The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is currently conducting its gubernatorial primary election in Lugard Avenue, residence of the former governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, according to a report by Daily Nigerian.
According to the report, the exercise kicked off Tuesday morning. Kwankwaso is vying to become PDP’s presidential candidate.
It was gathered that only delegates loyal to the Kwankwasiyya faction were accredited.
Kwankwaso’s son in-law, Abba Yusuf, a former commissioner, may likely emerge unopposed as other aspirants were not in the picture at the venue.
An aspirant outside Kwankwasiyya group who traced the venue and is participating in the process is Jafar Sani Bello.
Kano PDP governorship primaries scheduled for last Sunday was later postponed by the national headquarters pending resolution of some issues.
On Monday, security operatives barricaded Maraba Cinema, venue of the exercise to avoid breakdown of law and order.
Last week, the Police dispersed members of the PDP caretaker committee while the officials were holding a meeting at Sokoto Road in Kano metropolis.
The police explained that they acted on a subsisting court order against the formation of the committee by the party’s National Working Committee, NWC.
Justice NS Umar of Kano High Court in an interim order dated August 28, ordered both the applicants and the respondents to maintain the status quo ante, pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.
The court ordered the respondents and any other person or persons to restrain from interfering or tampering with the tenure of the existing leadership of PDP in Kano.
Umar Mai Goro Rano and four others dragged the national and state leadership of the PDP before Justice Umar, challenging the plans to restructure the party’s executive committee.