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PDP Primary: Ex-Nasarawa Lawmaker Wins Reps Ticket

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PDP Primary: Ex-Nasarawa Lawmaker Wins Reps Ticket

Alhaji Abdulkarim Usman, a former member representing Wamba Constituency at the Nasarawa State House of Assembly (NSHA), has emerged winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket for the Akwanga/Nassarawa Eggon/Wamba Federal Constituency.

Mr Joseph Agbo, the PDP Returning Officer for the election, announced the result on Thursday in Akwanga.

Agbo commended the aspirants and delegates for their maturity and peaceful conduct of the primary.

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According to him, Usman got 339 votes to defeat two other contestants – Kefas Elisha and Nathaniel Isah, who polled 15 and 2 votes respectively

He said that the total number of accredited voters were 358, saying that one vote was invalid while one person did not vote after accreditation.

Agbo, therefore, declared Usman the winner of the election.

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“Abdulkarim Usman having polled the highest votes of 339 is hereby declared the winner of the primary election, ‘’ the returning officer said.

Speaking with newsmen, Usman said that he would ensure effective and quality representation at the National Assembly, if elected in 2019.

He thanked the delegates for voting him and gave an assurance that he would not disappoint them in the green chamber, if elected.

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“My constituents and the people of the state can testify of what I had done when I was in the state house of assembly and I will do more if given the mandate to go to the green chamber come 2019, ’’ he said.

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Appeal Court Cancels Zamfara APC Primaries For Gov, Assembly Elections

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Appeal Court Nullifies Zamfara APC Primaries For Gov, Assembly Elections

The Court of Appeal sitting in Sokoto State, led by Justice Tom Yakubu, has set aside the judgement of a Zamfara High Court on the All Progressives Congress primary election that produced the party’s candidates for the governorship, National and State Assembly elections.

The appellant, Aminu Jaji, a governorship aspirant and serving lawmaker representing Kauran Namoda/ Birnin Magaji Federal Constituency approached the appeal court to set aside the judgement of a High Court in Zamfara that recognized the primary elections held by APC in the state and declared that INEC accept the party’s candidates for the elections.

APC won the March 9 governorship election in the state.

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JUST IN: Tribunal Declares Ademola Adeleke Winner Of Osun Governorship Election

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JUST IN: Tribunal Declares Ademola Adeleke Winner Of Osun Governorship Election

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Acting CJN Swears In 13 New Election Petition Tribunal Members

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Acting CJN Swears In 13 New Election Petition Tribunal Members

Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Mohammed, has sworn in the remaining 13 members of the 2019 Election Petitions Tribunal.

Mohammed admonished the new members to be of good character and endeavour to live above board.

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He also reminded them of the sacred nature of the oath they had taken, stressing it had become a bond between them and their creator.

The Acting Chief Justice says there would be no room for excuses or any performance below approved standards.

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The judicial boss informed the new Tribunal members that they were thoroughly examined and later fished out from the numerous judges in the country who were equally eminently qualified for this task.

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