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Abacha’s Son Emerges PDP’s Governorship Candidate In Kano

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Abacha's Son Emerges PDP's Governorship Candidate In Kano

Muhammad Sani Abacha, son of the late former military leader, Sani Abacha has been elected as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano state.

Abacha contested alongside Jaafar Sani Bello in the primary election which was conducted under the supervision of Shehu Sagagi on Wednesday night.

The report says Abacha polled 736 votes to defeat his closest rival, Jafar Sani-Bello, who scored 710 votes in the primary election on Wednesday, May 25, in Kano state.

The two contestants were the only aspirants that turned out for the primary out of seven contestants that were cleared by the party.

Declaring the result of the primary in the early hours of Thursday, the returning officer, and member of the PDP election supervising committee, Hajiya Amina Garba, said Abacha emerged the winner, having clinched the highest votes count.

Mohammed Jamu, the chairman of the electoral committee, disclosed their primaries are conducted legally with validly-elected delegates and supervised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the police and the State Security Service (SSS) operatives.

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