The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election was won by Dr Dauda Lawal Dare with 422 votes defeating two other candidates that scored one vote each. One other contestant, Wadatau Madawaki withdrew from the contest
The fresh governorship primary election was conducted in line with Federal High Court directives.
Recall that a case was filed by Ibrahim Shehu and two others challenging the credibility of Lawal Dare’s election as the party’s flagbearer..
Declaring the result, the Secretary of the electoral committee sent by the national headquarters to conduct the election Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq said, “Having scored the highest votes of 422, I hereby declare Dr Dauda Lawan Dare as the PDP gubernatorial candidate for 2023 general elections.
“The other contestants, Ibrahim Shehu and Hafiz Mohammed got one vote each, while there were also four invalid votes,” he said.
He thanked the party members, security agents and journalists who assisted in the success of the election