The Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, has decided who is the authentic governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano State between Muhammad Abacha and Sadiq.
Speaking, the Commission’s Resident Electoral Commissioner, Professor Risque Shehu, told newsmen,, the elections conducted by Shehu Sagagi is the authentic elections.
Professor Risque Shehu said, “as at the time the PDP Primary was conducted, Shehu Sagagi was the one recognized by the law as the State Chairman of the party in Kano and is also the only election that we sent our observers”.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner said “although the primary is purely party affair, as far as we are concerned, the elections conducted by Shehu Sagagi was the one we recognized”.
According to him, some party stakeholders came from Abuja that they were sent from the PDP headquarters to conduct primary elections into the gubernatorial seat of the State, adding that they came without a location of where the elections would hold.
“But later Shehu Sagagi, the state-recognized PDP Chairman by law as at that time, came with the same letter from the party headquarters and with locations and we sent our observers who monitored their elections”.
“And later in the day another team of observers claiming they came from the party headquarters came and asked us to send our team of observers to witness their primary elections but we declined because we told them we are acting on what the law says”.