👤 By Abdul Tukur
Isah Ashiru-Kudan has been selected as the Governorship candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Kaduna State.
Honourable Ashiru-Kudan, a former House of Reps Member and Chairman, Appropriation Committee received 1330 out of a total 2654 votes, while Suleiman Hunkuyi, a serving Senator received 564.
Another aspirant Sani Sidi received 560 out of the total votes. In total there was 2654 valid votes. Only 39 of the votes were invalid.
A reporter for DENISAURUS News, who was present at the election count said Muktar Ramalan Yero, a former Governor of the state decided to stand down for Honourable Ashiru-Kudan last night.
Alhaji Sidi swiftly congratulated and embraced the winner of the election.
Congratulations have also poured in from all other contestant, who this paper understand signed a Memorandum of Understanding which states that support will be given to whoever emerges victorious in the primaries.
This means that Honourable Ashiru-Kudan, a two-time house of reps member will face Nasiru El-Rufai, a member of the All Progressives Congress in the 2019 elections.
The current governor, Mallam Elrufai has lost favour with many people in the state due to his unpopular policies.
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Senior members of the party informed this paper that Felix Hassan Hyet, a PDP Chairman who served as Minister of State for the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Aviation from 2007 – 2008, is likely to emerge as the Deputy Governorship candidate.