PDP sues Kano electoral body ahead of council poll

By Fanen Ihyongo, Kano

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has sued the Kano State Independent Electoral Commission (KANSIEC) for “contempt of court,” ahead of the local government election scheduled to hold on Saturday.

Also sued in the litigation is the Aminu Wali faction of the PDP in Kano state.

The party is demanding legal action against the factional group for alleged “impersonation of the authentic PDP and use of PDP logo on the ballots.”

Kano State Chairman of PDP, Shehu Wada Sagagi, in a press conference said the opposition party filed two law suits before the Kano high court and Federal high court in the State.

KANSIEC Chairman, Prof. Garba Ibrahim Sheka had announced that 18 political parties, including PDP, were participating in the council election.

Sheka, who said his commission has screened ‘PDP candidates’ standing for the election, added he has not received any formal letter from the PDP declaring intention not to…

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