Kano supplementary election as democratic robbery - Scholars

Kano supplementary election as democratic robbery - Scholars

- Some Kano state scholar have rejected the recently gubernatorial and supplementary election in the state

- The scholars said Kano state witnessed democratic robbery in the name of election

- According to the scholar, the electoral process which was supposed to be free, fair and peaceful was also marred by numerous undeniable irregularities

Kano Scholars Assembly have condemned and rejected the recently gubernatorial and supplementary election in Kano state.

The Assembly said the people of Kano state witnessed democratic robbery in the name of election.

In a statement signed by the president, Yusuf Ibrahim, the assembly said the exercise was marred by disruption perpetrated by the disgruntled elements and a team of political thugs sponsored by the All Progressives Congress government.

Ibrahim said the electoral process which was supposed to be free, fair and peaceful was also marred by numerous undeniable irregularities.

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The statement said: "The harassment by the APC thugs incapacitated most of the INEC ad-hoc staff in such a way that some of the presiding officers were missing and yet some votes were fabricated from those polling units and accepted."

"This political harassment was not only limited to electorate and PDP agents, but also to accredited observers and media houses.

“As good citizens of Kano State, we found it necessary to stand against the charade conducted in Kano in the name of election which is not in congruence with the wish of majority people in Kano.”

“We are therefore appealing to the Federal Government and all institutions concerned to reverse this broad day robbery by reinstating people’s stolen mandate back to the real winner of the 9th March election. This is necessary in order to safeguard the democracy and electioneering process in our dear country," the statement added.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a coalition of civil society organisations, West African Network of Election Observers (WANEO), has condemned comments credited to Amnesty International (AI) suggesting that Kano is an exceptional case of electoral violence in the just concluded 2019 general elections.

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The group said the comments by AI were made in bad faith and in pursuit of a predetermined agenda, adding that elections were generally free and fair across the country except a few challenges experienced across the country.

The general secretary of the group Lukman Musa Abiola, accused AI of meddling and negative comments.

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