Borno Central senatorial delegates, elect Barrister Kakashehu as APC senatorial candidate to replace Shettima
By Madu Mohammed , Maiduguri
The Borno Central Senatorial All Progressive Congress (APC), delegates have elected the firmer state Attorney General, Barrister Kakashehu Lawan as the party’s senatorial Candidate in the 2023 general elections to replace Senator Kashim Shettima who was nominated running mate of the APC presidential Candidate, Senator Bola Tinubu.
Declaring the result of the Senatorial Primary which held at the APC secretariat, Maiduguri on Thursday, the Chairman Borno central senatorial primary, Alhaji Uba Amadu said ” by the authority vested in me by the National chairman of the Party, Senator Abdullahi Adamu to conduct this primary election, we have 480 delegates, 480 accredited voters, total votes cast 459 while 21 invalid votes”.
” Having satisfied all the requirements of the kaw, I hereby Barrister Kakashehu Lawan as validly elected candidates to fly the Flagg of our party come 2023 general elections to replace Senator kashim Shettima who as picked as the running Nate of our Presidential candidate, Senator Bola Tinubu”, Ahmadu added.
Speaking earlier before the commencement of the Borno central senatorial primary, Ahmadu said ” the primary became necessary to fill the vacant created by the nomination of former Borno state Governor, Senator kashim Shettima, the party’s Borno central senatorial candidate who was picked as running mate of the APC presidential Candidate, Senator Bola Tinubu”.
” As parts of the constitutional requirements, yesterday we had a fresh delegate election., as those that participate in.the last primaries have already elapsed, hence the new primaries to have new delegates that participate in today’s election, “, the chairman stated.
In his remarks, the Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum said Borno state has been a stronghold of the APC and by the grace of God, the party will not only win the state with landslide victory and the country at large.
” Let use this opportunity to sincerely express deep appreciation to the chairman and members of the Borno central senatorial primary election committee for conducting free and credible today July 14, 2023.”, the Governor added.
While thanking the Vice President Candidate,, Senator kashim Shettima and other party stakeholders, the Governor said the new senatorial candidate is humble, simple loyal and dedicated party members.
In his acceptance speech, the newly elected Senatorial candidate, Barrister Kakashehu Lawan said his emergence of as APC senatorial candidate is a great challenge to him and if elected , as lawyer, he provide qualitative representation .
He urged the general public to come out enmass and obtain the Voters Card so that Borno will compete in terms of votes with Kano and Kafuna States.
The delegates that constitute the Borno central senatorial districts Includes, Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC), Konduga, Jere, Mafa, Bama, Kalabakge, , Ngala and Dikwa local government areas.