Shehu Sani loses, pulls two votes at Kaduna PDP primaries

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Isah Ashiru has again picked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship ticket for Kaduna state.

A former state and federal lawmaker, Ashiru was the opposition party’s candidate in 2019.

Shehu Sani
Shehu Sani

He polled 414 votes to defeat his closest challenger, Sani Sidi, a former director-general of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) who scored 260 votes.

The results were announced at about 6am on Thursday morning.

Reacting to the loss, the Shehu Sani congratulated the winner and boasted of not giving money to any delegate. "The Kaduna PDP Governorship primaries has been concluded. I lost and Honourable Isah Ashiru won. I wish to congratulate him. Two Delegates voted for me without giving them a dime; unfortunately, I don’t know who they are, so that I can appreciate these clean votes. We look forward."

Ramalan Yero, the state's former governor, received 28 votes, Sani Abbas 15 votes, Haruna Saeed, the state's former accountant general, received 11 votes, and Senator Shehu Sani received two votes.

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