Almakura wins Nasarawa APC gubernatorial primaries

tanko Al-Makura
Governor Tanko Umaru Al-Makura

Governor Umaru Tanko Al- Makura of Nasarawa State on Thursday in Lafia, the state capital, emerged the APC’s governorship candidate for the 2015 general elections in the state.

The governor scored 1,630 votes from the 2,543 delegates who participated to defeat two other candidates, Reuben Audu, and James Angbazo.

Mr. Audu scored 17 votes while Mr. Angbazo got 73 votes, five invalid votes were recorded.

Stanley Buba, the fourth candidate, however did not show up to participate in the exercise.

The exercise which started late was carried out at the Lafia city hall after delegates where accredited at the Abacha youth Centre and the Lafia stadium.

The primaries, which was held under heavy security presence, was also duly supervised by Ike Chinwo, the chairman of the panel and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, headed by Ahmed Makama.

Mr. Al-Makura described the exercise as peaceful and thank the delegates for given him another opportunity to seek election.

“The transparent manner of what happened today is a vindication of APC resolve to create a new electoral process accepted by Nigerians that would stand the test of time,” he said.

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