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In Kano: PDP rejects governorship election results

PDP reacts to outcome of Kano governorship election results

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  • PDP said the results of the election were doctored

The Peoples Democratic Party () in has rejected the results of Saturday’s supplementary election.

Okay Nigeria reported that INEC declared Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of Kano governorship election after concluding collation of results of the supplementary election in the state.

Ganduje was declared winner after securing 1, 033,695 votes totally.

However, Alhaji Rabi’u Sulaiman Bichi, acting chairman of the party, speaking to newsmen after the collation, said: “the results were doctored as there was no election on Saturday.

“We shall not endorse the results.”

Also, in a statement by Kola Ologbondiyan, the party’s National Publicity Secretary on Sunday, said its candidate, Abba Yusuf, is the rightful winner of the Kano State governorship election, saying any declaration that does not reflect such cannot stand.

The statements reads:

“The whole world knows that the PDP and its candidate, Abba Yusuf, won the Kano state governorship election since March 9, 2019, having fulfilled the constitutional requirement of securing the highest number of votes and the statutory 25% in two-third of the state.”

“The so-called governorship supplementary election in Kano is a national disgrace and a mere figure allocating exercise by compromised officials, who collaborated with power drunk politicians in the All Progressives Congress (APC) to award results to the APC candidate.

The party therefore cautions INEC against any attempt to import contrived figures from the illegitimate March 23 charade as such will be a clear recipe for anarchy and serious crisis in the state.

The people of Kano state have a long history of firm resistance against corrupt and oppressive forces. Their will must therefore not be stretched in this election.

The Kano people have abundantly expressed their rejection of the corrupt and incompetent government of Abdullahi Ganduje and his party, the APC, and no amount of machination can cow or force them to abandon their resolve for a new governor in Abba Yusuf.”


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Farouk Mohammed

Farouk Mohammed is a Head Editor at Okay Nigeria (Okay.ng). He has been publishing for 5 years and focused more on Local/World News on Okay.ng

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