Gov. Al-Makura Grabs Nasarawa South APC Senatorial Ticket
Nigerians are beginning to get used to the idea that the Nigerian Senate is now a retirement plan for governors.
From Oyo to Ogun, Imo and many more, sitting governors are hatching their plans to remain relevant by going to the Senate after serving two terms as governor.
The latest to get close to this dream is Gov. Tanko Al-Makura who has been elected as the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for the Nasarawa South senatorial zone election in 2019.
Chairman of the electoral committee, Ismaila Ahmed, represented by the Secretary, Abdullahi Candido, announced the result on Wednesday in Lafia.
Ahmed said Al-Makura polled a total of 1,262 votes to defeat his opponent, Sen. Salisu Egyegbola, who scored 312 votes.
He explained that 1,612 delegates were expected to participate in the exercise, 1,608 were accredited, while 1,594 voted.
He said 20 votes were voided for improper thumb printing.
Meanwhile, Al-Makura has expressed delight at the outcome of the election and dedicated the victory to the people of the state.
He commended the maturity exhibited by his opponent for accepting the result of the election in good faith.
He also lauded the electoral committee for the transparency of the process, saying that they had demonstrated the ideals the APC stood for.
The governor promised not to let the people down when eventually elected as Senator representing Nasarawa South at the general election.
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