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Electioneering: Gov. Bello urges peaceful conduct, directs security agencies to tackle thuggery, others


Electioneering: Gov. Bello urges peaceful conduct, directs security agencies to tackle thuggery, others

Story by Aisha AUYO

Governor Sani Bello of Niger state has  urged politicians to conduct their campaigns in an orderly manner, as he directed security agencies to deal decisively with any form of thuggery as well as those carrying and displaying dangerous weapons.

The Governor has already emerged winner of Niger North (Zone C) Senatorial District primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) with a landslide margin. Out of the 435 registered delegates, of which 343 were acredited, Governor Sani Bello scored 335 votes to defeat his rival Senator Aliyu Abdullahi Sabi who garnered 7 votes and 1 invalid vote.

Declaring the results in Kontagora, the Niger North retuning Officer, Adamu Abdulkareem announced the incumbent Governor of Niger State as the winner haven secured the highest votes.

Speaking to journalists after he was declared winner, Governor Sani  Bello expressed joy for the victory at the APC primary election.He commended the smooth process that produced him as the flag bearer of the APC noting that it was an indication that the 2023 general elections will be successful.

The Governor who called for a peaceful electioneering process ahead of the 2023 general elections, bemoaned the too much use of money in the political system, saying that it will not guarantee good governance.

He enjoined  all those that have lost to be patient as they may have better opportunities ahead. He appreciated all those that made efforts to ensure that he wins the Senate ticket of the APC in Zone C.

“This is a very happy day and a happy moment haven seen that a lot of people have made a lot of sacrifices. They mobilised and worked on this project. I commend them for their support, love and the maturity they showed throughout the  process. I expect that we conduct campaigns in a very orderly manner”.

” I call on anyone that has lost the primary election to be patient. Sometimes when you loose an election you will be angry but maybe God is protecting you from something or God has something better for you.  It is not the end of life”, he stated.

Niger North Senatorial District comprises of Kontagora, Mariga, Mashegu, Rijau, Magama, Borgu, Agwara, and Wushishi local government areas.

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