The Deputy Governor of Jigawa State, Umar Namadi, on Friday, emerged as the governorship candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state after polling 1,220 votes to defeat eight other aspirants.
The head of the election committee, Kabir Ibrahim, congratulated the winner, and party delegates on a successful primary.
Namadi’s main challenger, Sabo Nakudu, the serving Senator for Jigawa South-West, had 106 votes while the Senator for Jigawa North-East, Ibrahim Hassan, polled 58 votes.
Farouk Aliyu scored 13 votes and Aminu Kani, a businessman, got 16 votes.
A former Jigawa Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Sani Garin-Gabas, scored 5 votes.