The former secretary, national judicial council, Alhaji Halilu Danladi Envulanza has defeated senator Godiya Akwashiki to clinch the ticket of the All Progressive Congress. Senator Akwashiki is the incumbent Senator representing Nasarawa north central district under the platform of the APC.
The former NJC scribe polled 105 votes to beat senator Gidiya Akwashiki who scored only 21 votes in an election held at Awkanga amid tight security.
Announcing the result, Secretary of the election committee, Bar. Robert Okwego said “At the end of the process Senator Godiya Akwashiki scored 21 votes. Danladi Halilu Envulanza Esq scored 105 votes. Danladi Halilu Envulanza having scored the highest number of votes cast is hereby declared winner.”
OKwego therefore lauded the delegates for their orderly conduct during the primary election. Reacting to his victory in an interview with newsmen, Halilu Danladi Envulanza expressed happiness over his victory and promised to extend hand of fellowship to Senator Godiya Akwashiki and the party ahead of the general election come 2023.
Earlier while the voting was ongoing, a letter was submitted by Senator Akwashiki’s agent indicating that he has withdrawn from the race but the committee however did not honour the letter pointing out that the letter was not only hand written but also without the official letter headed paper of the Senator.