Retired Maj.-Gen. Aminu Bande has won the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Kebbi State governorship ticket
The returning officer for the primaries, Peter Orubebe while declaring the result at the Royal Events Centre, Birnin-Kebbi on Thursday, said Mr Bande scored 471 out of the 691votes cast to win the primaries.
Mr Orubebe disclosed that ex-foreign affairs minister Buhari Bala, came second with 126 votes, while Samaila Sambawa came third with 43 votes.
“Having scored the highest number of votes and as required by the provision of the party’s constitution, I hereby declare retired Maj.-Gen. Aminu Bande as the winner of this election and the governorship flag bearer of our great party, PDP in Kebbi state,” he said.
Mr Bande promised a total rehabilitation and reconstruction of Kebbi to ensure development, if elected in the 2023 poll.
“There is a daunting task ahead as we approach the general elections, but if we work in unison for our party, victory is certain,” he said.
Mr Bande, until his retirement was the general officer commanding (GOC) 8 Division, Sokoto.