Senator Ibrahim Gobir scored 36 votes, Faruk Malami-Yabo 27 votes, and former Minister of Transport, Yusuf Suleiman, 16 votes while 23 were invalid votes.

Kyari listed other aspirants as Abubakar Abdullahi 1 vote and Sen. Umar Gada, 0 vote.

Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party has lost the membership of former Deputy Governor of Sokoto State, Barrister Mukhtar Shehu Shagari.

Naija News understands that Shagari had in March 2022, declared his intention to contest the state governorship seat on the platform of the PDP.

Shagari, however, in a statement dated Wednesday, May 25, announced his resignation from PDP, stating betrayal as his reason for withdrawing from the party.

He laid the blame on the State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, accusing him of not keeping to his words.

He said: “I wish to bring to your notice that I, Mukhtar Shehu Shagari have from today ceased to be a member of the Peoples Democratic Party.”

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