- Son of Ango Abdullahi, Sadiq, has won the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket for a seat on the house of representatives
- The whereabouts of Sadiq is currently unknown following his abdications by terrorists along Kaduna- Abuja road in March
- According Mohammed Shafiu, the returning officer, said Sadiq secured 28 votes to defeat his closest challenger, Malam Abdulhamid, who scored six votes
Sadiq, son of Ango Abdullahi, convener of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), has won the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket for a seat on the house of representatives.
The PDP held its states house of assembly and house of representatives primaries across the country on Sunday, May 23.
Despite his abduction, Sadiq, who is seeking to represent Sabon Gari federal constituency of Kaduna state, won the election.
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He was one of the passengers abducted when bandits attacked a Kaduna-bound train in March.
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Mohammed Shafiu, the returning officer, who announced the result said Sadiq secured 28 votes to defeat his closest challenger, Malam Abdulhamid, who scored six votes.
Hajiya Mohammed and Paulina Edward, who also contested in the poll, were said to have got no votes.
Shafiu also said 34 delegates were accredited for the exercise, adding that the election was monitored by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other observers.
Two-term Senator, Ayo Akinyelure also loses
In another development, Senator Ayo Akinyelure (PDP-Ondo Central) on Monday, May 23, lost his bid to return to the Senate.
Akinyelure, who is the Senate Chairman, Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petition, lost the PDP primary to his opponent, Ifedayo Adedipe.
While announcing the results in Akure, the chairman of the Electoral Committee, Bekekhimi Idiarhi, said Adedipe had 82 votes, Akinyelure polled 58 votes, while Clement Faboyede scored 57 votes. Idiarhi said two votes were voided from a total of 199 votes.
PDP Senator from Southwest State Speaks on Defection to APC
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Senator Nicholas Tofowomo, the senator representing Ondo South Senatorial District at the National Assembly, said he has no plan to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Tofowomo, a member of the PDP, said he would rather quit politics permanently than join the ruling party.
He also declared that the APC has failed the people in its governance of the country.