Katsina APC Primary Intrigue, Drama, As Contestant Withdraws
The primary election for Katsina North senatorial district ticket of the All Progressives Congress ( APC ) turned dramatic yesterday as one of the 12 aspirants , Kabir Ahmed Abdullahi , withdrew midway into the race , saying the primary commenced ahead of schedule.
While speaking with newsmen during the primary , Abdullahi , claimed that it was announced that the voting exercise would commence by 8 am yesterday but he was shocked that it started around 2 am.
“ On my arrival , I found that the election was already in progress and I was not informed of the development . So, I was left with no option but to withdraw from the race , said Ahmed even as he appealed to his supporters to maintain the peace .
He assured that despite the abnormalities he had noticed in the primary , he would not challenge the result in court but remained loyal to the party, the state governor , Aminu Bello Masari, and President Muhammadu Buhari.
His words : “ I will abide by the decision of the party despite the lacuna that is therein . It could be an error of ommission or commission but if that is part of the sacrifice we have to give in the name of democracy , we are ready to do so .”