By; MOHAMMED MUNIRAT NASIR, Gusau
Former Chairman, Committee on National Security, House of Representativeness, Alhaji Bello Mohammed Matawale has emerged the winner of the Peoples Democratic People (PDP) governorship Primary in Zamfara state held on Sunday.
Matawale who is the sole aspirant got 1426 votes representing 98.5% of the accredited delegates who participated in the governorship primary which ended in the early hours of Monday.
Announcing the result, the Primary election the PDP Returning Officer for Zamfara state, Alhaji Aminu Shintali said Matawale having scored 1426 affirmation votes out of the 1500 registered delegates is thereby declared winner and the party flag bearer for Zamfara state.
In his acceptance speech, the former National Assembly member promised to turn around the fortune of the state if elected governor in 2019.
He added that his administration will prioritize youth empowerment through the creation and provision of employment to the teeming youths of the state.
“My administration will ensure the provision of qualitative and free health care services and education”, he said.
He urged party members to remain united so as to party to win the next year election in the state.