Aisha Alhasan, female senator wins Taraba APC gov ticket

By The Citizen
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Senator Aisha Alhasan, representing Taraba North at the National Assembly has been elected as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Taraba State, at the party's primary held on Thursday and rounded off on Friday morning.

The APC primary held at Jolly Nyame Stadium, Jalingo, the Taraba State capital, amid heavy security presence.

Dr. Muhammed Julde, alongside M. T. Tumba and Yusufu Akirikwen boycotted the primary shortly before the commencement of the exercise.

Chairman of APC primary committee in the state, Kola Shittu, who announced the results of the election in the presence of party members and other officials, stated that delegates cast 2,471 votes at the primary.

He added that Julde scored 14 votes, Akirikwen also scored 14 votes and Tumba got 18 votes.

Alhassan scored a total number of 2,425.
'With this results and the power conferred on me as the returning officer of this primary held on December 4 2014, Sen. Aisha Alhassan, having satisfied all the necessary requirements and scored the highest votes, is hereby declared the winner of this primary,” he said.