The Zamfara State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has concluded its fresh primary with Dauda Lawal Dare emerging the party’s governorship candidate, scoring 422 votes to beat two other contestants.
Dare defeated Ibrahim Shehu Bakawuye and Hafiz Nahuce who scored one vote each, saying that none of the contestants was seen at the venue even though they were all said to be in Gusau, the State capital.
Announcing the result, the Chairman of the electoral committee from the party’s national secretariat, Phillips Hyati said four of the votes were invalid.
Addressing newsmen after the exercise which was organised after a court invalidated the previous primary, the electoral chairman, Hyati said the Congress was free, fair, credible and acceptable, stressing that none of the contestants challenged the election.
“We did all we could to ensure a perfect congress which by all standards would be regarded as free, fair, credible and acceptable Congress as no member raised any eyebrows” he added.
Hyati, however, commended the delegates for showing maturity and orderliness throughout the Congress, assuring that members would wholeheartedly accept the congress.
When interviewed, the delegates in Dare’s camp expressed satisfaction over the way and manner the Congress was conducted, saying it was perfect.