Kano PDP senatorial candidate faults Ayu’s leadership


PDP Chairman Sen. Dr. Iyorchia Ayu
ADP guber candidate, Sha’aban, pledges to offset gratuity backlog
Kano Central senatorial candidate under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Lailah Buhari, has said the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party aggravated the internal crisis threatening the party’s organ in the state.

Specifically, Buhari, who accused the National Chairman, Sen. Iyorchia Ayu, of kindling embers of discord among various interest groups, worried that the widening division, if not addressed, might affect PDP’s chances during elections.

Buhari, the only female candidate seeking elective position across parties in Kano, told journalists, yesterday, that she was committed to make history in next month’s election, despite a legal burden.

The Court of Appeal recently upheld the outcome of PDP’s primary election that produced Buhari as the candidate for Kano Central against the parallel process that produced former House of Representatives member, Nuhu Danburam.

While Buhari was elected under the primary conducted by factional PDP Chairman, Shehu Sagagi, Danburam got the same nomination through the parallel process organised by the Amb. Aminu Wali-led faction.

Although, Danburam had secured a Federal High Court verdict in his favour, the appellate court upturned the judgment and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognise and publish Buhari’s name for the poll.

Danburam has headed for the Supreme Court, but Buhari was optimistic of victory both at the apex court and at the February 25 poll.
IN the Action Democratic Party (ADP), the governorship candidate, Sha’aban Sharada, has pledged to prioritise welfare of pensioners, especially the pending gratuity running into billions of naira, if voted into power in March.

Sha’aban made the promise during a governorship debate organised by Hausa Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) at Bayero University, Kano (BUK).

The House of Representatives member for Kano Municipal expressed displeasure at what he considered “unfair treatment of the senior citizens.”

He promised to ensure prompt settlement of pensioners’ gratuities, adding that he would neither divert nor mismanaged same.

Sharada, who is the Chairman, House Committee on National Security and Intelligence, said, if elected, adequate attention would be given to pensioners for them not to wait endlessly to access their fund, which is now a norm in the state.

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