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Court Sacks PDP Candidate From Contesting Governorship Election In Kano State


he former governorship candidate on the platform of People Democratic Party (PDP),in Kano state in the 2019 election , Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf, a loyalist of Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has emerged as the governorship candidate of the party for the oncoming 2023 General Elections. It will be recalled that Alhaji Yusuf,was a former governorship candidate on the platform of People Democratic Party (PDP),in Kano state in the 2019 election , The ,primaries which took place at the premises of the Sani Abacha Youth Centre in Kano was conducted under the party committee chaired by Sen Musa Bako Aujara from the national body of the party. Speaking with Journalists on Monday, at the venue of the event ,Senator Aujara disclosed that Abba Kabir Yusuf a.k.a Abba Gidagida is the only one contesting for the governorship candidacy under the NNPP in Kano and according to the elections guidelines of the party, he is going to be affirmed by the delegates on a yes or no basis. According to him there are 1,452 delegates, with three from each of the 484 wards that will affirm his candidacy. He said that"Going by the party guidelines, you can affirm a candidate through the use of ballot and there is only one contestant in this exercise in person of Abba Yusuf. Meanwhile there are a total 1,452 delegates to vote in this exercise as there are three delegates from each of the 484 wards in Kano" he stated. According to him, "I am chairing the committee organizing this exercise along with four other members that include Dr Sani Ado, Bashir Yusuf, Abubakar Sulaiman and one other member.

Court Bars PDP Candidate From Contesting Guber Election

A Federal High Court sitting in Kano has nullified Peoples’ Democratic Party Guber Candidacy for not conducting primaries, Naija News understands.

Federal High Court Judge, Ambrose Lewis ruled that the purported nomination of Abba Kabir as Governorship Candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party PDP is invalid.

Counsel to the Plaintiff, Kabiru Usman says the PDP would have to provide another Governorship Candidate before the coming polls.

In his remarks, Peoples’ Democratic Party Counsel says the verdict do not affect Abba Kabir as a candidate but the PDP as a party. According to him, the PDP will obey a court order.

Kabir who is the anointed governorship candidate of Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso is the main challenger of the incumbent governor of the state, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of the All Progressives Congress, APC.