A former member of the House of Representatives, David Ombugadu, secured the gubernatorial candidacy of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in Nasarawa state.
Chairman of the party’s state election committee, Bature Musa, announced Mr. Ombugadu as the winner of the gubernatorial primary election held on Wednesday in Nasarawa, Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state.
Musa said Ombugadu got 247 votes to defeat Nuhu Angbazo, a retired major general, who got 203 votes.
“Having obtained a total of 247, I therefore declare the Hon. David Ombugadu, the winner of the Nasarawa state gubernatorial primary election,” he said.
He said that a total of 450 delegates were accredited and all voted in the election.
In an interview with journalists, Mr. Ombugadu attributed his victory to God and vowed to work hard to ensure that the PDP takes over the government of the state in 2023.
Also reacting to the result of the primaries, Mr. Angbazo accepted the result and described the conduct as free and fair.
“I want to make it very clear that the organization of the entire process was very transparent. It was done in a way that there is no need for me to think otherwise,” he said.
He promised to work closely with Mr. Ombugadu to ensure the victory of the PDP in the general elections.
The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reports that Labaran Maku, a former Information Minister and hopeful, had earlier withdrawn from the contest before voting began.
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