The Deputy Governor of Sokoto State, Ahmad Aliyu, has emerged flag-bearer of All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2019 governorship election.
Announcing the result on Monday in Sokoto, the Chairman, APC Gubernatorial Primary Election in the state, Sulaiman Abubakar, said the election was contested by four aspirants.
Abubakar said that a total of 3,606 votes were cast out of the 4,600 votes during the primary election. He said that Aliyu scored 2,282 votes to bit his closest rival, Alhaji Faruk Yabo, who scored 837 votes during the election.
Abubakar said that Alhaji Abubakar Gumbi, got 70 votes, while Sen. Abubakar Gada, had 20 votes. The Chairman added that 397 votes were invalid.
In his acceptance speech, Aliyu thanked the delegates for electing him as the candidate for 2019 election. He assured delegates that he would work to ensure unity among party members for the progress of APC.
Aliyu also urged those who lost in the contest to support his candidacy in order to ensure APC victory in the 2019 general elections.
Earlier, the state APC Chairman, Alhaji Isa Achida, called on all party members to always protect party interest above any candidate’s to ensure victory for the party.
“Our commitment today is to ensure a free, fair and credible primary election and such will remain because a as progressive party we always do for others to follow.
“As such we will continue to sustain such effort toward ensuring the success of APC and electoral process in the country,” Achida said.