Kashim Shetima was returned unopposed with 479 votes cast by delegates at an election that took place at the All Progressives Congress (APC) state secretariat in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
Honourable Musa Mahmoud, Chairman of Borno Central APC senatorial primary election committee, explained that the delegates opted for voting through casting before he declared the results.
According to him, “on the authority of the National Chairman of the APC, His Excellency Abdullahi Adamu, I hereby declare, having satisfied all extant laws, the Electoral Act, 1999 as amended, I, Hon. Musa Muhammad, Chairman APC Borno Senatorial election committee 2022, declare Senator Kashim Shettima as the winner of the Borno Central Senatorial election.”
He said, “the primary conducted in Borno Central on Saturday, which is today, was unopposed. Article 20 clause A, clause 3 of the APC constitution empowers us to either conduct the election by voice vote or actual casting of vote, but we chose to cast votes.
“I hereby declare as follows: total accredited voters, 480, total votes cast 479 and invalid – 1.”
Borno APC Chairman, Hon Ali Bukar Dalori, lauded Governor Zulum for standing by the party and making sure it remains united. He also lauded Senator Kashim Shettima for the good work he’s been doing at the National Assembly.
Dalori thanked the stakeholders and delegates for remaining calm, resolute, and voting in to enable the party to field the best candidates in the forth coming 2023 general elections.