Sadiq Aminu Wali

Sadiq Wali emerges winner of parallel PDP guber primaries in Kano

NEWS DIGEST – The immediate-past Kano State commissioner for Water Resources, Sadiq Wali, has emerged winner of a parallel governorship primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, held at Sani Abacha Youth Centre, Madobi Road, Kano.

Mr Wali is the son of a former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Aminu Wali.

Declaring the results on Thursday morning, the chairman of the electoral panel, Bunmi Adu, said Sadiq Wali polled 455 votes to beat his closest rival, Ibrahim Ali-Amin, who came second with 333 votes.

A former Chief of Staff to former Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso, Yunusa Dangwani, emerged third after polling 276 votes, while Yusuf Dambatta, a former commissioner for Land and Planning scored 182 to clinch the fourth position.

Former commissioner of Works and Infrastructure, Muaz Magaji and former chairman of the state anti-corruption agency, Muhuyi Magaji, polled 25 votes each, while Mustapha Bala Getso 20 scored votes.

The primaries was contested by six aspirants while the two other aspirants Mohammed Abacha and Jafar Sani Bello participated in the primaries conducted by the legally recognised Shehu Sagagi-led executives.