North West Congress: Why thugs disrupted voting process in Kaduna


Thugs on Saturday disrupted the North West congress of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) held at the Kaduna International Trade fair complex.

Findings gathered that the major cause of the commotion was about who emerges as the zonal vice chairman of the party in the zone.

 The PDP North West is comprising of seven states of Kano, Katsina, Kaduna, Jigawa, Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara.

According to findings, there are two top contenders, Senator Bello Hayatu Gwarzo from Kano State and Muhammad Jamo Yusuf also from Kano State.

However, it was gathered that Gwarzo is being supported by the former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Aminu Wali, who is leading a faction of the party in Kano State.


Muhammad Jamo Yusuf also from Kano is being supported by the former governor of Kano state, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso who is also leading a faction of the party in Kano.

According to reports, some former governors and sitting governors are also behind Gwarzo, saying from all indication he seems to be the choice.

An undisclosed source said, “voting has gone far, I think four states have cast their votes when some miscreants stormed the venue and went straight to the boxes and destroyed them.

According to him the thugs suspected to be sponsored by one of the aspirants destroyed the ballot boxes, papers and other materials.

When contacted, the police spokesman, ASP Muhammad Jalige said the police have been able to restore peace and order, however, there has been no official statement from the party as of press time.


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