- Emmanuel David Ombugadu has emerged the governorship candidate of the PDP in Nasarawa state
- The member of the House of Representatives got 745 votes to defeat his closest rival Solomon Ewuga who got 551 votes
- Out of the 1, 502 delegates, only 1, 490 were accredited to vote
A serving member of the House of Representatives, Emmanuel David Ombugadu has emerged the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Nasarawa state.
Emmanuel Anyanwu, chairman of the state PDP primary committee announced the result at on Monday, October 1, at Keffi local government secretariat, venue of the primary.
According to him, Ombugadu got 745 votes to defeat his closest rival Solomon Ewuga who got 551 votes.
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He therefore declared Ombugadu as the winner of the election and the candidate of PDP in the state.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that out of the 1, 502 delegates, only 1, 490 were accredited to vote.
Ombugadu thanked the delegates and leaders of the party for the confidence reposed on him and promised not to let them down.
He also appealed to all members of the party to join hands with him to ensure victory for the party in the 2019 election.
Ombugadu, 40, is the current chairman house committee on AIDS, tuberculosis, leprosy and malaria control.
He is a graduate of economics at the University of Jos (NAN)
Similarly, the immediate past minister of Federal Capital Territory Abuja, Senator Bala Mohammed, has emerged as the 2019 governorship candidate of the PDP in Bauchi state.
Mohammed defeated tow other contestants; Senator Abdul Ningi and Senator Adamu Gumba, at the keenly contested primary election.
The chairman, PDP electoral panel for the state, Chief Dan Orbih, announced that Mohammed scored 1,335 votes to emerge winner, while Ningi got 802 votes and Gumba polled 15 votes.
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