- Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf has emerged as the flag bearer of the Kano chapter of the PDP for the 2019 general elections
- Yusuf defeated five other aspirants to emerge as the flag bearer of the PDP in the state
- No fewer than 4,130 accredited delegates were said to have participated in the exercise
Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf on Tuesday, October 2, emerged as the flag bearer of the Kano chapter of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 general elections, Daily Independent reports.
Legit.ng gathered that the primary election was conducted by Ezeogu Emeka Onouha, leader of the electoral committee constituted by the party National Working Committee (NWC).
Onuoha while announcing the results, explained that no fewer than 4,130 accredited delegates participated in the exercise.
According to him, the breakdown of the final results showed that Abba Kabir Yusuf scored 2,421 to emerge winner, while Alhaji Jafar Sani Bello came second with 1258.
Muhammad Sadiq Wali secured 167 votes, while the 2015 party flag bearer of the PDP, Salihu Sagir Takai garnered 95 votes.
Other aspirants who made their mark in the result slip included Ibrahim El Amin who scored 51 votes, Akilu Sani Indabawa 33 votes.
Onuoha said the exercise which had 4,130.delegates across the 44 local government area of Kano, recorded 105 voided vote after grueling peaceful competitive exercise.
Speaking after he was declared winner, Yusuf appealed for unity to enable the party wrestle power from the APC led administration in the state.
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The exercise was held at the Lugard Avenue residence of the party leader, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, after the initial venue was sealed by the police
The election kicked off past midnight and ended at about 3am sequel to the withdrawal of heavily armed policemen deployed to the headquarters of Kwankwasiyya Movement.
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