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  • Updated: May 27, 2022

Governor Zulum Clinches Re-Election Ticket, Wins Party Primary

Governor Zulum Clinches Re-Election Ticket, Wins Party Prima

Borno state governor, Babagana Umara Zulum| Photo Source: PremiumTimes

The governor of Borno State, Babagana Umara Zulum, has won the primary election in the state under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

The election was held at the El-Kanemi Sports Centre in Maiduguri.

Declaring Zulum as the winner, the chairman of the governorship and house of assembly primaries in Borno State, Uba Maigari Ahmadu said he won with 1,411 votes by delegates.

He further explained that the number of registered voters was 1,560 while the number of accredited voters was 1,411.

He added that Zulum won with 1,411 votes from the number of accredited voters while no invalid votes were recorded.

Zulum who appreciated the delegates for giving him the chance to do more for the state revealed why he chose to be governor rather than th e vice president.

He said while the position is attractive, the people of Borno come first before his personal ambition.

“I have thought deeply about these offers because becoming Vice President is considered attractive. 

"I have thought about all the powers and privileges of being VP. 

"I can see the honour of presiding over meetings attended by governors and ministers, and the privilege of having a presidential jet at one’s disposal. 

"I can see the honour of presidential receptions within and outside Nigeria.

“However, I have asked myself, should I get the opportunity to become VP and raise my political profile, what happens to all our ongoing work for the people of Borno State?”

During the primary election on Thursday, the former governors of the state, Kashim Shettima, Ali Modu Sheriff, Maina Ma'aji Lawan amongst other party stakeholders were present.

 

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