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Saraki’s former aide emerges Kebbi PDP candidate

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A former chief of Staff to Senate President Bukola Saraki, Senator Issa Galaudu, has emerged as the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) governorship candidate in Kebbi State.Declared him winner at the end of the exercise, the returning officer for primary election, Alhaji Ado Dati, said out of the four aspirants, Galaudu scored 1,072 votes.He explained that a total of 2,226 delegates were accredited, while the invalid votes was 20, saying the exercise, held at the Gwuandangwaji Creative Centre in Birnin Kebbi was free and fair.

In his response, Galaudu thanked the delegates for supporting his candidature and appealled to the other aspirants to join hands with him to ensure the party’s victory at the polls, expressing his readiness to operate an open-door policy.

A former governor of the state and current senator representing Kebbi Central, Mohammed Adamu Aliero, was returned unopposed in Birnin Kebbi, as was
Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu. Meanwhile, following the recent flood disasters that affected some farmlands and residents, the Kebbi state government has commenced the distribution of relief materials and over N200m to the victims.

Briefing newsmen on the development, Chairman of the Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Alhaji Sani Dododo, said the gestures was part of government’s commitments towards reducing the suffering of the people.

Dododo, who was on inspection tour to the two stores where some of the items were kept in Birnin Kebbi, warned that government would punished any official found tampering with the items.Dandi, Koko-Besse, Zuru, Dakingari, Bagudo, Nganski and Yauri Councils were devastated by the flood, while those along the banks of River Niger recorded lost of lives and property.Items to be distributed include bags of millets, maize, guinea corn, rice, roofing sheets, bags of cements, cloths, rubber buckets, blankets and other household items.


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