Birnin Kebbi—Former Minister of FCT, Senator Adamu Aliero, has withdrawn from the Kebbi Central senatorial district race on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in 2011 elections.
In a statement in Birnin Kebbi yesterday, Aliero said “I am no longer interested in contesting the position under the PDP.”
In the statement copied to the state PDP and signed personally, he demanded the refund of N3 million he paid to obtain the nomination form from the state chapter of the PDP.
It read: “After due consultations with critical stakeholders, and considering the political situation in our dear state, I have decided to withdraw the completed form submitted to your office in October.
“I will appreciate if you can immediately make refund of my N3 million paid as nomination fee submitted along with the form since I would no longer contest in the PDP primaries.”
The statement was also copied PDP National Secretariat, INEC and police.