Chief Emmanuel Bello, has emerged winner in the Social Democratic Party (SDP) gubernatorial primary election in Adamawa State.
Announcing the result yesterday, the chairman of the Electoral Panel, Mr Chris Njoku, who is also SDP returning officer, said the former federal lawmaker, won by 634 of the 783 total votes casted during the primary election.
Njoku lauded the orderly manner the delegates conducted themselves and urged them to continue to unite for the party’s victory in 2019 elections.
Earlier, state chairman of the party, Mr John Muva, who lauded the conduct of the delegates, said the party would continue to wax stronger with more acceptability in the state.
Muva pointed out that maladministration of the past government would be corrected by the party in the state.
He urged the electorates to come out en mass and vote the SDP in the 2019 elections.
Chief Bello in his acceptance speech, expressed gratitude to God and thanked stakeholders of the party for the confidence reposed in him to fly the party’s flag in 2019.
“As I accept your nomination today, I pledge before man and God that I will not betray your trust and goodwill if elected as governor of Adamawa State.
“I will like to commend all leaders of our party in the state for working tirelessly, sometimes for many days without sleep to mobilise our teeming members into massive movement that our party has become in Adamawa.
“The real battle is still ahead of us. Our success in that battle lies in staying and fighting together all the way. Nothing else is an alternative. We fight and win together”, he said.
The primary election, was supervised by resident electoral commissioner (REC) INEC, Barrister Kashim Gaidam who described it as the most peaceful in the state.