BREAKING: Shehu Sani Loses Kaduna PDP Governorship Primary, Gets 2 Votes
NEWS DIGEST – Outspoken former Senator Shehu Sani has lost the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) ticket to run for the post of Kaduna State Governor.
He lost to Isah Ashiru, a former House of Representatives member.
In a Twitter post on Thursday morning, Mr. Shehu congratulated his rival and commended the two delegates who voted him noting that they voted for him without collecting a dime.
The Kaduna PDP Governorship primaries has been concluded.I lost and Honourable Isah Ashiru won.I wish to congratulate him.Two Delegates voted for me without giving them a dime;unfortunately,I don’t know who they are,so that I can appreciate these clean votes.We look forward.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) May 26, 2022
The News Digest reports that in the build up to the primaries, Mr Sani had vowed that he would not bribe delegates to vote for him.
”No one should pay any delegate on my behalf,” he said.
“I don’t believe in the political ritual of paying to be elected. That is inconsistent with my ideological and moral beliefs.
“I welcome the votes of delegates who will vote for me based on the principles I stand for and my agenda for the good people of Kaduna State.
“We can’t build and develop our country and free our people from the bondage of slavery through a corrupt political process and system we have unconscionably embraced.
“An opposition party should be a dependable alternative and an exemplar for transparency, justice and equity.
“Those expecting or calling me for millions in order to vote for me shouldn’t waste their time. And disregard any of my coordinators who may try to make false promises against my position.
” I believe in either winning or losing with dignity,” Mr Sani posted on his Facebook few days to the primary elections.