The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman in Sokoto State, Alhaji Ibrahim Milgoma, has refuted claims, on Tuesday, that Alhaji Mannir Dan-iya, the governorship flagbearer of the party has been substituted.
Milgoma, while speaking to newsmen in Sokoto dismissed claims that, Governor Aminu Tambuwal had replaced Dan-iya after the former failed in his quest to get the Party’s presidential ticket for 2019 election.
Milgoma explained that at present Dan-iya remained the party’s 2019 governorship candidate noting that there was still time to substitute candidate according to the law.
The chairman, who said substitution had processes which must be complied with based on electoral guidelines, added that if there were any changes at all, the party will officially declare to the members of the party.
NAN reports that Milgoma explained that the event held on Oct.7 at the state party headquarters was to express Gov. Tambuwal’s appreciation over the support he enjoyed at PDP Presidential primary election in Port Harcourt.
The Party Chairman, admonished members of the party to do whatever it took to ensure that its aspirants come out victorious during the general election.
He added that the party will support any aspirant that came out victorious during the course of the party primaries.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that speculations were going round that the party had conducted fresh primary and produced Tambuwal as governorship candidate at the 11th hour on Oct. 7, to comply with INEC deadline on conducting primary election.