By Bashir Bello, KANO

Son of late Sani Abacha, former Nigerian Head of State, Mohammed Abacha has emerged as the governorship flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Kano State.

Abacha emerged the winner at the party primaries conducted under the leadership of Shehu Sagagi.

The returning officer who announced the results, Amina Garba declared Abacha as the winner having scored 736 votes against his closest rival, Ja’afar Sani-Bello, who scored 710 votes.

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The Chairman of the Electoral Committee, Alhaji Mohammed Jamu, said the primaries were legally conducted with validly-elected delegates and supervised by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, police and State Security Service operatives.

Meanwhile, a parallel primary is ongoing at the Sani Abacha Youth Center in the state where about seven aspirants were jostling for the party governorship tickets.

As of the time of filling in this report, the counting of votes is in progress.

Contestants include Sadiq Wali, Ibrahim Ali-Amin, Muaz Magaji, Mustapha Getso,  Yusuf Dambatta and Yunusa Dangwani.

The primaries are conducted under the factional leadership of former Nigerian Ambassador, Aminu Wali.

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