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Mohammed Abacha Picks Kano’s CPC Gov. Ticket

Racing to beat the deadline given to political parties by  Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) the national headquarters of Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) yesterday made last minute effort to settle the controversy rocking the party’s gubernatorial primaries in Kano State with a voting exercise, which saw Mohammed Abacha, son of late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, leading with 144, 066 votes.
 According to Professor Mohammed Dahiru Suleiman, the chairman of the Committee charged with the conduct of the gubernatorial primary, Abacha scored 144,066, to defeat other three contestants.
Briefing journalists on the outcome of the party `s gubernatorial primary, in Kano, he said  Ja`faru Isa, former military administrator of Kaduna State, came second with 78,671 votes.
He also disclosed that, Sani Hanga, immediate past national chairman of the party, secured 45,618 votes, Auwalu Anwar, got 30,410, while, Magaji Abdullahi, former deputy-governor polled 5,795.
Suleiman explained that the results were those received from 21 out the 44 Local Government Areas, in the state, which show that Mohammed Abacha, led in the contest.
He however disclosed that, the result of the 23 local government areas, were not reflected in the released result, as it was characterised by some irregularities.
Suleiman pointed out that as a result of this development, the Committee had resolved to transfer the ratification and official announcement of the final result to the national headquarters of the party, in Abuja.
“On behalf of myself and the other members of the Committee set up by the national leadership of our party, I will like to inform you (gentlemen of the press) that the result in our possession so far, indicates that Mohammed Abacha scored 144,066.
“Jar`faru Isa 78,671, votes; Sani Hanga, 45,618; Anwalu Anwar, 30,410; and Magaji Abdullahi 5,795. This result was what was collated from 21 out of the 44 Local Government Areas of the state.
“In the course of collation of the votes, we noted that the result brought from the remaining 23 Local Government Areas, were characterised by some hitches and irregularities, based on this we have resolved to refer the announcement of the final to national headquarters in Abuja” he said.

-Thisday

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