- Earlier, indications emerged that Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, will run for the Sokoto South senatorial seat
- In a new development, it has been finally been confirmed as the former presidential hopeful has clinched the PDP senatorial ticket
- Meanwhile, the senatorial seat is currently occupied by Senator Ibrahim Danbaba who recently defected to the ruling APC
An emerging report by The Punch indicates that the Governor of Sokoto state, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has been declared the senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for Sokoto South.
Tambuwal seeks to represent seven Local Government Areas in the Red Chamber come 2023.
The LGAs are Bodinga, Dange/Shuni, Kebbe, Shagari, Tambuwal, Tureta, and Yabo.
Tambuwal stepped down for Atiku
Legit.ng gathered that the governor, last week, stepped down for former vice president Atiku Abubakar at the presidential primary of the party in Abuja.
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Governor Tambuwal had previously represented Tambuwal/Kebbe Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, where he rose to become the Speaker of the House in his third term.
By this declaration, the governor will slug it out with the incumbent, Senator Danbaba Dambuwa, who recently dumped the PDP for APC.
Wike tackles Tambuwal, reveals how he could have scuttled PDP presidential primary
On Monday, May 30, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state said he could have scuttled the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential primary on Saturday night, May 28, but that he allowed peace to reign.
The primary was held to elect the presidential candidate of the party for the 2023 general election.
Wike made this assertion at a ceremony organised in Port Harcourt to welcome him from Abuja after the party’s presidential primary where he was floored by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.
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PDP primary: Finally, Fayose congratulates Atiku, commends Wike’s consistency
In other news, the former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has congratulated Atiku Abubakar for winning the presidential primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party, held last week in Abuja.
Fayose was silent since the aftermath of the presidential election. However, he commended Governor Nyesom Wike, who came second in the election for being consistent in action and character.
Fayose, a presidential aspirant on the platform of the PDP, was among the two aspirants who failed to secure a single vote.