Friday October 07, 2022 2:58 AM

Ex-SMEDAN boss, Dikko Radda emerges winner in Katsina APC primaries

The ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, governorship primary in Katsina State has concluded its governorship primaries ahead of 2023 general elections.

In the just concluded primary election, the former Executive Director of the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency SMEDAN, Dikko Radda, emerged winner.

Radda won the tight contest after he polled 506 votes to defeat the two leading aspirants in the race, Mustapha Inuwa, the former Secretary to the State Government and Abbas Umar Masanawa, the immediate past CEO of Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Plc.

Dr Inuwa, who came second in the keenly contested race, polled 442 votes while Masanawa secured 436 votes to occupy the third position.

Surprisingly too, the former managing director of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, Ahmed Dangiwa, who was also touted as one of the major contenders in the race, came a distant 4th with 220 votes.

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