2019: Senator Yakubu Lado wins Katsina PDP gubernatorial ticket
Senator Yakubu Lado Danmarke has gotten no fewer than 3,385 votes to won the Katsina Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial primary election.
The election which was conducted at the state party’s secretariat was officially contested by five other aspirants that included Alhaji Ahmad Yar’adua, former state deputy governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Faskari, former gubernatorial candidate of the party in the 2015 election, Eng. Musa Nashuni, Alhaji Sada Ilu and Alhaji Umar Abdu Tsauri Tata.
The other aspirant, Hon Kabir Ahmad Kofa stepped down and did not participate in the election.
While announcing the result of the election, the Chairman of the election committee sent by the National Headquater of the party said that Danmarke scored 3,385 votes to emerge winner, Yar’adua got 243 votes, while Faskari and Nashuni had only one vote each.
The chairman noted that Ilu and Tata had no vote, while there are 28 invalid votes during the election.
He said that the election was free, fair, peaceful and conducted in accordance with the party’s constitution.
Only Danmarke and Yar’adua were present at the election venue, the other four aspirants shun the venue and refused to provide agents to stand for them.