Mohammed Abacha, son of late military dictator, General Sani Abacha, has won the Peoples Democratic Party gubernatorial primary election conducted by Sagagi-led leadership of the PDP in Kano State.

The returning officer of the election, Barr. Amina Garba, declared Abacha as the winner after polling 736 votes to defeat his challenger, Jafar Sani-Bello, who got 710 votes.

The chairman the electoral committee, Mohammed Jamu, said the primary election was legally conducted with genuine delegates and supervised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), police and State Security Service personnel.

The Star observed that the election was supervised by six INEC officials, including the Deputy Director in charge of Election and Party Monitoring at INEC headquarters, Hauwa Hassan; State Administrative Secretary, Garba Lawal; Head of Legal Department, Suleiman Alkali; Head of Electoral Operations, Sule Yaro; Head of ICT/Voter Registration, Ocheka Edwin and; Head of Finance and Admin, Hassan Dalhatu.

The Star also observed that only two aspirants were represented at the primary election conducted under the leadership of Sagagi at the PDP secretariat in Kano.

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Meanwhile, the other faction of the PDP under the leadership of National Vice Chairman, North West, Bello Hayatu Gwarzo, organised a different primary election that is yet to be concluded at Sani Abacha Youths Centre in Kano.

The Star correspondent, who was at the venue of the parallel primaries, reports that delegates were still casting their votes.

Aspirants participating at the faction election are Yunusa Dangwani, Yusuf Dambatta, Muaz Magaji, Ibrahim Ali-Amin, Sadiq Wali and Mustapha Getso.

There is legal battle in Kano State chapter of the PDP over whose leadership is legitimate between Sagagi-led leadership and Gwarzo-led leadership.

Federal High Courts in Kano and Abuja have confirmed legitimacy on the Sagagi-led faction executives on May 24 and 25, 2022.

The Star



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