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2019: INEC confirms Tambuwal as Sokoto PDP governorship candidate

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed the nomination of Governor Among Waziri Tambuwal as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Sokoto State in respect of the 2019 election.

 

The emergence of Tambuwal as the governorship candidate followed the substitution of Manir Muhammad Dan’iya whose name was previously submitted as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state. National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education, INEC, Mr Festus Okoye who disclosed this in an exclusive chat with Sunday Telegraph also said that by the substitution, Manir Mohammad Dan’Iya is now the deputy governorship candidate of the PDP for Sokoto State.

 

Okoye recalled that as at the close of nominations for the Governorship and State Assembly Elections, the leadership of the PDP forwarded the name of Dan’Iya as the governorship candidate but that the party had just taken advantage of the substitution window to field Tambuwal, the incumbent governor of the State. “

 

Now, as you are aware, by the provisions of Section 35 of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended), a candidate validly nominated by a political party may withdraw his candidature by a notice in writing, signed by him and delivered by himself to the political party that nominated him for the election and such a political party shall convey his withdrawal to the INEC.

 

“So it is the responsibility of political parties to nominate candidates for elections but such a party can withdraw a candidate  properly nominated, if the candidate withdraws his candidature by a notice in writing signed by himself and delivered to the political party that nominated him.

 

“As at yesterday (Friday), the PRO carried out a substitution in relation to their governorship candidate for Sokoto State. They have now nominated Aminu Waziri Tambuwal as the governorship candidate of the PDP for Sokoto State,” Okoye said.

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  1. Logan Paul

    November 28, 2018 at 10:14 am

    Wonderful article. I’m satisfied that you simply shared this helpful information with us. Thank you so much.

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  4. Ezomon Ehichioya

    November 18, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    What happened in Sokoto formed part of my suggestions to the APC and the Governirs/Combatants in Zamfara, Imo, Ogun and any other states that have similar problems from the APC primaries. I mentioned the substitution, withdrawal/replacement of candidates during the window in the INEC timetable. I specifically advised the likes of Governor Yari, Amosun and Okorocha to negotiate with INEC “cleared candidates” and APC Chair, Adams Oshiomhole, rather than fighting him. Accordingly, in Ogun, Dapo Abiodun could be persuaded to pick Akinlade as deputy, or Akinlade becomes the guber candidate and Abiodun the deputy. The same thing in Imo: Hope Uzodinma will pick Nwosu as deputy or vice versa. In Zamfara, Yari’s “anointed candidate to pick Senator Marafa as deputy or vice versa. In Rivers, Pastor Tonye Cole will pick Senator Abe as deputy or vice versa. But all these governors and the opponents seem not to be listening. They would rather target Oshiomhole, while the date for the last substitution of guber/deputy candidate is December 1, about 13 days remaining.

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