Former Governor of Sokoto State, Senator Aliyu Wamakko has emerged as the All Progressives Congress, APC, Sokoto North senatorial zone flag bearer.
The Electoral Committee, led by its Secretary, Barrister Wale Ojo and member, Dr Tona Famadewa, said Wamakko, the sole aspirant, picked the party’s ticket unopposed following affirmation by four hundred and twenty delegates from eight LGAs in the zone.
The lawmaker emerged for the third term in the Senate on the party’s platform.
The motion to endorse Wamakko’s emergence via affirmation was moved by one delegate, Babangida Dantsoho and seconded by Aliyu Sabo from the Kware local government area.
Speaking shortly after his emergence, Senator Wamakko expressed appreciation and commended the delegates for their sense of political resilience, party loyalty, and steadfast support for his success and other party aspirants.
The senator further urged them to keep the party’s spirit high by sustaining the tempo.
He assured continued meaningful representation in the Senate chamber that would pave a way for the socio-political and economic development of Sokoto state.
Wamako called for unity among members of the party with a view to achieving victory during the 2023 general election.
The state Chairman of the APC, Isa Achida commended the electoral committee for conducting free and fair exercise across the board that saw the emergence of candidates in the state.
He said it’s now time for party members to come together as a united, strong and purposeful party towards attaining victory in the 2023 polls.
Meanwhile, reports have confirmed Nasiru Shehu Bodinga as the winner of the party’s House of Representative’s primary for the Bodinga/Tureta/Dange Shuni Federal Constituency.
Shehu Bodinga has emerged winner amid a chaotic situation that led to the discharge of canisters following a protest by some delegates from the Tureta local government, who alleged a change in the list of delegates.
Shehu defeated four other aspirants, including a female, Hajiya Sa’adat Yusuf Mohammed, in the contest.
Reporting by Nasir Malali; editing by Abdullahi Lamino