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Published On: Fri, Dec 12th, 2014

Niger primaries: PDP cautions guber losers over utterances

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From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna

The Niger State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the conduct of the just concluded governorship primaries as flawless and a reflection of the wish of the people.

The state Publicity Secretary of PDP, Alhaji Hassan Saba in an interaction session with journalists yesterday in Minna also frowned at the press conference addressed by some of those that participated in the election, saying they are crying wolf where none is.

It would be recalled that Alhaji Umar Nasko recorded a landslide victory over other candidates who contested for the governorship candidacy of the PDP in the just-concluded primaries in the state.

Saba, therefore, urged those who lost the primaries to accept their fate, adding that they must eschew unnecessary speculations over the conduct of the election.

He said the joint press conference addressed by the contestants has the imprint of a script written in anticipation of failure borne strictly out of their inability to impress the people.

Saba stated that governor Aliyu, who was a contestant for the Zone B senatorial seat in the just-concluded primaries, said those who emerged victorious in the primaries were subjected to popularity and administrative competence test while party rules were observed in the full glare of all stakeholders.

He, therefore, rubbished the position of the aggrieved contestants over his allowing an agent to write for him. He maintained that it is legal and consistent with party regulation for him to do so, adding

that there is no provision in the party constitution that makes it mandatory for him to write by himself before voting.


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