Man in captivity wins PDP primary elections for House of Reps
Sadiq Ango Abdullahi, the son of Ango Abdullahi, leader of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), has secured a seat in the House of Representatives for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
On Sunday, the PDP held primaries for state legislatures and the House of Representatives across the country.
Sadiq, who is running for the federal seat of Sabon Gari in Kaduna state, won the election despite being held captive.
In March, he was one among the passengers kidnapped when robbers attacked a train going for Kaduna.
The returning officer, Mohammed Shafiu, announced the result on Monday morning, saying Sadiq received 28 votes to defeat his nearest challenger, Malam Abdulhamid, who received six votes.
Hajiya Mohammed and Paulina Edward, who also ran in the election, reportedly received 0 votes.
According to Shafiu, 34 delegates were accredited for the election, which was overseen by officials from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other observers.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.