Isah Ashiru emerges PDP governorship candidate in Kaduna

Isah Ashiru Kudan

A former member of the House of Representatives, Isah Ashiru,  has been elected as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Kaduna State.

The chairman of the PDP Governorship Primary Election Committee in the state, Phillip Aivoji, on Monday in Kaduna declared Mr Ashiru winner of the election with 1,330 votes.

He defeated three other contestants including former governor of the state, Mukhtar Ramalan-Yero, who had 36 votes.

A serving senator, Suleiman Hunkuyi scored 564 votes while Muhammad Sani-Sidi, former Director-General of National Emergency Management  Agency, NEMA, got 560 votes to come third during the primary.

Mr Aivoji who declared 39 votes invalid, said 2,654 delegates from the 23 local government areas of the state participated in the process.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Mr Ashiru had before the commencement of the election, secured the support of two aspirants, Jaafaru Sa’ad and Mohammed Bello-Umar, who dropped from the race.

Meanwhile, Mr Sani-Sidi who conceded defeat even before the votes were counted, had congratulated Mr Ashiru for the victory.