Kano: Late Gen. Murtala’s son battles Late Abacha’s son for PDP ticket

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PDP governorship aspirant in Kano, Alhaji Abba Mohammed would contest for the PDP ticket with the son of late military Head of State, Alhaji Mohammed Abacha, and other aspirants at the party’s primaries to become its candidate for the 2015 governorship election.

Alhaji Abba Mohammed is the son of late former Head of State, Gen. Murtala Muhammed while Alhaji Mohammed Abacha is the son of Late General Sani Abacha.

Mohammed spoke to newsmen after submitting his nomination and expression of interest forms for the state governorship election in 2015.

Mohammed, who was a Special Assistant to former President Olusegun Obasanjo on International Relations and Privatisation, was received by the PDP National Organising Secretary (NOS), Alhaji Abubakar Mustapha.

He said that electricity would be his focus while education, health and agriculture would also be developed with needed infrastructure for poverty eradication.

“I have already come up with my programme which focuses on electricity, education, healthcare, agriculture and infrastructure.

“I believe that once we have been able to provide electricity in Kano, everything will fall in place because electricity will be the engine of growth.

“Then, we can have prosperity; once we have prosperity, the standard of living of our people will be improved significantly and everything else will fall into place,’’ he said.

He also promised to ensure that the PDP won in Kano State if he emerged as its candidate at its primaries slated for Nov. 29.

Muhammed said that the PDP was formidable enough in Kano to beat the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at the 2015 general elections.

Mohammed, however, dismissed insinuations of any preferred candidate in the race on the PDP platform.

He expressed optimism that the leaders of the party were guided by the interest of the state and would ensure a level playing field for all aspirants.



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