PDP NEC Dissociates Self From Kano Governorship Primary
Rabiu Kwankwaso with his son-in-law, Abba Yusuf (pictured left).

The National Executive Council of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has dissociated itself from the governorship primary election conducted in Kano, northern Nigeria on Monday.

Shehu Yusuf Kura, the Special Adviser on Media to National Chairman of the PDP, made the remark in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Wednesday.

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Kura said the opposition party’s National Executive Council (NEC) is not aware of the election as it has issued a statement postponing the governorship primary election in Kano, Imo and Lagos states.

His words: “The National Executive Council of the Party was not aware that the Kwankwaso group was conducting the election in Kano because of the earlier statement issued postponing the election in the three states mentioned.

“I even spoke with our National Chairman, Secretary and other executive members of the council and they confirmed to me that they were not aware of the election,” he said.

Kura said the National Headquarters of the party would not accept or consider the result of the governorship primary election held in Kano on Monday as it was illegally conducted.

The Special Adviser said the party would announce a new date for the conduct of its governorship primary election in the three states.

Kano State chapter of the PDP had on Tuesday rejected the governorship primary election conducted on Monday night at the Lugard Avenue, the personal residence of Kwankwaso in Kano.

Concise News reports that the election returned Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso’s son-in-law, Abba Kabiru Yusuf, as the party’s Governorship candidate for the State.