KANO LG POLLS: Kwankwasiyya PDP Sues Aminu Wali Faction, Electoral Commission
A faction of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano State has said it will not participate in Saturday’s local government election, and has sued the Kano State Independent Electoral Commission (KANSIEC) for what it considers “contempt of court”.
The chairman of the PDP faction, Shehu Wada Sagagi, said in a press conference the party has filed lawsuits before the Kano High Court and Federal High Court in the State.
He said the other faction of the party in the state, led by Aminu Wali was joined in the suit.
Sagagi, who claims his faction is the recognized one, is demanding court’s sanction against the Wali group for alleged “impersonation of the authentic PDP and use of PDP logo on the ballots.”
Sagagi explained that the internal crisis within PDP in the state was resolved by a recent judgment of the Federal High Court, Kano.
He claimed that the court had ruled that the Kwankwasiyya faction is the authentic PDP, as a result of which the party elected him as the chairman.
Even though the Wali faction has appealed the judgment, it also elected its own party officials, with Muhammina Bako Lamido emerging as chairman.
Sagagi said the PDP was determined not to participate in the council poll and has made its resolution public.
He therefore queried why KANSIEC is admitting candidates in the name of PDP.
KANSIEC chairman, Prof. Garba Ibrahim Sheka said his commission had screened ‘PDP candidates’ standing for the election, denying that he received any formal correspondence from the PDP declaring intention not to participate in the ballots.
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