Five governorship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Kano have petitioned the national party headquarters over the conduct of the Tuesday’s primaries, which saw Abba Yusuf, the son in-law to party leader, Rabiu Kwankwaso, emerging victorious.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the primary election took place at the Lugard Avenue residence of Mr Kwankwaso in Kano in the wee hours of the night.
Earlier on Monday, police cordoned off Marhaba Cinema, the proposed venue of the primaries, citing court orders.
Dissatisfied with the outcome of the congress, five of the aspirants, including Akilu Indabawa, Salihu Takai, Hafiz Abubakar, Ibrahim Ali-Amin (Little) and Sadiq Wali visited the national secretary of the party in Abuja to lodged their complaints.
Parts of the complaints lodged at the party secretariat include conducting the primaries in the residence of the father in-law to the winner of the election, failure of the party leadership to furnish them with the list of the delegates, omission of Hafiz Abubakar’s name from the list of aspirants, among others.
While calling for fresh conduct of the entire congress, the aspirants urged the leadership of the party to appoint a new electoral committee that will ensure free and fair election on a neutral ground.