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2023: Kumaila stays on poll for Borno Central Senatorial race – PDP to APC

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The Nationwide Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP) Debo Ologunagba, on Friday, said that opposite to the deceptive info by the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon Muhammed kumaila, remains to be within the race for the Borno Central Senatorial seat and stays the candidate to beat within the February 25 senatorial election in Borno State.

Ologunagba, in a parley with newsmen in Abuja, condemned the APC for peddling lies that the social gathering, following courts resolution, has no candidate for the Borno Central Senatorial ballot.

Kumaila had emerged winner of the July 15, 2022, main election, and his title accordingly forwarded to the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) as candidate of the PDP for the Borno Central seat.

His nomination was, nonetheless, challenged by Hon Jubrin Tatabe, who had received the Could 23, 2022, main however later withdrew from the race two months later.

Tatabe had in a letter dated July 14, 2022 voluntarily withdrew as candidate of the PDP, necessitating the conduct of the July 15 main which produced Kumaila.

However whereas a Federal Excessive Court docket in Maiduguri on Monday nullified the election that produced Kumaila as candidate, one other Federal Excessive Court docket in Abuja, the next day dismissed Tatabe’s swimsuit difficult the nomination of the previous.

Tatabe’s request that Kumaila be sacked and his title be forwarded to INEC as the best candidate of the PDP was turned down by the court docket.

Nevertheless, the APC in a press release claimed that following the courts judgment, the PDP has no candidate for the Borno Central Senatorial election.

However reacting, the PDP spokesman informed journalists in Abuja, that it’s pertinent to deal with the “try by the APC to mislead the general public by falsely claiming that the PDP has no candidate for Borno Central Senatorial District Election”.

Ologunagba mentioned, “Our social gathering has been made conscious of mischievous and deceptive claims by the APC, that the PDP has no candidate for the Borno Central Senatorial election scheduled to carry on February 25, 2023.

“For readability, the PDP states in an unequivocal time period that our Candidate for the Borno Central Senatorial election stays Hon. Umara Muhammad Kumalia was confirmed within the checklist of candidates for the 2023 common elections revealed by INEC.”

The Nationwide Publicity Secretary was of the opinion that the APC’s resort to falsehood “additional exposes the truth that the APC in Borno State is intimidated by the towering credibility and recognition of our Borno Central Senatorial Candidate, Hon. Umara Muhammad Kumalia among the many folks for which they’re desirous to troop out enmasse to vote for him on February 25, 2023.”

He suggested that the APC ought to perceive that the folks have settled for Kumalia and can’t be swayed by their falsehood and deceptive claims.

“The PDP subsequently urges our teeming social gathering members, supporters and good folks of Borno Central Senatorial District to ignore and ignore the APC and proceed to face behind our Candidate, Hon. Umara Muhammad Kumalia as he marches to victory within the forthcoming Senatorial election,” he added.