Published 25th May, 2022
A winner has emerged in the governorship of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) held in Kano state on Wednesday, May 25 Alhaji Muhammad Abacha, son of former military leader, Sani Abacha, was elected as the PDP governorship can candidate
However, the coast is not yet clear for Abacha as another parallel primaries was said to have held in the state also on Wednesday
Kano – Alhaji Muhammad Abacha, son of former military leader, Sani Abacha has been elected as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2023 general election in Kano state.
RegentAfrica Times gathered that Abacha polled 736 votes to defeat his closest rival, Jafar Sani-Bello, who scored 710 votes in the primary election on Wednesday, May 25, in Kano state.
Alhaji Muhammad Abacha, son of former military leader Sani Abacha, clinched the Kano PDP governorship ticket amid controversial circumstances. Photo credit: Freedom Radio Nigeria
Announcing the results, the Returning Officer, Hajiya Amina Garba, declared Abacha as the winner of the primaries having scored 736 votes.
Primaries legally conducted, says electoral committee chairman
Meanwhile, the chairman of the electoral committee, Alhaji Mohammed Jamu, said the primaries were legally conducted with validly-elected delegates.
Jamu added that the poll was supervised by the Independent National Electoral CommissionINEC) police and State Security Service (SSS) operatives.
Another primary election held in Kano
While the primaries that produced Abacha was conducted at the state party headquarters located at Lugard Avenue, Kano, another parallel primaries was said to have held at the Sani Abacha Youth Center, also in the state capital.
Daily Nigerian reported that those contesting at the parallel primaries include Yunusa Dangwani, Yusuf Dambatta, Muaz Magaji, Ibrahim Ali-Amin, Sadiq Wali and Mustapha Getso.
The result of the parallel primaries is yet to be out at the time of this report