ormer Senator who represented Kaduna Central in the 8th National Assembly, Shehu Sani on Wednesday lost in the race to win the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship ticket for Kaduna State.
Sani lost the governorship ticket to Mr Isa Ashiru, who emerged as the governorship candidate of the PDP in Kaduna State for the 2023 governorship election.
The Returning Officer, Mr Raymond Dabo, a former Plateau State PDP Chairman, announced the result after the party’s gubernatorial primary election.
Dabo said Ashiru polled a total of 414 votes to defeat Sani Sidi who got 260 votes to pick the party’s ticket.
He said Muktar Yero placed third with 28 votes while others including Sani Abbas, Haruna Sa’eed, Shehu Sani recorded 15, 11 and 2 votes respectively.
The returning officer, however, announced 30 invalid votes.
However, Sani has hailed the two delegates who voted for him despite his loss at the People’s Democratic Party Primary election.
“The Kaduna PDP Governorship primaries have been concluded. I lost and Honourable Isah Ashiru won. I wish to congratulate him. Two Delegates voted for me without giving them a dime; unfortunately, I don’t know who they are, so that I can appreciate these clean votes. We look forward.
“Two delegates voted for me without paying them kobo But I have received over 300 calls from Different Delegates claiming that they are the two that voted for me and want to come and see me,” Sani tweeted.