PDP NEC dissociates self from governorship primary election in Kano

Filed in Local News by on October 3, 2018 0 Comments

– National Executive Committee (NEC) of PDP has rejected the primary election conducted in Kano

– It said it was not aware the exercise took place in the state

– The election, held at Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso’s residence, was said to lack due process

The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dissociated itself from the the governorship primary election conducted in Kano on Monday, October 1.

Shehu Yusuf Kura, the special adviser on media to national chairman of the PDP, made the remark in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Wednesday, October 3.

Kura said that the party’s NEC is not aware of the election as it has issued a statement postponing the governorship primary election in Kano, Imo and Lagos states.

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He said: “The National Executive Council of the party was not aware that the Kwankwaso group was conducting the election in Kano because of the earlier statement issued postponing the election in the three states mentioned.

“I even spoke with our national chairman, secretary and other executive members of the council and they confirmed to me that they were not aware of the election.”

He said the national headquarters of the party would not accept or consider the result of the governorship primary election held in Kano on Monday as it was illegally conducted.

Kura said the party would announce a new date for the conduct of its governorship primary election in the three states.

NAN reports that the state chapter of the PDP had on Tuesday, October 2, rejected the governorship primary election conducted on Monday night at the Lugard Avenue, personal residence of Kwankwaso in Kano.

The poll returned Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso’s son in-law, Abba Kabiru Yusuf, as the party’s governorship candidate for the state.

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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Alhaji Jamilu Gwamna, a governorship aspirant on the platform of the PDP, had rejected the results of the election that produced Senator Bayero Nafada as the party’s governorship candidate in Gombe state.

Nafada scored 1,104 votes to defeat 12 other aspirants including Gwamna, who scored 147 votes to come second.

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