Bayero Nafada

Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Bayero Nafada, has emerged winner of the PDP governorship primary in Gombe State.

Nafada scored 1,104 votes to defeat 12 other aspirants in the primary election held in Gombe.

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Chairman of the PDP governorship primary in Gombe, Joe Akaka, who announced the results on Tuesday, said that Jamilu Gwabna came second with 147 votes with Ahmed Walama and Mohammed Hasan scoring 16 votes each to clinch third place.

He said that 1,367 delegates were accredited with 1320 casting their votes in the election in which seven votes were invalidated.

Reacting to his victory, Nafada promised to work with the aspirants to achieve success in the election and governance of Gombe.

He commended Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo’s efforts toward a better state and promised to consolidate on the gains.