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Court sacks Kano PDP governorship candidate


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A Federal High Court sitting in Kano Monday sacked the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Abba Yusuf, in the state.

The presiding judge of the Court 1, Lewis Allagoa, ruled that the PDP did not conduct governorship primary election in the state.

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A PDP gubernatorial aspirant, Ali Amin-little, had approached the court, challenging the process that led to the emergence of Mr Yusuf as PDP gubernatorial candidate in Kano.

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Counsel to the Plaintiff, Kabiru Usman, said the PDP would have to provide another governorship candidate before the coming polls.

In his remarks, PDP Counsel, Bashir Yusuf, said the verdict does not affect Abba Kabir as a candidate but the PDP as a party.

According to him, the PDP will obey the court order.

Recall that on October 2, Mr Yusuf, a son-in-law to former Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso, emerged winner of the PDP primaries after polling 2,421 votes to defeat his distant second, Jaafar Sani-Bello, who got 1,258 votes.

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Dissatisfied with the outcome, Mr Sani-Bello also dragged Mr Yusuf to a Federal High Court 1, seeking to be declared the governorship candidate of the party as Mr Yusuf breached Section 8 (8) of the party constitution as amended.

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