Shagari loses Sokoto PDP governorship primary, rejects result

Despite protest by the Deputy Governor of Sokoto State, Mukhtar Shagari, over the composition of delegates list for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship primary election in the state, the election held and a former Ambassador to Morocco, Abdallah Wali, emerged winner.

Mr. Wali got 547 votes, while Abubakar Gada got 193 and Mr. Shagari got 1 vote.

Former Minister of Sports, Yusuf Suleiman, withdrew from the race before the election started.

The result of the election was announced by the chairman of the election panel, U. U. Kumo, early Tuesday.

Mr. Shagari had reportedly ordered his supporters to vacate the Stadium, venue of the election when Mr. Kumo declared the results.

Briefing news men, afterwards, Mr. Shagari described the election as “out-right illegality” and called on the National Secretariat of the party to cancel the primary election.


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  • amazing2012

    Shagari 1 vote ? Hahaha that is good. This is to show you that people are tired of old criminals !

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Wonder what would have happened to him if he had defected along with Wamako?

      Guess he was holding the fort and expecting manna from Abuja for playing the Lone Ranger in Sokoto!!

      • dave

        He stayed behind in PDP because he thought he will secure the governor’s ticket on PDP platform.Shagari it is not too late to follow your boss.You are in a wrong party

  • Ojukwu Chukwudi

    That pays him well. Everybody in Sokoto is joining APC for the development of Nigeria. You decided to rot in PDP. You have not yet seen anything.

    • Johnson Omale

      It also tells him that people are tired of Shagari family. The wind of change is blowing, up Buhari!

      • Ojukwu Chukwudi

        Definitely. The Shagari family are too selfish like the Ali Modu Sherrif’s family. When Sherriff was governor, he made is sister inlaw accountant general, his brother inlaw reps and his father main contractor in Bornu. Now he wants his brother to contest for governor in Borno.

      • sa’a

        So your idea of change is buhari who was the president probably when you were a toddler now you are probably an old man he still wants to be the president. When will ur own turn come? Buhari had the chance once to change the country what did he do? Wind of change indeed. APC is simply Aggrieved People’s Congress so it’s one and the same people and hence nothing will change!

  • Sola P

    He may still be given the ticket with his one vote. Is it not PDP?

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Hmmmmmm…..not impossible!

      He forgot to ask Ewonbode to supply him with “voting ghosts”!

  • Maikano.

    Ohhh My God! Can’t stop laughing. Excellency Deputy Governor. Where could this ‘ONE VOTE’ be from, his driver or secretary??
    People Destruction Party (PDP), Shegiyar Uwa!

    • Hah!

      I wonder woo! but I feel Goooooood! Shagari should remember what he did in 2007.

    • T

      it is his vote my broda

    • sa’a

      Didn’t u guys read this article very well? It was reported that himself and his supporters left the stadium the result was doctored he didn’t even vote for himself they shldve left it as zero but the masterminds knows it will confirm the fact that he (shagari) wasn’t there at all

  • gbenga

    don’t worry you will compensated with ministerial appointment once GEJ win in 2015

  • ogechi

    Allah,na me b d delegate wey gv am that 1vote,Wammako&Tambuwal induced me to do so

  • ogechi

    When u bcos of Abuja Egunje dey offend Ur boss,this Is where it leads

  • Aliyu

    I even wonder how Shehu Shagari’s son will be relevant in Nigerian politics after his father attempted to destroy this country, we are yet to recover from their crimes against democracy. Their family should be declared outcasts for simili’s like Jona to take lesson

    • Wizard

      Just a point of correction. Biologically, Mukhtari Shagari is never Alhaji Shehu Shagari’s son. However, we can infer that he is so because he is marrying the former President’s daughter. So, be informed.

      • Sadiq Garba

        Whatever, Shagari is Shagari. and they reason thesame way.

        • Wizard

          Yes! Shagari is Shagari because it is a name of a town in Sokoto State. Therefore, Shagari as a town doesn’t reason at all. Get the import of my submission clear, please. It is a tradition of majority of Sokoto people to attach the names of their villages to their names. Thus you will hear Attahiru Bafarawa, Governor Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, etc. Bafarawa and Wamakko are all village names for your information.

    • walejohnson

      You have spoken my heart. The boy is as clueless as his father. When he was made the minister of water resources, he did nothing. He is Yes-I agree like his father.

    • A Aminu

      Don’t contradict yourself. You said the Shagaris attempted to destroy the economy of this country. Is an attempt and did not constitute the act of destroying. Why are you talking of recovering then. At least he (Shagari) is better than your heroes who ruled after Shagari who actually destroyed our economy.

  • Alcindo Satori

    Interesting news from Nigerian politics. So now, PDP is practicing full democracy — allowing delegates to pick their candidate(s). APC on the other hand is still on the tight leash of tinubu et al. And I’m supposed to believe/assume APC is the party of change. I dey laugh oooohhhhhhh!!!!

    • Otile

      APC, a den of thieves, mutane barayi, awon ole.

  • gbenga

    myopic thinking———- where are you when in your undisciplined party where each aspirant are conducting different primaries as in case of Enugu, bayelsa etc. May be it is Tinubu that cause it 2. I pity you the product of baby factory

  • Maria

    This man looks like the mesuyah around our corner in Surulere…sorry oga…this is your reward for siding with thieves.

    • Otile

      Maria, don’t mock him. His father is a good man, and he is a good man too unlike APC thieves. See how well other parties conducted themselves, not foul-mouthed like APC. In other parties, there has been no shooting, not even shouting, no beheading, no browbeating, no booing, no hooting, no hissing.

      See, with good behavior peace can return to the North. Maria, join me and pray for peace.

      • Balarabe

        Shagari is a name of their villege. Shehu is not his biological father

  • Tunde

    At least he voted for himself!

  • Northerner

    This is a big Scam by Bafarawa! Gada should get the ticket if the election is cancel. He’s the right man to win The general Election.

    The last time I check, Abubakar Gada achieved:

    First Class Degree in Finance
    2 Masters
    30 years of working Experience.

    He calm and peace maker, he isn’t corrupt like other APC candidates.

    • A Aminu

      Where did you get this wrong information from.

    • Sadiq Garba

      And so what?

      • Northerner

        Just hang yourself maggot

  • Danlami

    Shagari with 1 vote??????? haba PDP, doesn’t LOYALTY mean anything?

  • A Aminu

    If he had won, would he have rejected the result? In all contests, there must be a winner and a looser. Take heart Your Excellency. Dust your hands and get ready for 2019 or 2023. You are still young enough to contest then, you will only be circa 67yrs old in 2023. That is if PDP survive 2015.