Incumbent Senator Akwashiki withdraws from the race

NNN: Senator Godiya Akwashiki (APC-Nasarawa North) withdrew from the contest to elect a new senator.

Akwashiki, chairman of the Senate Jobs, Labor and Productivity Committee, announced his decision in a letter Sunday to the APC Elections Committee in Nasarawa State.


A copy of his letter, titled: “Notice of Withdrawal from Competition” was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Akwanga, Nasarawa State.


It read in part: “I singled out Senator Godiya Akwashiki to officially notify you of my withdrawal from the senatorial primary election in the Nasarawa North Senate District.

Akwashiki did not state the reason for his withdrawal from the contest.

NAN understands, however, that the senator’s withdrawal may be due to alleged falsification of delegate lists in some local government areas, including Nassarawa Eggon Local Government Area, its base. (


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