Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello has described the conduct of the Governorship primaries of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as transparent and violence-free, leading to the emergence of Mohammed Umar Bago, member representing Chanchaga Constituency at the National Assembly as its gubernatorial candidate for the 2023 elections in the state.
Bello in a congratulatory message assured Bago of his maximum support to ensure his victory at the general election so that the party will retain power in not just the state but in the country.
The Governor urged him to be magnanimous in victory by carrying along all those who contested with him for the overall good of the party in particular and state in general.
He commended the electoral officials who mid-wifed the primary election as well as the security agents who were on ground to ensure a peaceful exercise.
The APC gubernatorial candidate, a third-time lawmaker at the lower Legislative Chamber won the ticket of the party with 540 votes out of the total 1,049 votes cast by delegates.
Similarly, Bello congratulated all the winners of the State House of Assembly primary elections held yesterday across the 25 local government councils in the state.
He then enjoined those that couldn’t win the tickets to put party interest over and above personal interest by joining hands with the winners for the success and victory of the party at the 2023 general elections.
APC primaries in Niger was peaceful, violence-free – Gov Bello