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Niger PDP names candidate in senate bye-election

By Wole Mosadomi, Minna
The Niger State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced former deputy governor of the state, Dr. Shem Nuhu Zagbayi as the consensus flag bearer to replace late Senator Dahiru Awaisu Kuta in the upcoming Senatorial election yet to be announced by INEC.
This decision was taken by stakeholders of the party from the Niger East Senatorial district where late Senator Kuta represented after an emergency meeting held yesterday.

Vice chairman of the state PDP, Barrister Tanko Beji who made the declaration in Minna yesterday said the stakeholders rooted for the former deputy governor after series of meetings on whom to replace late Kuta.
He said though INEC has not announced a date for the election, we believe in preparing ahead and having our candidate ahead of the announcement by INEC.

According to him, “if INEC decides to hold the election tomorrow, our flag bearer has been chosen and he is in person of Dr. Shem Zagbayi Nuhu, who was the immediate past deputy governor of the state”.


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