The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Bauchi State has slated its second governorship primaries in less than 10 days for tomorrow Saturday following the withdrawal of the governorship candidacy of Barrister Ibrahim Kashim, WikkiTimes can report.
Barrister Kashim quits a few days after he was elected as the flagbearer of the party at the first governorship primaries conducted about one week ago.
His withdrawal came on the heel of Bala Mohammed’s defeat at the 2023 PDP presidential primaries in Abuja.
WikkiTimes had reported that Barrister Kashim is only holding the 2023 Bauchi PDP governorship ticket as Bala’s surrogate. The arrangement was designed to allow Bala to reclaim his ticket if he failed to win the party’s presidential ticket.
However, the governor’s name appeared on the ballot paper of the first governorship primaries of the party. “It was an error,” Bauchi State PDP Chairman, Hamza Koshe Akuyam said.
In a move that confirms the surrogate candidacy of Barrister Kashim for Bala Mohammed, yesterday, the governor reappointed him as Secretary to the Bauchi State Government barely 48hrs after he announced the withdrawal of his 2023 governorship candidacy.
The spokesperson of the PDP in Bauchi, Alhaji Yayanuwa Zainabari said that the second governorship primaries of the party will hold at Zaranda Hotel and Tours Bauchi by 12 pm tomorrow.
He said all arrangements for the primaries have been completed to ensure a hitch-free exercise.