Presidential primary: Buhari’s scores 2.9 million votes in Kano

Presidential primary: Buhari’s scores 2.9 million votes in Kano

- Close to three million supporters of the APC have endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari’s candidacy as 2019 election draws near

- 2,931,235 party members across the 44 local governments in Kano state voted for him at the just concluded primary in the state

- Governor Ganduje was the returning officer of the presidential primary in the state

Kano state governor Umar Abdullahi Ganduje said close to three million supporters of the All Progressives Congress voted for President Muhammadu Buhari’s candidacy in the 2019 election.

Ganduje, who is the returning officer of Friday, September 28 presidential primary in the state said Buhari’s candidacy was affirmed by 2,931,235 party members across the 44 Local governments in Kano state.

The return was the highest so far, declared by the returning officers.

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Governor Abdul’aziz Yari of Zamfara also announced that President Muhammadu Buhari polled 98 per cent votes in the state at the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primary election, held throughout the country on Friday.

The governor, who served as the party’s state returning officer for the presidential primary, made the announcement while declaring result of the primaries conducted in all the 147 Wards of the 14 local government areas of the state on Saturday, September 29..

He said that President Buhari, who is the only Presidential Aspirant for the position of President in the forthcoming 2019 General Elections, scored 247,847 representing 98% of the total number of the registered APC members in the State.

He said despite the fact that President Buhari was the sole aspirant for the position of President, the APC resolved to hold its primaries with a view to weighing the President’s acceptability amongst APC faithful. had reported that the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday, September 28, held its presidential primaries across the 319 wards of Rivers in peace.

Mr Chris Finebone, publicity secretary of APC in Rivers, announced this in a statement in Port Harcourt.

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He said that the minister of transportation, Mr Chibuike Amaechi was the presidential primaries returning officer for Rivers.

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