Governor wins Nigeria party ticket

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Nigeria’s ruling Peoples Democratic Party has chosen Umaru Yar’Adua, governor of the northern Katsina State, as its candidate for the April 2007 presidential election.

The vote will choose a successor to Olusegun Obasanjo, whose second four-year term is coming to an end and who is constitutionally barred from standing again.

Yar’Adua, 55, won hands down, garnering 3,024 votes out of a total of 4,007 valid votes cast, an AFP journalist attending the PDP convention in the federal capital Abuja said.

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