Abacha withdraws as Murtala Mohammed’s son loses PDP governorship ticket in Kano

Mohammed Abacha

Salihu Sagir Takai has emerged as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Kano state for the 2015 general election.

Mr. Takai got 1,260 votes to beat three others including Abba Risqua, the son of late Head of State, Murtala Mohammed, who got 140 votes.

Mansu Sani and Bello Gwarzo got 126 and 106 votes respectively.

Mohammed Abacha, the son of ‎ another former Head of State, Sani Abacha, withdrew from the race on the eve of the election.

Mr. Takai is the preferred candidate of the Minister of Education, Ibrahim Shekarau.

‎Mr. Takai contested the governorship seat on the platform of the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP, in 2011 and lost to incumbent Rabiu Kwankwaso who was the PDP candidate then.


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  • amazing2012

    You have shamed your parents, disrespect their reputation and probed your unpopularity and confirmed your poverty of mind.

    • Aliyu

      His parents never had any good reputation, the jews are more humble than them for those who know them, his father was the main brain behind june 12 annulment and God in his Mercy paid him back double, a thief per excellence

  • adekenny

    Abacha was advised by the president to withdraw! From analysis, he cannot be the best candidate to win the state for pdp!

    • PROF

      kwankwaso is gone

  • Thetwin

    This marks a landslide victory for APC which is more on ground in Kano, and have proved themselves in transforming Kano into a modern city through the able hands of Gov. Kwankwaso.

  • Dankasa

    Abacha I thought you were in the Vila last week telling Jonathan that you will deliver Kano that APC is just at the top in your proclaimed state, Kano, how comes you withdrew from the race (fight) you’ve already took oath to deliver before your “god”, Jonah, what happen? Even Abacha senior and Murtala Ramat reincarnate from their graves will not deliver even 2% of Kano to Janah, men. His chapter is already closed in the entire north except for people like you who are never satisfied, try and rig election in 2015 and see what will happen to you!!

    • T

      i cant wish a reply better than what u are giving to this idiots

  • Aliyu

    Their will be election in Kano but their will not be any contest. The first time in Kano history that Gov election is clearly predictable. it will be around 90:10 in favor of APC

  • Yusuf

    If you want to know the Abacha’s find out from their employees or neighbors, there was a day in my own eyes a small Abacha child ask an elderly worker to remove his shirt and he caned him in the middle of a football field just for fun, same child drank and ran his car into a house with people and came out to brake someones head claiming that the person abused him, the smallest among their atrocities, some of the stories about them are not comprehensible. If I was OBJ I would have locked their mother not Muhd. They are more wicked than the roman emperors