Ahmed Aliyu, ex- Sokoto State Deputy Governor and immediate past Secretary of the Police Trust Fund, has won the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election in Sokoto State.

Aliyu polled 1,080 votes out of 1,182 votes cast at the primary election, contested by six aspirants.

The Election Committee Chairman, Aliyu Kyari, said Senator Ibrahim Gobir scored 36 votes, Faruk Malami-Yabo 27 votes, and former Minister of Transport, Yusuf Suleiman, 16 votes while 23 were invalid votes.

Kyari listed other aspirants as Abubakar Abdullahi 1 vote and Sen. Umar Gada, 0 vote.

NAN reports that the exercise started at about 4 pm on Thursday and ended at 11.40 am on Friday.

Ex- Deputy Gov, Aliyu wins APC governorship ticket in Sokoto State