Senate leader Lawan secures APC ticket in Yobe, seeks support for Buhari’s second term bid

– Senate Leader Ahmad Lawan has picked the APC ticket to contest the Yobe north senatorial election

– Lawan urged the people to ensure that the zone and state, are delivered to President Buhari in 2019 general elections

– He, however, appreciated the people for investing their trust in him to represent the zone in the Senate

Senate Leader Ahmad Lawan on Wednesday, October 3, clinched the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket to contest the Yobe north senatorial election.

Alhaji Umar Kareto, the returning officer of the election, said a total of 1,865 delegates were accredited out of which the senate leader polled 1,702 votes and 12 invalid.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Lawan, who emerged unopposed, appreciated the people for investing their trust in him to represent the zone in the senate.

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He said: “The people of this zone have kept faith in me, they have shown trust, tolerance, resilience and support. I appreciate and assure you that I will continue to protect and promote your interests so that you are not shortchanged.”

The lawmaker urged the people to ensure that the zone and state, are delivered to President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 elections.

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He said the zone had benefitted more during the tenure of the APC led federal government than the last 16 years of the PDP administration.

Lawan also commended Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe for a purposeful leadership and provision of dividends of democracy that improved the lives of the people.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Senator Danjuma Laah picked the PDP ticket to seek re-election to represent his Kaduna south senatorial constituency.

Laah, the only PDP senator in the north west geo-political zone, polled 592 votes to defeat his only challenger, Rep. Adams Jagaba, who got 353 votes in the election that had nine invalid votes.

Announcing the result of the election in Kafanchan, the returning officer, Alhaji Balarabe Sani Garba, said that a total of 972 delegates were accredited for the election that started in the midnight.

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Source: Naija.ng

Updated: October 3, 2018 — 11:25 am

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