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2019: Bala Mohammed emerges Bauchi PDP guber candidate

2019: Bala Mohammed emerges Bauchi PDP guber candidate

- A former minister of the FCT Abuja, Senator Bala Mohammed, has emerged as the 2019 governorship candidate of the PDP in Bauchi state

- Mohammed defeated two former senators from the state to clinch the ticket

- Only 32 invalid votes were recorded during the election

The immediate past minister of Federal Capital Territory Abuja, Senator Bala Mohammed, has emerged as the 2019 governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bauchi state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mohammed defeated tow other contestants; Senator Abdul Ningi and Senator Adamu Gumba, at the keenly contested primary election.

The chairman, PDP electoral panel for the state, Chief Dan Orbih, announced that Mohammed scored 1,335 votes to emerge winner, while Ningi got 802 votes and Gumba polled 15 votes.

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He noted that only 32 invalid votes were recorded during the election.

According to him, the election was free, fair, peaceful and conducted in accordance with the party’s constitution.

Orbih, who is the chairman of the Edo state chapter of the PDP, urged party members to remain loyal to the party and also work hard to reclaim the state.

He also commended the delegates for their resilience and well behaved conduct during the exercise. (NAN)

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Meanwhile, chairman of the PDP special national convention committee, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has said members of the committee will be impartial to ensure that a free, fair and acceptable primary is organised.

Okowa made the disclosure on Thursday, September 27, in Asaba, when former Senate president, Senator David Mark, paid a consultative visit to delegates to unveil his programmes if elected as the presidential flag bearer of the party.

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