Bauchi ex-governor, Yuguda, goes after Bauchi South Senatorial seat

.Contests on GPN platform
By Rita Michael

Immediate past Governor of Bauchi State, Isa Yuguda, has emerged the candidate of the Green Party of Nigeria (GPN) for the Bauchi South Senatorial bye-election.

The bye-election is scheduled to hold on August 11, 2018.
Yuguda, who was the only contestant at the primaries, emerged as the GPN candidate following a voice affirmation by all the delegates during the party primary held at the party state Secretariat in Tirwun area of Bauchi.
Accepting his nomination, the former governor assured that he would provide effective representation of the area if eventually elected as the Senator, while calling on members of the party to work for its success at the polls.
He warned them to avoid campaign of violence but rather engage on issues and good governance which he said the area requires.
He later proceeded to Dass to open the office of the GPN and kick-start his campaign for the bye-election.
In the same vein, the member representing Toro federal constituency at the House of Representatives, Alhaji Lawal Yahaya Gumau, has emerged as the candidate of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) for the Bauchi South Senatorial District bye-election.
Gumau who was voted party's Primary Election, polled a total of 847 votes to defeat his closest contestants, Dr. Danjuma Adamu Dabo, who polled a total of 776 votes, Dr. Safiya Ilyasu Muhammad polled 519 votes, Alhaji Ahmad Shuaibu polled 8 votes, Muhammad Hassan Tilde polled 3 votes while Kabir Tahir polled one votes.
Announcing the results of the primaries, the Chairman of the Election Committee, Mr. Phillip Shaibu, commended the delegates and the entire APC members for exhibiting high sense of maturity, especially towards ensuring the peaceful conduct of the election.
Shaibu, who is the Deputy Governor of Edo State, called for mutual understanding and cooperation among the party members for the success of the candidate during the conduct of the bye-election.
After his election, Gumau assured that if voted as the Senator, he would improve the living condition of the people of the constituency through viable constituency projects.
He commended the delegates and the entire APC members for giving him the opportunity, assuring to justify the confidence reposed in him if elected.

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