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Former Speaker, Masari Defeats Yar’Adua In Katsina To Emerge APC Guber Candidate

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Aminu Masari, former speaker of the House of Representatives, was on Saturday declared the gubernatorial candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2015 elections in Katsina.

Adesina Aderibigbe, chairman, Katsina Primary Elections Committee, who announced the result in Katsina, said that Masari scored 2,470 votes to defeat his rivals.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 5,266 delegates from the 34 local government areas were screened for the gubernatorial primary election in the state.

Aderibigbe said Kanti Bello polled 1,327 votes; Sada Ilu scored 468 votes; and retired Col. Abdulaziz Yar’Adua, late President Umar Yar’Adua’s younger brother, had 243 votes.

He said that the election was free, fair and credible, adding that it was conducted in accordance with the party’s rule and regulation.

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