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29 Sep 2018

APC presidential primary: Buhari sweeps 98% in Zamfara and other state

Gov. Abdul’aziz Yari of Zamfara has announced that President Muhammadu Buhari polled 98 per cent votes in the state at the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential primary election, held throughout the country on Friday.

The Governor, who served as the party’s State Returning Officer for the Presidential Primary, made the announcement while declaring result of the primaries conducted in all the 147 Wards of the 14 Local Government areas of the state on Saturday.

He said that President Buhari, who is the only Presidential Aspirant for the position of President in the forthcoming 2019 General Elections, scored 247,847 representing 98% of the total number of the registered APC members in the State.

He said despite the fact that President Buhari was the sole aspirant for the position of President, the APC resolved to hold its primaries with a view to weighing the President’s acceptability amongst APC faithful.

The governor, who was impressed with the way and manner the APC members conducted themselves, urged them to reflect same in the future primaries in the interest of the party and the nation.

He assured that the party’s remaining primaries would equally be conducted freely and fairly which would lead to its success at all levels in the upcoming 2019 General Elections.

The governor commended the INEC officials, security agencies and the media for ensuring a successful exercise.

APC presidential primary: Buhari wins in Katsina

President Muhammadu Buhari was on Friday night declared the winner of the All Progressives Congress presidential direct primary election that held in Katsina state.

The election took place in the 361 wards of the state.

Governor Aminu Masari, who was the returning officer announced the result close to midnight at the state headquarters of the party, located along Kano road, Katsina.

According to him, President Buhari polled 802,819 out of 813,877 accredited votes.

Masari, while declaring the results said, “Total registered voters were 926,285. Those that were accredited to vote were 813,877. Those who cast their votes were 802,819. The winner of the exercise in Katsina is Muhammadu Buhari.

“Therefore, I, Aminu Bello Masari, the Returning Officer hereby certify that the information contained in this form are the accurate votes cast in this state, and that the election was conducted through direct primary”.

Meanwhile, the APC governorship primary election is slated for Sunday.

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