- Umaru Al-Makura has been elected as candidate for Nasarawa South senatorial district
- Al-Makura polled a total of 1,262 votes to defeat his opponent, Sen. Salisu Egyegbola, who scored 312 votes
- 1,612 delegates were expected to participate in the exercise, 1,608 were accredited, while 1,594 voted
Governor Umaru Al-Makura has been elected as the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the Nasarawa South senatorial zone election in 2019.
Chairman of the electoral committee, Ismaila Ahmed, represented by the secretary, Abdullahi Candido, announced the result on Wednesday, October 3, in Lafia.
Ahmed said Al-Makura polled a total of 1,262 votes to defeat his opponent, Senator Salisu Egyegbola, who scored 312 votes.
He explained that 1,612 delegates were expected to participate in the exercise, 1,608 were accredited, while 1,594 voted. He said 20 votes were voided for improper thumb printing.
Meanwhile, Al-Makura has expressed delight at the outcome of the election and dedicated the victory to the people of the state.
He commended the maturity exhibited by his opponent for accepting the result of the election in good faith. He also lauded the electoral committee for the transparency of the process, saying that they had demonstrated the ideals the APC stood for.
The governor promised not to let the people down when eventually elected as senator representing Nasarawa South at the general election.
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Legit.ng had reported that the speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara was on Wednesday, October 3, elected as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the Bogoro/Dass/Tafawa-Balewa Federal Constituency in Bauchi state.
Dogara was elected by all the 325 delegates from the constituency ahead of the 2019 general elections.
All the constituency party delegates unanimously affirmed Dogara as the sole candidate of the APC during the party’s primaries held in Zwall town of Tafawa Balewa local government of the state.
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