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PDP will defeat APC in Katsina, Tsauri boasts


An aspirant for the position of National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Umar Ibrahim Tsauri, yesterday said his party would defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina State in the 2019 general elections.

Buhari hails from the same state with Tsauri.

The PDP chieftain challenged critics of micro-zoning to test their popularity at the December 9 elective national convention of the party.


He said that despite coming from the home state of Buhari, he would ensure that PDP defeat the president’s All Progressives Congress (APC) in Katsina.

“We don’t need to campaign for that. PDP has done what is supposed to be done by any other political party. We will defeat the president in Katsina State in the next general election,” he said.

Senator Tsauri, who made the declaration in Abuja after submitting his nomination form at the party’s headquarters, said that between 2003 and 2011, the party frustrated Buhari’s political ambition in the state.

He spoke against the backdrop of criticisms trailing the micro-zoning of the position of national secretary to Katsina State by the PDP in the North West zone.

Another aspirant for the position from Kaduna State, Abubakar Mustapha, had kicked against micro-zoning, insisting that it was similar to imposition. But speaking to journalists after submitting his form, Tsauri who represented Katsina Central in the Senate from 2003 to 2007, urged opponents of micro-zoning to test their popularity at the forthcoming convention.

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