Peoples Democratic Party, PDP governorship candidate in Bauchi State, Ibrahim Kashim, has withdrawn from the race.
DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that Mr Kashim withdrew from the race to pave way for the governor, Bala Mohammed, to vie for a second term after his dismal outing at the presidential primaries of the PDP.
The party’s spokesman, Yayanuwa Zainabari, told a news conference in Bauchi on Tuesday that Mr Kashim withdrew from the race citing personal reasons.
He said the PDP would soon follow due process to replace Mr Kashim.
“We shall make our position known within this week.
“The only option left for the party is to forward the name of his replacement to INEC for proper documentation,” he said.
Mr Zainabari added that the party would replace Kashim with another competent, loyal and qualified member either through a fresh primary election or through affirmation as required by the party’s constitution and the relevant laws.
The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that Mr Kashim polled 655 votes from the 656 delegates that participated at the governorship primary election.
Mr Kashim is the immediate past Secretary to the Government of Bauchi State.