Today’s Daily Brief: GEJ & Abacha meet at the Villa, El-Rufai grabs Kaduna APC guber ticket, Osun PDP suspends 6 members, and more

Osun state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP has suspended six of its members for alleged anti party activities arising from the just concluded conduct of the House of Assembly primaries in Ile Ife.

This was contained in a release issued and signed by the chairman of the Party in Osun state Alh Gani Olaoluwa shortly after the state working committee meeting of the Party in Osogbo yesterday.

According to the release the six members were suspended following recommendations from Ife central local government chapter of the the party which was ratified by the state Working committee of the Party.



As the Peoples Democratic Party gets set for its gubernatorial primaries on Monday, President Goodluck Jonathan and the son of the former military head of state, Mohammed Abacha met behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa on Friday, apparently to strategise on how to secure victory for him and the party.

The PDP is presenting the junior Abacha, who was freed from corruption and theft charges by the Federal Government last June, as its governorship candidate for Kano, apparently based on his assumed influence and popularity to be able to dislodge the All Progressives Congress candidate backed by Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.



Kano State Deputy Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, on Monday emerged winner of the APC gubernatorial ticket in the state.

Dr. Ganduje scored a total of 5,588 votes of the total votes cast, defeating the only other aspirant, Brig. Gen. Jafaru Isa (rtd.) who got 126 votes.

Two other contenders, Rep. Abdurrahman Kawu Sumaila and Alhaji Usman Alhaji stepped down for Ganduje shortly after the primary elections commenced at Sani Abacha Indoor stadium in Kano City.

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Former Federal Capital Territory, FCT Minister Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has emerged the winner of the gubernatorial primary election of the All Progressive Congress, APC for Kaduna State ahead of the 2015 gubernatorial polls.

El-Rufai defeated other four aspirants in a primary election that started Thursday, December 4, 2014 and lasted through the early hours of Friday.
The result was announced by 8:30am, Friday.

The Zaria born El Rufai pulled 1,965 votes, Isah Ashiru pulled 1,379 votes, Haruna Sa’eed pulled 127 votes, Shamshudeen Abdullahi Ango pulled 25 votes while Salihu Mohammed Lukman pulled 22 votes.


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