Days after concluding the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship primary election in Zamfara State where Dauda Lawal was declared winner, Ibrahim Shehu Gusau, and two other contestants have petitioned the National Chairman of the party citing irregularities in the process.
In a letter of complaint a copy seen by Daily Trust, Gusau, Wadatau Madawaki and Aliyu Hafiz Muhammad accused the state party chairman, Col. Bala Mande (rtd), of working for his preferred candidate who was declared winner of the Primary election against the provisions of the constitution.
The petitioners through their solicitor Ibrahim Ali Esq said Lawal was barely three days old in the party when he contested the primary election and allegedly won.
They complained that the list of delegates was not only doctored, but that genuine voters (PDP members) were replaced with supporters of Lawal, whom were members of All Progressives Congress (APC).
They also alleged that delegates were not accredited, an act contrary to the provision of the party constitution guiding the conduct of primary elections.
The petitioners said, “The primary election conducted on Wednesday 25 May 2022 was in clear violation of chapter 8 section 50 (3) of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) constitution 2017 as amended which stated categorically that three delegates to state Congress one of which shall be a woman to participate in the election.
“To our dismay, on the day of the election all the women were replaced by men who were not card-carrying members of our party.”