Sadiq Ango, the son of the convener of Northern Elder Forum Abdullahi Ango, has won the Peoples Democratic Party house of representatives ticket despite still being held by bandits.
Sadiq, who is seeking to represent the Sabon Gari federal constituency of Kaduna state, won the election despite being in captivity.
He was one of the passengers abducted when bandits attacked a Kaduna-bound train in March.
When asked on Monday if Sadiq won the primary while in captivity, his father said: “Yes, he did. He’s still not at home.”
Announcing the result on Monday morning, Mohammed Shafiu, the returning officer, said Sadiq secured 28 votes to defeat his closest challenger, Malam Abdulhamid, who scored six votes.
Hajiya Mohammed and Paulina Edward, who also contested in the poll, were said to have got no votes.
Shafiu also said 34 delegates were accredited for the exercise, adding that the election was monitored by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other observers.