The Zamfara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has concluded its senatorial zone primaries with former Governor Abdulaziz Yari Abubakar winning the ticket in Zamfara West Senatorial Zone.
Newspot can authoritatively state that the former Governor was unopposed, scoring 306 votes out of the 310 votes by the delegates in the zone.
Announcing the result, the chairman of the electoral committee from the party’s national secretariat, Hon. Shehu Ibrahim Kagara, said that four of the votes were invalid while 306 were valid.
“Even though the arrangement was based on consensus, four of the votes were not counted according to the provisions of the party’s constitution,” he added.
Hon. Kagara commended the committee for arranging for consensus which he said made it very easy for the committee to carry out its assignment of organizing the peaceful congress.
The six Local Government Areas that make up the zone are Anka, Bakura, Bukuyum, Gummi and Maradun and the delegates conducted themselves in an orderly manner.
Delivering his acceptance speech, former Governor Yari commended the party’s national leadership for perfect arrangements that saw a smooth Congress.
He also commended the delegates and the aspirants who agreed on consensus, saying that the Congress was devoid of rancour.
In his own speech, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle also commended the delegates and the party’s leadership, saying that the congresses in the state indicate that there was no more faction in the state chapter of the party
Recall that the serving senator representing Zamfara West Senatorial zone, Senator Lawali Hassan Anka said he would not go into a political contest with his political godfather who is former Governor Abdulaziz Yari.
In another development, the serving senator representing Zamfara North Senatorial Zone, Senator Sahabi Ya’u Kaura also got the ticket without much ado while Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa also clinched the Zamfara Central senatorial ticket of the party.
Ex-Gov Yari, Kaura, Marafa clinch APC senatorial tickets in Zamfara