Engineer Muhammad Nura Khalil has been declared the winner of the Katsina State New Nigeria People’s Party, (NNPP) governorship primary.
Khalil secured 950 votes to defeat his closest rival, Ibrahim Zakari Talba, who got 29 votes.
The Chairman of the Electoral Committee, Dr. Yusuf Ibrahim announced the result on Monday after almost two hours of the voting process in which 1,154 delegates drawn from the 34 LGAs of the State took part.
He said out of 981 votes cast, two were invalid.
The exercise, which took place at the Katsina NYSC Camp located at Mani Road, Katsina commenced at about 4:45 pm and ended at about 7:00 pm.
Before the voting commenced, both the winner of the primary, Engineer Khalil, and the runner-up, Ibrahim Zakari arrived at the venue of the primary and greeted delegates.
However, Zakari announced his withdrawal from the primary for alleged irregularities and conspiracy.