- Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan, deputy governor of Jigawa state, has clinched the APC’s ticket for the state’s northeast senatorial district
- He scored 1,863 votes to defeat his close opponent, Alhaji Ahmad Garba, who polled 142 votes
- Hassan subsequently urged his opponents to accept the results in the interest of the party
The Jigawa deputy governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan, has been elected as the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Jigawa Northeast senatorial district in the 2019 general elections.
The chairman of the electoral committee, Alhaji Bello Ibrahim, announced the results in Hadejia on Thursday, October 3, NAN reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that he said that Hassan scored 1,863 votes to defeat his close opponent, Alhaji Ahmad Garba, who polled 142 votes, while Hussaini Mohammed scored 44 votes.
Ibrahim said that 2,062 votes were recorded in the election, saying that 13 of the votes were invalid.
Speaking after the election, Hassan urged his opponents to accept the results in the interest of the party. He commended the delegates for their peaceful conduct and perseverance throughout the exercise.
Recall that NAIJ.com previously reported that the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday, October 2, released a list of cleared aspirants seeking to contest Senate seats on its platform across the country.
The list was released in a statement by the spokesperson of the party, Yekini Nabena.
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