- The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kano has raised alarm over perceived violence in the forthcoming rerun election in the state
- The APC has called security agencies to hold Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso responsible, if there is any case of unrest during the poll
- In its claim, the party alleged that Senator Kwankwaso is capable of igniting violence and upheaval in relation to the election
The Kano chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has alerted security agencies to hold Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso responsible in case of report on violence throughout the rerun election in the state.
The Kano APC in its statement signed by the state's commissioner for information, youth and culture, Malam Muhammad Garba, expressed shock over why the senator is yet to be cautioned after some alleged inciting comments made by him, The Nation reports.
The statement said: “It is no longer secret that Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso has seen the March 23 supplementary election as a war he is not ready to lose. His recent utterances indicate his ability to incite and cause violence in the state before, during and after the elections”.
“It is on record that Senator Kwankwaso has continued to mobilize his followers to cause chaos and mayhem in Kano all in the name of election, even though he is not a candidate in the contest”.
“It is pertinent at this crucial period to draw the attention of the federal government and security agencies to recent inciting comments credited to Senator Kwankwaso, calling for war and violence before, during and after the elections.”
"As a responsible party, the APC believes that election is not a do-or-die affair. Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje remains a peace-loving leader who would not want any blood to drop because of election.
“Governor Ganduje believes that power belongs to God and only Him can give and take away power. The modest achievements recorded by his administration are enough to give him victory.
“We wish to call on Kano stakeholders to delve into the situation and call the agents of violence to order. The Ganduje administration since its inception has continued to record and maintain peace.
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“We have enjoyed peace and development in the state all this while, and it will not be to anyone’s interest to allow few elements to destabilize this peace because of their selfish interest.
“To this end, the ruling APC in Kano remains hopeful of victory at Saturday’s rerun election. We call on all our teeming supporters and the good people of Kano state to remain calm, and continue to maintain peace and order for the overall interest of our dear state."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Kwankwaso on Tuesday, March 19 said that the governorship supplementary election scheduled for March 23 in Kano state would determine the credibility of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Legit.ng gathered that he said: “The INEC’s credibility or otherwise will be assessed by the way and manner it will conduct the Kano state re-run election come March 23.”
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