From Mika’il Tsoho, Dutse
The son of former Jigawa State governor Alhaji Mustapha Sule Lamido, Senate President Saraki’s presidential campaign coordinator in Jigawa State, Senator Ubali Shitu and former Jigawa State Commissioner of finance, Alhaji Nasiru Roni have emerged winners of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senatorial primary in Jigawa state.
The primary election, held on Tuesday, was concluded in the same day and the result announced at their various district zones.
The returning officer for the Jigawa North central senatorial district Alhaji Nasiru Barau announced the son of former Jigawa state governor Alhaji Mustapha Sule Lamido as duly elected Senate candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party PDP for the 2019 general election.
Barau siad that the total votes accredited were 500, and 12 recorded invalid, while Alhaji Mustapha Sule Lamido scored 488 votes.
In Jigawa North-East, the serving Senator Alhaji Ubali Shitu, who is among the senators who recently defected to the Peoples Democratic Party emerged winner as Senatorial candidate for the 2019 general election.
Senator Ubali emerged winner after two other aspirants, Barrister Yakubu Ruba and former Jigawa State House of Assembly Speaker, Adamu Ahmad Sarawa withdrew from the race before the commencement of the exercise.
The returning officer, Jigawa North East senatorial zone, Umar Hamza said Senator Ubali Shitu emerged as the winner of the PDP senatorial election with the total votes of 821 out of 829 accredited delegates as eight votes were counted invalid.
Meanwhile, the returning officer for Jigawa North West Abdulaziz Usman also declared that the former commissioner of finance Nasiru Umar Roni won the PDP ticket with a total vote of 1,121; while Jamilu Muhammad got a single vote.
Speaking after the election, the winners appreciate the efforts of the delegates and leaders of the party for giving them a chance to run for the seats.