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#2015ELECTIONS: Shagari loses Sokoto PDP governorship primary, rejects result


Despite protest by the Deputy Governor of
Sokoto State, Mukhtar Shagari, over the
composition of delegates list for the Peoples
Democratic Party, PDP, governorship primary
election in the state, the election held and a
former Ambassador to Morocco, Abdallah Wali,
emerged winner.
Mr. Wali got 547 votes, while Abubakar Gada
got 193 and Mr. Shagari got 1 vote.
Former Minister of Sports, Yusuf Suleiman,
withdrew from the race before the election
The result of the election was announced by the
chairman of the election panel, U. U. Kumo,
early Tuesday.
Mr. Shagari had reportedly ordered his
supporters to vacate the Stadium, venue of the
election when Mr. Kumo declared the results.
Briefing news men, afterwards, Mr. Shagari
described the election as “out-right illegality”
and called on the National Secretariat of the
party to cancel the primary election.

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