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Despite being in captivity, Ango Abdullahi’s son wins PDP house of reps ticket

Sadiq, son of Ango Abdullahi, convener of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), has emerged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Sabon Gari federal constituency of Kaduna state.

Sadiq won the PDP ticket for a seat in the lower legislative chamber during the party’s primaries held for states house of assembly and house of representatives across the country.

Sadiq, who is seeking to represent Sabon Gari federal constituency of Kaduna state in next year’s election, won the election despite being in captivity.

He was one of the passengers abducted when bandits attacked a Kaduna-bound train in March.

When asked on Monday if Sadiq won the primary while in captivity, his father said: “Yes, he did. He’s still not at home.”

Announcing the result on Monday morning, Mohammed Shafiu, the returning officer, said Sadiq secured 28 votes to defeat his closest challenger, Malam Abdulhamid, who scored six votes.

Hajiya Mohammed and Paulina Edward, who also contested in the poll, were said to have got no votes.

Shafiu also said 34 delegates were accredited for the exercise, adding that the election was monitored by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other observers.

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