Bye-election: PDP candidate withdraws on election day

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the Minjibir State House of Assembly re-run bye-election, Auwalu Ubale Minjibir has backed out of the election by announcing his withdrawal on Saturday (election day)  on a local radio station.

This was just as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which reacted to the development through its Public Relations Officer in Kano, Lawan Garba, said the commission was not aware of Auwalu’s withdrawal.

Garba further disclosed that INEC had not been informed of the withdrawal of the PDP candidate, saying, “as I am speaking with you, the election is in progress and we assumed that all the 15 political parties were participating.”