The Sokoto State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Ibrahim Milgoma, has denied that its governorship candidate, Alhaji Mannir Dan-iya, has been substituted.
Milgoma spoke with newsmen against the backdrop that Dan-Isa had been replaced with the State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, after he failed to secure the party’s presidential ticket.
He said such report was unfounded.
Milgoma explained that at present, Dan-iya remained the party’s 2019 governorship candidate, noting that there was still time to substitute candidates according to the law.
The chairman said the party would formally announce any change, if any, in future, noting that substitution had processes, which must be complied with based on electoral guidelines.
Milgoma explained that the event held on October 7 at the state party headquarters was to express Governor Tambuwal’s appreciation over the support he enjoyed at the PDP presidential primary in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
According to him, party members are still united and will continue to support any person that emerged victorious during the concluded primaries and urged loyalists to work toward ensuring maximum success of all party candidates in coming elections.
There were speculations that tthe party had conducted fresh primary and produced Tambuwal as governorship candidate at the 11th hour on October 7 to comply with the deadline of the Independent National Electoral Commission on conducting primary election..