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Former aide, Umar Nasko wins PDP ticket in Niger

By Wole Mosadomi

Minna- The immediate Chief of Staff to Governor of Niger state, Alhaji Umar Mohammed Nasko has won the gubernatorial ticket under the platform of Peoples Democratic Party( PFP).

He defeated the incumbent deputy governor of the state, Alhaji Ahmed Musa Ibeto with 908 votes as against 34 garnered by the deputy governor and 7 others.1023 delegates voted in the Election.

Others who contested the election included Executive Secretary Expirt Promotion Council, former Governor of Kano state, Col Aminu Is a Kontagora, Alhaji Sahabi Darangi While AIG Senator Nuhu Aliyu had earlier withdrawn from the race at the last minute.

The other Aspirants who lost out at the primaries have rejected the result describing it as unacceptable.

Engineer Mustapha Bello who spoke with all the defeated Aspirants described the election as charade and a sham.


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