COV/USMAN MZ, JIGAWA
Former house of representatives member Alhaji Yusuf Shitu Galambi has won the Gwaram Federal constituency primary elections in Jigawa State under the All Progressives Congress party APC through an open ballot process.
Four aspirants had contested for the vacant position following the death of it’s former house of representatives.
The aspirants include Abdulrashid Adamu Kila , Ado Yakubu, Yusif Shitu Galambi and Dr Haruna Mairiga.
Announcing the results, the returning officer of the election, Mallam Haruna Musa said Shitu Galambi polled 27, 934 while his closest rival Alhaji Ado Yakubu polled 3,081.
Also, Dr Haruna Mairiga polled 209 votes while Abdulrashid Kila got 1,081 votes respectively with a large attendant of voters that thronged all the 11 councillors wards under the Gwaram Federal constituency.
The election which was successfully conducted without serious security breach was supervised by the party’s officials and the state resident electoral commissioner, Independent electoral commission Dr Mahmud Isah.
Malam Haruna Musa therefore declared Yusuf Shitu Galambi who got the highest number of votes as the winner of the primary election.
Alhaji Shitu Galambi was a two term house of representatives member from 2007 to 2015 under the People’s Democratic Party PDP.
He was also a former house of assembly member in 1992 and also served as commissioner for health in the state ministry of health.