Uba Sani (pictured left), an aide to Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), “is dead” in the state.
Sani, who is el-Rufai’s special adviser on political matters, said this while speaking to journalists shortly after the state congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He said it was “surprising” that the PDP won in four of the local government areas in the recent council polls.
Sani also denied the claims of the PDP that he manipulated results of the election in some councils in favour of the APC, saying the opposition party as “ungrateful” over the exercise.
“You and I know that when election into local government is conducted in Nigeria, most opposition party cannot get even a single councillor but I think in the case of the state, the opposition even won some seats,” he said.
“I think, the PDP is not fair to the governor and our government because we are able to conduct the freest election in the history of not even Kaduna state, but Nigeria; because it was an electronic voting that one can not even manipulate; you cannot rig election.
“If we really want to rig the election, we wouldn’t have gone through electronic voting system. We would have adopted the manual voting that every other states went through in the past.
“But I think seriously that the PDP are ungrateful to what we have done for them. In fact, I am even surprised that they won four local government areas because for me, PDP is dead in Kaduna state.”
He also said the APC will win the state’s governorship election in 2019, adding: “I don’t believe that the PDP will even come close.
“They don’t even exist in zone one, they are not even strong in zone two, they only exist in few local governments in zone three. So, I don’t see how they can win election in Kaduna state,” he said.