- Governor Ganduje cannot give President Buhari the five million votes he promised in Kano state
- INEC statistics shows that only 4,696,747 collected their PVCs in the state
- If every voter in Kano decide to vote for Buhari, Ganduje would still miss his target by 303,253 votes
The latest statistics by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the collection of Permanent Voters Card so far, has shown that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state cannot deliver the five million votes he promised President Muhammadu Buhari.
In 2018, Ganduje promised Buhari five million votes, saying: "The overall number of votes scored by the APC candidates is more than what President Buhari scored in 2015 general election, that is to say that if eventually he agreed to contest 2019 general election, I assured you, we will give you 5 million votes. We have seen in this election was a clear indication that Kano is APC and ready to contribute to its success any time."
According to statistics released by INEC on Thursday, February 21, Kano has 5,457,747 registered voters. Out of that number, only 4,696,747 collected their PVCs.
If everyone who collected their PVCs in Kano decides to vote for President Buhari, Ganduje would still not meet his target.
Buhari has always won in Kano state since 2003 when he first contested in the presidential election. In 2015, he had 1.9 million votes from the state.
INEC statistics shows that 72,775,585 out of 84,004,084 registered voters have collected their PVCs across Nigeria, ahead of the general elections, meaning 86.63 percent collection rate.
In 2015, there were 68,833,476 registered voters and 56,431,255 cards collected, representing 81.98 per cent collection rate. The overall percentage of collected PVCs increased by 4.65 percent point.
Recall that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had asked President Buhari to have a re-think about the 5 million votes promised him by Governor Ganduje.
Legit.ng reported that the opposition party pointed out that the total number of voters registered in Kano is not more than 5.5 million.
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