Tambuwal’s deputy emerges APC’s governorship candidate
The Deputy Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Ahmad Aliyu, has emerged flag-bearer of All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2019 governorship election.https://t.co/4aFCg9sDHE pic.twitter.com/UcQk6bovqV
— 9jalegal (@9ja_legal) October 1, 2018
Announcing the result earlier today in Sokoto, the chairman, APC Gubernatorial Primary Election in the state, Sulaiman Abubakar, said the election was contested by four aspirants.
Deputy Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Ahmad Aliyu, now APC 2019 Guber flag-bearer.
This guy is wiser than Tambuwal politically.
— BUHARI VOLUNTEER 2019 (@McPaulEmumena) October 1, 2018
Mr Abubakar said a total of 3,606 votes were cast out of the 4,600 votes during the primary election. He said Mr Aliyu scored 2,282 votes to beat his closest rival, Faruk Yabo, who scored 837 votes during the election. Mr Abubakar said Abubakar Gumbi, got 70 votes, while Abubakar Gada had 20 votes.
As an @OfficialPDPNig man, I’m so happy with the emergence of Ahmad Aliyu as APC gubernatorial candidate in Sokoto state, If the clerics stand to do what is right (it might be all allegations though), we won’t have much campaign to do. God has made our work a lot easier 😂😂😂
— kabir ilah (@kabirilah) October 1, 2018
The chairman added that 397 votes were invalid.
In his acceptance speech, Mr Aliyu thanked the delegates for electing him as the candidate for the 2019 election. He assured delegates that he would work to ensure unity among party members for the progress of APC.
APC gubernatorial candidate H.E.Ahmad Aliyu Sokoto making acceptance speech shorty after being declared winner of the just concluded APC gubernatorial primaries with total votes of 2282 scored at Kalifa International School along Sokoto State polytechnic. Held on Sunday 30/9/2018 pic.twitter.com/ZSDUTHnbYi
— Itz_umarfharuk (@umar_bodinga) October 1, 2018
Mr Aliyu also urged those who lost in the contest to support his candidacy in order to ensure APC victory in the 2019 general elections.
The Sokoto APC's failure begins now as Faruku Malami Yabo fails primary election.
Ahmad Aliyu is not matured enough, is not tolerable enough, he has no followers enouh and must unfortunate is that he has no qualities of being leader.
— Dan Sakkwato (@DSakkwato) October 1, 2018
Earlier, the state APC chairman, Isa Achida, called on all party members to always protect party interest above any candidate’s to ensure victory for the party.