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Defection: Lagos PDP Chairman Dumps Party For APC

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Adegoke Salvador

A huge blow hit the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,  yesterday as the Chairman of its Lagos branch, Moshood Adegoke Salvador, dumped the party in order to join the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

Information gathered by NIGERIA NEWS revealed that Salvador made the announcement to quit the PDP yesterday in his residential home located in the Surulere area of the state.

According to the information over 10,000 supporters of the Chairman are also ready to follow him to APC.

Speaking on his decision, the Chairman lamented how the PDP leadership abandoned him at the time he needed them most.

He disclosed that not a single member of the party paid him a visit in the police cell where he was being detained for over three weeks for allegedly participating in the gruesome murder of the PDP Apapa Local Government Area (LGA) chairman, Prince Adeniyi Aborishade.

In the words of Salvador, “Today, I received a phone call from the Chairman, PDP Board of Trustees (BoT). Later, I received a call from Prince Uche Secondus.”

“These are people who never called me for once or asked about my wellbeing during my travails. But they were now calling asking why I wanted to dump the party.”

Speaking further on the party he intends to join after leaving the PDP, he said: “At the last election, the gap between the APC and the PDP was just about 100,000. PDP has 44. 9 per cent, APC has 51.9 per cent. All other smaller parties added together had about 1.9 per cent, so which party will I be heading to?”

He stressed that he would work hard to ensure that the APC top in the 2019 election.

Quoting him, “I will mobilise and campaign for APC from wards to local governments.  I am ready to take my supporters to where they can get jobs, where they can get love and where they can get the dividend of democracy.”

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All PDP Winners Of Zamfara State Elections As Declared By INEC

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All PDP Winners Of Zamfara State Elections As Declared By INEC

The NIGERIA NEWS recently reports how the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC nullify the All Progressive Congress, APC candidates victory and give the People’s Democratic Party, PDP the victory, following the supreme court judgment.

Read Why INEC Declares PDP As Winner Of Zamfara State Election

The certificate of return would soon be issued out to the PDP candidates who are declared the winner while Bello Matawalle would be offered a certificate of return as the Governor of Zamfara state on 27th May 2019  and along with his Deputy in Abuja, under the same circumstance as to the judgment of the supreme court.

All other PDP winners, aside from the Governor and the Deputy, would have to obtain their certificate of return from INEC office, Zamfara state on 31st May 2019.

So painful and wasteful of the electoral vote as APC would not even hold any post by June 2019 as the PDP winners would be sworn in and resume office duty.

NIGERIA NEWS then bring the list of All PDP Winners Of Zamfara State Elections As Declared By INEC, as enlisted below:

GOVERNOR

Bello Matawalle

DEPUTY GOVERNOR

Mahdi Gusau

SENATORIAL DISTRICT WINNERS

Ya’u Sahabi – Zamfara north

Mohammed Hassan – Zamfara central

Lawali Hassan – Zamfara West

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE

Umar Dan-Galadima – Kaura-Namoda/Birnin Magaji federal constituency

Bello Hassan Shinkafi – Shinkafi/Zurmi federal constituency

Kabiru Amadu – Gusau/Tsafe federal constituency

Shehu Ahmed – Bungudu/Maru federal constituency

Kabiru Yahaya – Anka/Talata Mafara federal constituency

Ahmed Bakura – Bakura/Maradun federal constituency

Sulaiman Gum – Gummi/Bukkuyum federal constituency

STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

Zaharadeen M. Sada – Kaura Namoda north constituency

Nura Daihiru – Birnin Magaji constituency

Salihu Zurmi – Zurmi east constituency

Nasiru Muazu – Zurmi west constituency

Muhammad G. Ahmad – Shinkafi constituency

Musa Bawa Musa – Tsafe east constituency

Aliyu Namaigora – Tsafe west constituency

Ibrahim Naidda – Gusau east constituency

Shafiu Dama – Gusau west constituency

Kabiru Magaji – Bungudu east constituency

Nasiru Bello Lawal – Bungudu west constituency

Yusuf Alhassan Muh – Maru north constituency

Saidu Umar – Maru south constituency

Yusuf Muhammad – Anka constituency

Shamudeen Hassan – Talata-Mafara north constituency

Aminu Yusuf Jangebe – Talata-Mafara south constituency

Tukur Jekada – Bakura constituency

Faruk Musa Dosara – Maradun I constituency

Nasiru Atiku – Maradun II constituency

Abdulnasir Ibrahim – Gummi I constituency

Mansur Mohammed – Gummi II constituency

Ibrahim Mohammed Naidda – Bukkuyum north constituency

Sani Dahiru – Bukkuyum south constituency

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Why INEC Declares PDP As Winner Of Zamfara State Election

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Why INEC Declares PDP As Winner Of Zamfara State Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC under the command of Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of the Electoral body nullify the candidacy of all the All Progressive Congress, APC candidates who won in the last 2019 Zamfara state election and thereby declare the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, who happened to be the first runner up in the election, the winner of the election, NIGERIA NEWS reports.

The nullification is due to the judgment pass by the Supreme Court that all the APC did not conduct any valid primary election for the candidates. And so, for that reason, their victory is canceled and the victory is given to the first runner up who happened to be PDP members.

The INEC chairman reveals the report in Abuja on Friday during a briefing.

According to Prof. Mahmood, the electoral commission not only follow the judgment of the court but also take legal advice from a legal practitioner concerning the judgment. The electoral commission reveals that the PDP won the Governorship and Deputy Governorship posts of the Zamfara state election.

According to section 179 subsection 2 of the 1999 constitution, INEC said that PDP qualifies with all criteria the constitution provides. However, the PDP won Zamfara central, west and north senatorial district. The PDP also won the 7 House of Representative.

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