The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has pasted the name and credentials of Sadiq Wali as the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano state.
This has led to confusion among members of the party loyal to the state executive led by Shehu Sagagi.
According to a report by Daily Trust, the crisis in the Kano chapter of the PDP led to parallel primary elections in Kano, which produced the sons of former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Aminu Wali, and that of late former Head of State, General Sani Abacha.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Professor Riskuwa Shehu, had told journalists on June 30 that the commission monitored only the primaries conducted by the Shehu Wada Sagagi-led state executive which produced Abacha as its governorship candidate.
But with the list of gubernatorial candidates pasted nationwide on Friday at INEC’s state offices, Wali’s name and that of his deputy, Yusuf Dambatta, were displayed on the wall at Kano INEC office.
Reacting to the development, the INEC Kano state Public Relations Officer, Ahmad Adam Maulud, said the commission at the state level submitted what the outcome of the primary election it monitored to the national headquarters.
He said what was, however, pasted on the wall on Friday was what the national headquarters sent back to them.
“We have sent what we did to our national headquarters and what we pasted today came directly from them.”
“Whoever wishes to seek any clarification should contact the body of his or her national party for any information,” he said.