Senator Garba Yakubu Lado has won the Katsina State Governorship Primary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, held at the party’s secretariat in the early hours of Friday.
Senator Lado polled 740 votes to defeat his major contender, Salisu Majigiri, who secured 257 votes.
According to Nwozozo, a total of 1108 delegates got accredited for the exercise, with a total of 1094 total votes cast and four votes declared invalid.
The result was announced at exactly 1:45 am on Friday by the Chairman of the Katsina State PDP electoral committee, Dr Chika Nwozozo.
He said: “I Chika Nwozozo, the returning officer of the 2023 gubernatorial primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Katsina State, having counted and recorded the vote scored by each of the aspirants, hereby declare that Alhaji Garba Yakubu Lado, having polled the highest number of votes of 740, is hereby declared the winner of the gubernatorial primaries of the PDP in Katsina State.”
In his acceptance speech after the primary, Lado promised to work with other aspirants, noting that the victory is for all of them who contested in the primaries.
“The victory today is not for me, it is for all of us. All of us have tried, all of us are very committed members of our dear party. Therefore, this victory is for all of us and I want to assure you that we are going to work together. We have been working together and we are going to continue working together,” Lado said.
Speaking after the exercise, Salisu Yusuf Majigiri congratulated Lado, assuring him that they would work with him to ensure that the All Progressives Congress, APC, is sacked from the State government house, come 2023.
The former State party chairman appealed to all well meaning members of the party to join hands together with the 2023 governorship candidate.
“As one of the aspirants that contested in this election. I want to call on every well meaning member of the party to unite together and support our 2023 governorship candidate, Senator Yakubu Lado,” Majigiri said.