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2023: Jigawa deputy governor, Namadi secures APC governorship ticket

Jigawa State deputy governor, Alhaji Umar Namadi, has won the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial primary election.

Alhaji Umar Namadi was declared the winner after scoring 1,220 votes defeating eight others who contested the position at the party’s primary election held at Malam Aminu Kano Triangle, on Thursday

Announcing the results, the electoral officer, Dr Kabir Usman said Senator Sabo Muhammad Nakudu scored 106 votes, Senator Ibrahim Hassan 58 votes, Aminu Kano 16, Faruku Adamu, 13 and Mal Sani Husaini Garungabas scored 5 votes.

The electoral officer said that the former deputy governor and a commissioner in the Federal Revenue and Mobilisation Committee, Alhaji Ahmad Mahmud Gumel, Special Adviser to the president on infrastructure, Mr Ahmed Rufa’i Zakaria and Alhaji Abba Muktari the son of late AVM Muktari Muhammed all scored zero votes.

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Speaking shortly after he was declared winner, the deputy governor and APC gubernatorial candidate Umar Namadi called on the other contestants to support him and ensure the party’s victory in the secondary election.

The APC governorship candidate was the commissioner of finance from 2015 to 2019 where he was picked as deputy governor by governor Alhaji Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar in 2019 to date.

Alhaji Namadi is the founder of Namadi, Umar & Co Chartered Accountants firm based in Kano.

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