- The Kano state government has maintained its stand to support President Muhammadu Buhari all the way to victory
- In reply to allegations of vote buying, the state government said that President Buhari does not need to purchase the hearts of voters with money
- It also said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will also win the coming gubernatorial election on Saturday, March 9
The Kano state government has said that the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state does not need to buy votes for President Muhammadu Buhari to win election.
The government said Kano remained Buhari’s strongest support base in the country. The commissioner of information, Malam Mohammed Garba, disclosed this to newsmen in Kano on Monday, February 25.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the state government was reacting to the allegation of vote buying by the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) in the just concluded presidential and National Assembly elections.
Mohammed, who is also the chairman of the publicity committee 2019 elections, said it was an insult on the people of Kano for PDP to attribute the overwhelming victory recorded by the APC in the state to voter inducement.
“The PDP should go down memory lane to recall how Muhammadu Buhari was overwhelmingly voted in Kano during the 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015 Presidential elections,” he said.
He pointed out that such an allegation from the PDP was not unexpected, given the setback suffered by the party in the elections.
‘’This clearly indicates PDP’s desperation to discredit the process that has been applauded by local and international observers as one of the best ever organized election in our political history,” the commissioner added.
He, therefore, called on APC members, supporters and the public to disregard the allegation as mere rumour intended to draw sympathy for the electorate who have already made their mind to vote for the APC presidential and National Assembly candidates.
“The PDP will suffer similar humiliation in the forthcoming gubernatorial and state Assembly elections considering the numerous achievements recorded by the administration of Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje in the state,“ he said.
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The commissioner thanked the people of the state for voting the APC and appealed to them to come out en masse to vote during the governorship and House of Assembly elections on Saturday, March 9.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that in his statement to foreign media and polls observer groups, Festus Keyamo, who is the director of media of the Buhari campaign organisation, on Monday, February 25, made some allegations against the PDP in relation to the conduct of the polls.
The statement made available to Legit.ng claimed that the PDP is fond of discrediting the efforts of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the conduct of the polls which has been described as generally peaceful by international community.
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