- The PDP in Kano has accused the APC and the state's governor of trying to influence the forthcoming supplementary election with vote buying
- According to the PDP, Ganduje administration has deployed mind bugling public resources to influence voters
- The opposition alleged that the state governor has recruited thugs from neighboring states of Kaduna, Jigawa and Katsina
The Kano state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of planning to use vote buying, thugs, and disloyal security officers to disrupt the forthcoming re-run election in the state.
The PDP also said the APC has been giving poor women N5,000 each to get their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs), Leadership reports.
The opposition party, through an open letter by the state PDP acting chairman, Rabiu Suleiman Bichi, to President Muhammadu Buhari urged the him to intervene and talk to stakeholders in the state to talk to politicians to act in a peaceful manner so that politics is not done with bitterness.
The party said the APC has plans of gathering PVCs, take them to the state house and return it on the eve of elections with N5,000.
He said some of those people used for the vote buying act were arrested but later released by some of the police officers.
He accused: ”Some of these compromised Police officers have outrightly refused to arrest the culprits even when complaints were lodge against them with credible evidence and proof. Some of these Divisional Police Officers who are falling below standards as far as upholding the law is concerned are those of Rano, Takai, Albasu, Sumaila amngst others.
“Evidently it is true that the Ganduje administration has deployed mind bugling public resources to influence voters and some unscrupulous security personnel, especially the army and the police.
“We also have it on good authority that the Ganduje led government has recruited thugs from neighboring states of Kaduna, Jigawa and Katsina to disguise as agents of other political parties on the election day.
“Their plan is to deny the real agents access to the polling units thereby creating chaos which will ultimately give them the leeway to rig and manipulate the election. We have no doubt that such scheming and machinations will only spell doom for our dear State, Allah Ya kiyaye.”
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Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that ahead of the supplementary elections in Kano on Saturday, March 23, Governor Ganduje said that his government will not tolerate any breach of peace by any group or person in the state.
He gave the warning on Tuesday, March 19, in Kano when an amalgam of 320 associations, called Kano Peace Ambassadors, paid him a solidarity visit.
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