Engr. Abdullahi Sule, former Managing Director of Dangote Sugar Refinery company has emerged as the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Nasarawa state for the 2019 general elections.
His main rival will be Emmanuel David Ombugadu, a member of the House of Representatives, who is the Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Sule’s victory was announced in Lafia by Ismail Ahmed, chairman of APC electoral committee represented by the secretary, Abdullahi Candido, after the keenly contested primary by 11 aspirants.
Ahmed said that Sule polled 926 votes to defeat the Deputy Governor, Silas Agara and nine other aspirants who participated in the exercise.
Other aspirants include: Halilu Envuluanza, a former Executive Secretary of the National Judicial Council, who polled 246 votes; Arc. Ja’faru Ibrahim, member representing Nasarawa/Toto federal constituency garnered 105 votes while Alhaji Zakari Idde former APC National Vice chairman scored 88 votes.