By Ndahi Marama

MAIDUGURI—A faction of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, backed by a court judgment in Borno State has rejected the candidature of Alhaji Mohammed Imam for governorship, Mohammed Abba-Aji, Isa Kangar and Kudla Satumari, among other candidates produced by another faction of the party in the state.

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Usman Mahdi Badeiri, who described himself as the valid chairman of PDP in Borno State announced the rejection of candidates produced by Zanna Mustapha-led faction.

Briefing newsmen yesterday in Maiduguri, Baderi explained that whereas judgments by Federal High Court and the Appeal Court recognising him as validly-elected chairman of PDP in the state are yet to be vacated by any court, a group he described as new entrants into PDP went ahead to conduct illegal primaries.



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