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Kebbi governorship election is a formality; we’ve won it – PDP Chairman

Channels Television  
Updated March 29, 2012

The newly elected Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bamanga Tukur on Wednesday described this weekend’s governorship election in Kebbi state as mere formality saying that his party’s candidate has already won the election.

The newly elected Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bamanga Tukur

Mr Tukur said this in Birnin Kebbi, the Kebbi state capital during the campaign tour of the party in support of the re-election bid of Saidu Dakingari, former governor of Kebbi state.

“I have no doubt in my mind that this election is a formality as our Candidate has delivered so much in the last term, enough to make his victory very possible,” he said.

Mr Tukur said his administration in the PDP will spend more time pursuing his Reconciliation, Reformation and Rebirth agenda.

He said he will ensure that all the feuding parties in the PDP will be reconciled within the shortest possible time so as to move the party ahead.

“I am glad that this policy is already gaining ground in Kebbi state. The presence of the former governor Senator Adamu Aliero with all his supporters here today is an indication of greater things to come,” he said.

The PDP Chairman called on the party supporters in the state to close ranks to ensure that the former governor is re-elected come Saturday to continue the good works he has been doing in the state.

The former governor and the PDP’s governorship candidate for Saturday’s election, Mr Dakingari congratulated Mr Tukur on his new position as the party’s national chairman and wished that his visit to Kebbi state being the very first since he assumed office will bring the luck that will bring victory to the party.

Other party chieftain present at the campaign tour included former Sports Minister, Sumaila Sambawa, Defence Minister and former acting National Chairman of PDP, Bello Haliru Mohammed, acting governor of the state, Aminu Jega, all serving members of the National Assembly from the state as well as other top government functionaries.