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Buhari’s aide loses Kano South senatorial primary

Buhari’s aide loses Kano South senatorial primary

- Senator Kabiru Gaya has won the APC ticket for Kano South senatorial seat

- Gaya scored over 1 million votes while President Buhari's aide, Kawu Sumaila, had a little over 300,000

President Muhammadu Buhari’s special adviser, Kawu Sumaila, on Wednesday, October 4, lost the All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial ticket for Kano South to the former governor of the state, Senator Kabiru Gaya.

Announcing the results on Wednesday, the returning officer, Professor Balarabe Abubakar Jakada, said Gaya scored 1,357,000 votes to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari’s special adviser, Kawu Sumaila, who garnered 309,209 votes, This Day reports.

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The presiding officer of the APC senatorial primaries at Kano South senatorial district, Professor Balarabe Abubakar Jarkada, announced the winner.

Jarkada said: "I Professor Balarabe Abubakar Jarkada, the presiding officer of the APC Senatorial Primaries at Kano South Senatorial District, hereby certify that elections were held in all the 16 local government areas of the district. Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya, having obtained the highest number of votes is hereby declared winner of the senatorial primaries."

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Kawu Sumaila, a senior special assistant to the president on National Assembly matters, alleged that his life is under threat from his political opponents.

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The presidential aide who is also a senatorial aspirant for Kano South senatorial district, claimed that a rival politician, Senator Kabiru Gaya, is threatening his life.

Sumaila made the allegation at an emergency press briefing held in Kano on Sunday, September 30, where he alleged that a former chairman of Sumaila local government area (LGA) and campaign director of Senator Kabiru Gaya, Alhaji Abdulhamid Idris Rimi, led a group of unknown persons and attempted to attack him, while he was addressing over 3000 All Progressives Congress (APC) supporters who had gathered for the party's governorship primary in the state.

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Source: Legit.ng

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