By; SULAIMAN AHMED MISAU, Katsina
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Katsina State has adopted, Senator Yakubu Lado Danmarke as its Consensus Gubernatorial Candidate for 2019 General elections in the State.
Addressing journalists at the State Secretariat of the party in Katsina, Chairman Electoral Panel Committee of the Party, Honourable Sani Habu Minister said three acceptable methods were followed to produce the candidate.
Alhaji Habu Minister said Zoning, Elections and Consensus were the options the party has in its constitution to provide a formidable candidate.
He said after series of meetings in Katsina and Kaduna with the seven gubernatorial candidates were held, it was unanimously agreed that one candidate would be produced for the victory of the Party in 2019 General elections.
He said Senator Yakubu Lado emerged following a resolution made by the State Working Committee, Zonal Screening Committee and Chairmen of the 34 local government areas as well as elders and executive leaders of the arty.
“It was all agreed to bring a consensus Candidate” he added.
He said in addition, Five Special Committees were also formed to provide a view on who to be the Candidate of the Party.
Pointing out that two days were given to consult the contestants after which it was unanimously agreed to nominate Senator Yakubu Lado Danmarke as the PDP Gubernatorial Consensus Candidate for 2019 General elections.
Other contestants of the party include, former Deputy Governor of the state under Shema’s administration, Alhaji Abdullahi Garba Faskari, former Secretary to the State Government, Arc. Ahmed Aminu Yar’adua, former Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Honourable Kabir Kofa and former Director State Security Service (DSS), Alhaji Sada Ilu Katsina and Alhaji Abdullahi Tata.