Shehu Sani Loses Kaduna PDP Governorship Primary, Sends Message to Winner

Shehu Sani Loses Kaduna PDP Governorship Primary, Sends Message to Winner

  • A winner has emerged in the governorship primary of the opposition PDP conducted in Kaduna state
  • Honourable Isah Ashiru defeated the outspoken former senator, Shehu Sani, to clinch the PDP's guber ticket in Kaduna
  • Senator Sani announced his defeat on Twitter, noting that two delegates voted for him without paying them a dime

Kaduna - Senator Shehu Sani has lost the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s governorship primaries to Honourable Isah Ashiru.

In a Twitter post sighted by in the early hours of Thursday, May 26, Sani congratulated Ashiru just as he noted that two delegates voted for him without collecting "a dime".

Shehu Sani, Kaduna PDP Governorship Primary, 2023 Elections, Isah Ashiru
Shehu Sani loses the bid to contest for Kaduna governorship seat in 2023. Photo credit: Shehu Sani
Source: Facebook

He wrote:

"The Kaduna PDP Governorship primaries has been concluded. I lost and Honourable Isah Ashiru won. I wish to congratulate him. Two Delegates voted for me without giving them a dime; unfortunately, I don’t know who they are, so that I can appreciate these clean votes. We look forward."

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Earlier, reported that the former Kaduna lawmaker and gubernatorial hopeful, Sani, vowed that he would not be a part of the trend where politicians bribe delegates to vote for them.

He made this known on Wednesday, May 25 via a Facebook post sighted by

“We are going to the Governorship primaries today. My position is clear I will NOT pay delegates to vote for me," he said.

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Lamido defeated his challenger, Sale Shehu, a former junior minister for works by 829 to zero votes. gathered that three votes were invalid in the exercise which took place on Wednesday, May 25.

Meanwhile, the head of the election committee, Isah Ahmad, has congratulated the winner, and party delegates on a successful primary. He said the election was peaceful, free and fair.


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