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Friday, December 5, 2014

#HNNPolitics #APCPrimaries #Sokoto gets pre-negotiated Tambuwal as it's governorship candidate.

Negotiated ticket? Why even conduct primaries? Boko Haram just got stronger and gate climbing. Lets hope no terrorist climbs the walls of the govt house.

In Sokoto, Speaker Aminu Tambuwal’s defection from the Peoples Democratic Party had apparently been negotiated and the APC governorship ticket is the prize.

Tambuwal polled 3,466 votes to emerge tops ahead of four other contenders.

Others with their respective votes include Professor Lawal Bashir (0), Yusha’u Ahmed Kebbe (13), Senator Umaru Dahiru Tambawal (23) and Jibrin Bello Gada(0)

The primaries were held at the Giginya Memorial Stadium with over 3,000 delegates from across the 23 local governments and a total of 244 wards.

Declaring the result before INEC officials, delegates and agents of the aspirants, Chairman of the four-man electoral panel, Bolaji Khalil, said, having successfully conducted the governorship primaries and by the power conferred on him by the party’ headquarters, pronounced Tambuwal as the winner.

A total of 10 invalid votes were recorded at the exercise which lasted hours.

The Speaker attributed his victory to Allah and commended the dedication and peaceful conduct of the electoral panel under Bolaji Khalil.

With files from Punch Newspapers

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