Senate Leader Ahmad Lawan on Wednesday clinched the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket to contest the Yobe North senatorial election.
Alhaji Umar Kareto, the returning officer of the election, said a total of 1,865 delegates were accredited out of which the senate leader polled 1,702 votes and 12 invalid.
Lawan, who emerged unopposed, appreciated the people for investing their trust in him to represent the zone in the senate.
“The people of this zone have kept faith in me, they have shown trust, tolerance, resilience and support.
“I appreciate and assure you that I will continue to protect and promote your interests so that you are not short changed,” he said.
The lawmaker urged the people to ensure that the zone and state, are delivered to President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 elections.
He said the zone had benefitted more during the tenure of the APC led federal government than the last 16 years of the PDP administration.
Lawan also commended Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe for a purposeful leadership and provision of dividends of democracy that improved the lives of the people.