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PDP summons Kwankwaso, Takai, others over Kano guber primaries

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The national headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has summoned all party leaders in Kano, following outcries over conduct of primary elections in the state.

DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that the meeting is currently holding at the Legacy House, with national leaders of the party in attendance.

Those invited include a former governor of the state, Rabiu Kwankwaso, Aminu Wali, Bello Hayatu Gwarzo, Mas’ud Doguwa and Rabiu Bichi.

Also invited are the governorship aspirants such as the winner of the disputed primaries, Abba Yusuf, Hafiz Abubakar, Salihu Takai, Akilu Indabawa, among others.

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Recall that Shehu Kura, the Special Adviser Media to national chairman of the party told News Agency of Nigeria in Kano on Wednesday that the party’s National Executive Council, NEC, was not aware of the Kano primaries election as it had issued a statement postponing the governorship primary election in Kano, Imo and Lagos states.

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“The National Executive Council of the Party was not aware that the Kwankwaso group was conducting the election in Kano because of the earlier statement issued postponing the election in the three states mentioned.

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“I even spoke with our National Chairman, Secretary and other executive members of the council and they confirmed to me that they were not aware of the election,” he said.

He said the National Headquarters of the party would not accept or consider the result of the governorship primary election held in Kano on Monday as it was illegally conducted.

Mr Kura said the party would announce a new date for the conduct of its governorship primary election in the three states.

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NAN reports that the State chapter of the PDP had on Tuesday rejected the governorship primary election conducted on Monday night at the Lugard Avenue, personal residence of Kwankwaso in Kano.

The poll returned Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso’s son in-law, Abba Kabiru Yusuf, as the party’s Governorship candidate for the State.

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