Bashir Ahmed Kano Reps
The presidential aide lost his bid to secure the ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) which was won by Mahmud Gaya, the lawmaker who currently represents the constituency in the house of representatives.
According to the result announced on Friday after the conclusion of the primary exercise, Ahmad secured a total of 16 votes, while Gaya polled 109 votes.
A breakdown of the result, showed that Gaya secured 45, 36, and 28 votes in Gaya, Ajingi, and Albasu LGAs, respectively, while Ahmad got one, 11 and four in the three areas.
With the result, the presidential aide lost to Gaya who secured the APC ticket to seek a second term in the house of representatives in the 2023 elections.
Speaking on why he left the venue of the primary before the conclusion of the exercise, Ahmad said he left the venue of the primary over security concerns.
“As an aspirant, I left the venue of primary election for Gaya, Ajingi and Albasu Federal Constituency, because of the security of our majority delegates. If want to compete with the best, thugs shouldn’t be part of any election,” he wrote on Facebook.
KanyiDaily recalls that Dino Melaye had also lost his bid to vie for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Kogi West Senatorial District ticket to Tajudeen Yusuf.