Sabongari (Kaduna State)- Sen. Ahmed Makarfi the senator representing Kaduna-North Senatorial District, has been returned as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flag-bearer in the 2015 senatorial election.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Makarfi was adopted as sole candidate after his rival, Umar Faruk withdrew from the contest following consensus arrangement made a day prior to the party’s primary in Kaduna state.
Declaring the result, Alhaji Ahmed Tahir, Chairman, PDP electoral committee said: “Makarfi is the only contestant, however, based on PDP requirement, an election must hold to fulfill such requirement.
“Haven counted all the votes cast; Makarfi got 333 votes indicating that he polled all the votes cast which gives him the opportunity to become the flag-bearer of PDP.
“Therefore by the authority conferred on me as the chairman of this election, I hereby declare Sen. Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi as the PDP flag-bearer,” Tahir said.
Speaking with newsmen shortly after casting his vote, Gov. Muktar Yero of Kaduna State advised delegates and party loyalists to remain calm and obey constituted authorities.
He also called on people of the state to be orderly and do everything possible to ensure the success of the party in the 2015 general elections. (NAN)