- The Kwankwaso led faction of the PDP insists the party’s primary election conducted in Kano was free and fair
- Hajiya Binta Spikin, the spokesperson for the faction, says both the electoral officer, Ezeogu Emeka Onuoha, and the returning officer, Danladi Abdulhamid, signed a certificate issued after the poll
- A poll predicts that Atiku Abubakar will win the PDP presidential primary and emerge as the presidential candidate of the opposition party
The Kwankwaso led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has faulted claims that the party’s primary election conducted in Kano state has been cancelled.
Vanguard reports that the faction has insisted that there was no reason to cancel the election which was conducted according to the constitutional provisions of the party.
“We declared the date and the venue for the elections as provided by the party’s constitution only to get there and find it sealed by the police without any reason,” Hajiya Binta Spikin, the spokesperson for the faction said.
She said the party conducted the election in a free and fair manner in the presence of all those that were constitutionally supposed to witness the poll.
The spokesperson said both the electoral officer Ezeogu Emeka Onuoha and the returning officer Danladi Abdulhamid signed a certificate issued at the end of the poll
She insisted that that there was no reason whatsoever that will warrant the cancellation of an election conducted freely and fairly.
Meanwhile, a former vice president of Nigeria and presidential aspirant of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has been adjudged as the best candidate to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election.
In an online Twitter poll conducted by @PDP_RIVERS, Atiku Abubakar, trounced Senate President Bukola Saraki, governor of Sokoto state Aminu Tambuwal and former governor of Kano state Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso.
At the end of voting on Thursday, October 4, Atiku polled 48% of the total votes cast followed by Saraki with 37%, Kwankwaso 11% and Tambuwal 4%.
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