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Nasarawa deputy speaker wins APC senatorial ticket

Nasarawa deputy speaker wins APC senatorial ticket

- The deputy speaker of the Nasarawa state House of Assembly, Godiya Akwashiki, has won the APC’s ticket for the Nasarawa North senatorial district

- Akwashiki got 906 votes to defeat his only rival, Mrs Mary Enwongulu, who polled 125 votes

- The candidate assured the people of his senatorial district that they would enjoy more dividends of democracy, if given the mandate

Godiya Akwashiki, the deputy speaker of Nasarawa state House of Assembly has emerged as the All Progressives Congress (APC)'s candidate for the Nasarawa North senatorial district.

Yetunde Adeniji, the APC returning officer for the senatorial election, announced the result in Akwanga, Akwanga local government area of the state, NAN reports.

Legit.ng gathers that Adeniji said that Akwashiki got 906 votes to defeat his only rival, Mrs Mary Enwongulu, the immediate past commissioner for women affairs and social development, who got 125 votes. He said that seven votes were invalid.

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The returning officer commended the aspirants and delegates for the peaceful conduct of the exercise.

Speaking with newsmen, Akwashiki, who is also an APC governorship aspirant, promised to carry everybody along in discharging his legislative duties, if elected.

Akwashiki thanked the delegates and leaders of the party for voting him as the APC candidate for the senatorial district and urged them to work hard for the victory of the party at all levels, in 2019.

He also assured the people of his senatorial district that they would enjoy more dividends of democracy, if given the mandate. The deputy speaker lauded the peaceful conduct of the election.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Governor Umaru Al-Makura was 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.

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Source: Legit.ng

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