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PDP’s Abba Yusuf heads to Election Tribunal over Kano governorship election result


PDP’s Abba Yusuf heads to Election Tribunal over Kano governorship election result

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the Kano governorship elections, Abba Yusuf, has stated his intention to challenge the results of the polls which saw incumbent governor and All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Abdullahi Ganduje, reelected.

Backstory: Abba Yusuf reacting to the declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday, rejected Gandjue’s win on the basis that the election in the state was marred by violence and intimidation at various polling units.

“In the political history of Kano, we have undergone the most horrific election ever, where the ruling APC and the Kano State Government deployed all mechanisms to orchestrate violence against the citizens. Indeed, the good people of Kano State have witnessed a broad daylight robbery of their mandate by the enemies of democracy.”

While INEC had declared Ganduje winner with 1.033.695 votes against Yusuf’s 1,024,713 votes, the PDP candidate expressed distrust in the electoral body and questioned its impartiality.

He also called out security agencies in the state and their gross ineptitude in terms of guaranteeing the safety of the electorate, accusing them of simply stepping aside as lawlessness became the order of the day during the supplementary polls.

Next Step. On his next line of action, the PDP candidate said, “We condemn this fraud in its entirety. We have decided to take a legal action through the Election Petitions Tribunal with overwhelming evidence that has been gathered, and Insha Allah, the mandate of the good people of Kano State shall be reclaimed.”

Kano state recorded the most cases of violence, thuggery and intimidation during the supplementary elections on March 23, according to reports from observers.

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