by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
The former Secretary to the State Government (SSG) of Sokoto, Malam Saidu Umar Umandoma, has emerged as flag-bearer of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for governorship seat in the forthcoming elections in the state.
He polled 695 votes out of the total of 755 delegates at the primary election, which was supervised by Dr Tom Zakari from the party’s National Headquarters, held at the International Conference Centre, Kasarawa, in the state.
Similarly, former Commissioner for Environment, Alhaji Sagir Dalhatu Bafarawa, who was also a contender for the coveted seat, will be the running mate of Ubandoma.
Furthermore, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal’s Deputy Governor, Mannir Muhammad Dan Iya, also a contender, will contest for Sokoto East Senatorial seat.
Accordingly, other governorship aspirants, who ceded their interests for Umar, include former Deputy Governor and Minister of Water Resources, Mukhtar Shagari, and the current PDP chairman, Bello Aliyu Goronyo.
Governor Tambuwal commended the members and leaders of the PDP for their patriotism and loyalty in the processes, and assured that he would work assiduously, in order to ensure that the party wins all the seats in the forthcoming general elections, in 2023.
In his remarks, the state PDP chairman, Bello Aliyu Goronyo, expressed appreciation to the State Governor for giving all necessary support and cooperation to the party.