APC Governorship candidate in 2015 election in Gombe state Mohammed Inuwa Yahaya on Monday defeated 8 others to emerge the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming governorship election in the state .
Among those defeated is Senator Abdullahi Idris Umar, a former house of representatives member representing Yamaltu Deba federal constituency, former senator representing Gombe Central and former minister of transport who got 68 votes.
Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya scored 859 votes out of the total number of 1721 votes casts, while Mohammed Dan Barde came a distant second with 463 votes while Farouk Bamusa polled 139 votes, followed by Abdullahi Idris Umar with 68 votes.
Also, Umar Kwairanga got 54 votes, Habu Muazu 49 votes, Dasuki Jalo 28, Khamisu Mailantarki scored 9 votes and Aliyu Haidar 5 votes.
The APC primary election which commenced late on Sunday with accreditation commencing around 12 midnight came to a conclusion with the declaration of the final result by the Chairman of the election committee Abu Bawuro on Monday afternoon.
In a remark,the winner of the election Inuwa Yahaya appealed for support of other candidates to ensure the victory of APC come 2019.