Umar Faruk, Gusau

Former Chairman, Committee on National Security, House of Representatives, Alhaji Bello Mohammed Matawale has emerged winner of the Peoples Democratic People (PDP) governorship Primaries held on Sunday in Zamfara State.

Matawale, who is the sole aspirant got 1,426 votes representing 98.5% of the accredited delegates who participated in the exercise which ended early hours of Monday.

Announcing the result, the PDP Returning Officer for the state, Alhaji Aminu Shintali said Matawale, having scored 1,426 of the affirmation 1,500 was consequently the winner of the exercise and thus the party flag bearer for Zamfara.

In his acceptance speech, the former National Assembly member promised to turn around the fortune of the state if elected in 2019.

He said his administration would prioritize youth empowerment through job creation, saying, “My government will ensure provision of qualitative and free health care services and education”.

He urged party members to remain united to win the next year election in the state

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