Ex-PDP chairman’s son wins house of reps ticket
Mohammed Abba-Bello, son of former PDP national chairman, Bello Mohammed-Haliru, has been declared the party’s flag bearer for Birnin Kebbi/Kalgo/Bunza federal constituency.
Mr Abba-Bello defeated the incumbent member representing the area in the House of Representatives, Mohammed Bello-Yakubu, who defected from the All Progressives Congress.
Declaring the result at Royal Events Centre Birnin-Kebbi on Tuesday, the returning officer, Bello Shehu-Kwasara, said Mr Abba-Bello scored 64 votes to defeat Bello-Yakubu, who got 41 votes.
He said 108 delegates were accredited by the electoral officers led by Bello Makama.
“Having scored the highest number of votes and as required by the provision of the party’s constitution, I hereby declare Barrister Muhammed Abba-Bello as the winner of this election and the flag bearer of our great party, PDP for Birnin Kebbi/Kalgo/Bunza federal constituency,” stated the electoral officer.
Mr Bello-Yakubu lost after defecting from APC in March. He pitched his tent with PDP after falling out with APC stakeholders in the state, a party he represented in the house of assembly before moving to the House of Representatives.
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