The 2019 gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Isah Ashiru has emerged winner of the governorship primary election in Kaduna State.

Isah Ashiru emerged winner with 414 votes to defeat Sani Sidi with 260, Ramalan Yero, 28, Sani Abbas, 15, Haruna Saeed, 11 and Shehu Sani, 2 votes. There were 30 invalid votes.

One of the governorship aspirants, Senator Datti Baba- Ahmed, had pulled out of the race less than 24 hours to the primary election.

In a short letter addressed to the State Chairman of the PDP, Mr. Hassan Hyet, Baba-Ahmed alleged that happenings in the party are “inconsistent with his purpose in politics”.

He further stated that the first-hand reports available to him indicated that the PDP was yet to learn lessons.

He said, “I, however, remain loyal and supportive of the party. I pray for the day we would get our politics right for the sake of Nigeria.”

Isah Ashiru emerges Kaduna PDP governorship candidate