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Abacha declares for PDP

By AbdulSalam Muhammad

KANO — Muhammad Abacha, the eldest son of the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, yesterday, formally declared for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the swearing-in ceremony of the state executive council in Kano.

Muhammad Abacha’s formal declaration for PDP in Kano came amidst speculations that the top echelons of the largest party in Africa have agreed to install him the next governor of the state.

Abacha, clad in a white gown, dotted with black spots with his traditional black cap to match, was heralded into the venue by hundreds of youths chanting pro-Abacha slogan.

The declaration by the young Abacha, yesterday, was a climax of long trek to revive the political image of the family whose head, General Sani Abacha died in June 1998 as Nigeria’s Head of State.

Muhammad Abacha had told journalists some months ago of his desire to join partisan politics to enable him contribute his quota to the political development of the country.

Events leading to the formal declaration by the  scion of the Abacha family were products of a proactive strategy designed to clear the general impression held by many Nigeria about late Abacha.

Two former military rulers, General Muhammadu Buhari and General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida picked the gauntlet during the 10th years anniversary of their colleague and  cleared him of any wrong doing while presiding over the affairs of the country in separate chats with journalists.


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