Sadiq Abdullahi, the kidnapped son of the convener of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Ango Abdullahi, has won the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket for a seat in the National Assembly.
Recall that Sadiq Abdullahi is one of the passengers abducted by bandits during an attack on a Kaduna-bound train on March 28.
Naija News reports that Sadiq, who is still in captivity, won a ticket to represent Sabon Gari Federal Constituency of Kaduna State.
It was learned that Sadiq polled 28 votes from the delegates at the PDP primaries 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.
Meanwhile, Nigerian singer, Olubankole Wellington popularly known as Banky W has won in a landslide victory during the primaries for Eti-Osa constituency seat in the House of Representatives to secure the PDP ticket for the 2023 general elections.
He won 28 out of the 31 votes from the delegates at the PDP primaries to defeat Mr Sam Aiboni, who polled just three votes.
It could be recalled that Banky had in 2019 contested in the National Assembly election to represent Eti-Osa constituency, Lagos at the House of Representatives, but lost to Ibrahim Obanikoro of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
This article was originally published on Nigeria News