The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP‘s gubernatorial candidate in Kano, Kabir Abba Yusuf, has criticised Gov. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, for his “reckless” statements on the outcome of the supplementary election in the state.
This Online Medium learned that Yusuf in a statement signed by his Spokesman, Sanusi Bature Dawakin-Tofa, said, “For Ganduje to celebrate what happened on 23rd of March, 2019 as legitimate election, his conscience must have been to sleep.
The statement read: “It is our prayer that he regains it to be able to send apologies to the good people of Kano State on his malicious actions that put the state into anarchy through crass impunity.
“It was clear that voters were disenfranchised, sensitive materials were hijacked by APC stalwarts who were seen stuffing ballots boxes with already thumb printed ballot papers in favour of the ruling APC.
“The election was characterized by open vote buying, voter intimidation, harassment and flagrant abuse of human rights, killing and maiming of innocent citizens by the thugs in connivance security agents.”
The Spokesman noted that thugs were seen in the Kano Government House brandishing dangerous weapons, removing historic pictures and symbols in the name of celebration.
“It is evident that INEC in Kano and the security apparatus have been compromised through inducement by the Ganduje’s administration. We have seen reports exposing speedy land allocation to some INEC officials.
“We are baffled, trying to recall which celebration Ganduje is referring to in his interview, is he referring to the huge amount of money his government spent on hiring DJs to amplify the celebration of his purported victory?.
“We are heading to Election Petition with full believe in Allah’s will, we are determined that the stolen mandate would be retrieved and we shall run the affairs of Kano state with the utmost fairness.”