By Aaron Ossai
Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Hon. Muktar Aliyu Betara has emerged unopposed as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), for Biu, Bayo, Kwaya/Kusar and Shani Federal Constituency of Borno State ahead of the 2023 National Assembly polls.
Hon. Betara, who recently received overwhelming support from his constituents , who contributed money to purchase the nomination and expression of interest form for him is coming back to the House for the fifth term unopposed.
The primary election took place at the Local government Areas featured a massive turnout of supporters who came to witness the formality of their illustrious son picking the ticket for the first without any challenger.
All the delegates from his four Local Government Areas making up the federal constituency affirmed his nomination through the ballot monitored by INEC and APC officials.
Below is a Breakdown of the result announced by the Returning Officer, Dr. Amadu Umar Babaye, from the National working Committee of APC.
Shani Total number of vote is 55
Accredited number of votes is 55
Valid Vote cast is 51
Bayo Total number of vote is 50
Accredited number of vote is 50
Valid Vote cast is 50
Kwaya Total number of vote is 50
Accredited number of vote is 44
Valid Vote cast is 38
Invalid vote is 6
Biu Total number of vote is 55
Accredited number of vote is 55
Valid Vote cast is 55.
Hon. Muktar Betara Aliyu pulled 194 vote
Betara’s constituents who were present at the venue were full of excitement aa they celebrated with the lawmaker, just as majority of the women were heard chanting solidarity song “Say Betara”, “Say Betara.”
They listed his numerous achievements to include the provision of road infrastructure, education, scholarships, women empowerment, skills acquisition among others.
In his acceptance speech, the lawmaker thanked his constituents for the show of love
He said” I am happy my people want me back because i am always on ground for them. This has shown how much they appreciate my effort and i will keep doing more for them.
“I want to use this medium to thank everyone for believing in me”, together we will work to achieve goals for the good of our Constituents
Recall that Rep. Betara’s Constituents had scored the lawmakers achievements in the state very high saying they have never had this good before.
Many who chanted solidarity song as “Say Bobi”, “Say Betara described him as a man of the people.