Nigeria: Mohammed, Son of Late Military Dictator Sani Abacha, Emerges Kano PDP Gubernatorial Candidate


Mohammed Abacha, a son of the late Nigerian military leader Sani Abacha, has emerged winner of the Peoples Democratic Party, primary election in Kano.

The returning officer, Barrister Amina Garba, declared Mr. Abacha the winner after polling 736 votes to defeat his closest rival, Jafar Sani-Bello, who scored 710 votes.

The chairman of the electoral committee, Mohammed Jamu, said their primaries were legally conducted with validly-elected delegates and supervised by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, police, and State Security Service operatives.

While the primary that produced Mr. Abacha was conducted at the state party headquarters located at Lugard Avenue, Kano, another parallel primary is was held at the Sani Abacha Youth Center, also in the state capital

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