Garba Dahiru, otherwise known as Salanken Bauchi, has defeated a former Chief of Staff, Bauchi Government House, Ladan Salihu Ilelah, to become Bauchi South senatorial district candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
At the poll, Dahiru, a former finance commissioner in the state defeated Mahiru Maiwada, his closest contender with 70 votes. The latter, however polled 69 votes.
However, Ilelah polled 34 votes, while a former senator of the zone, Adamu Ibrahim Gumba scored 35 votes.
Ahmed Shu’aibu got 14 votes while Anas Adamu scored 4 votes.
Speaking, Dahiru attributed his victory to God. He called on the other contestants to work together for the victory of PDP in the 2023 general elections.