Masari defeats Yar’adua, emerges APC guber candidate in Katsina

Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari

A former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Masari, was on Saturday declared the gubernatorial candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, for the 2015 elections.

The Chairman, Katsina Primaries Elections Committee, Adesina Aderibigbe, who announced the result in Katsina, said Mr. Masari scored 2,470 votes to defeat his rivals.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 5,266 delegates from the 34 local government areas were screened for the gubernatorial primary election in the state.

Mr. Aderibigbe said Kanti Bello, a former senator, polled 1,327 votes; Sada Ilu scored 468 votes; and Abdulaziz Yar’adua, a retired colonel, and late President Umar Yar’adua younger brother, had 243 votes.

He said that the election was free, fair and credible, adding that it was conducted in accordance with the party’s rule and regulation.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the election was conducted under tight security. (NAN)

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