Supporters of All Progressives Congress, APC, who trooped out to vote for candidates of their choice on Saturday are still confused over who they voted for out of the two candidates of APC vying for the same post.
However, incumbent Senator David Umaru (Niger East Senatorial District) has maintained that he remained the authentic and only recognised candidate of the party.
Speaking with journalists after casting his vote, Umaru said despite the ruling of the Federal High Court Abuja, which recently declared his challenger, Sani Musa, as the authentic candidate of APC, he remained the only flag bearer of the party.
According to him, “it is expedient to let you know that I cast my vote on Saturday for myself as Niger East Senatorial candidate of my great party, APC and I, David Umaru, is the candidate. All the noise you hear about it is just rumour that does not exist.
“In reality my name was forwarded by the party to INEC and everything that happened after is putting something on nothing. The decision of the court has been appealed. The Federal High Court is court of first instance and until we go through to the final court of jurisdiction, statu quo remains.”