.as primary Witnesses Parallel election
Mohammed Abacha, son of the late Nigerian military leader Sani Abacha has won the primary election of the People’s Democratic party PDP to become the candidate of the party for the 2023 governorship election in Kano state.
Announcing the result yesterday in Kano, the returning officer, Barrister Amina Garba, declared Abacha winner as he polled 736 votes to defeat his closest rival, Jafar Sani-Bello, who scored 710 votes.
The chairman of the electoral committee, Mohammed Jamu, said
“The primaries were legally conducted with validly-elected delegates and supervised by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, police and State Security Service operatives.
“The election was supervised by six INEC officials, including the Deputy Director in charge of Election and Party Monitoring at INEC headquarters, Hauwa Hassan; state Admin Secretary, Garba Lawal; Head of Legal Department, Suleiman Alkali; Head of Electoral Operations, Sule Yaro; Head of ICT/Voter Registration, Ocheka Edwin and; Head of Finance and Admin, Hassan Dalhatu”
Although there was also parallel primary conducted . The election that produced Mohammed Abacha took place at the state party headquarters located at Lugard Avenue, Kano, another came up at the Sani Abacha Youth Center, also in the state capital. Contestants at the parallel include Yunusa Dangwani, Yusuf Dambatta, Muaz Magaji, Ibrahim Ali-Amin, Sadiq Wali and Mustapha Getso.